Pause for Poetry Godly Advice

Welcome to Pause for Poetry, featuring a poem, Godly Advice, written by my writer-friend, Frances Gregory Pasch.

Godly Advice


On days when things get hectic

And my head is spinning around,

Jesus takes me by the shoulders

And He gently sits me down.

He whispers, “Do not panic…

Relax and stop a while.

Fatigue causes tension

And robs you of your smile.

“Put everything in order,

Get your priorities straight…

Forget unneeded details,

On key things concentrate.

“Stop all of your rushing,

Tackle one thing at a time…

Slow down and take it easy,

As the ladder of life you climb.

“You don’t have to impress me,

It’s not how much you do,

It’s the way in which you do things…

Just keep My will in view.

“For whatever you accomplish

It’s not for you, but “Me.”

If you put Me first, you’ll triumph

And dwell with Me eternally.”


©Frances Gregory Pasch

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday school papers since 1985. Her writing has also appeared in several dozen compilations. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry is available on Amazon. Frances has been leading a women’s Christian writers group since 1991 and makes her own holiday greeting cards incorporating her poetry. She and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at

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4 thoughts on “Pause for Poetry Godly Advice

  1. I love poems and this has blessed me tremendously! I will learn to take my time and not rush things because at the end of the day God is not impressed. Thank you for allowing God to use you.


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