Soul’s Rest

Psalm 62:1 “My soul finds rest in God alone…” (NIV)*


My soul finds rest in God alone

Not God and family, friends or home

Not God plus exercise, fitness and health

Not God and money, possessions or wealth

Not God plus books, music or shows

Not God and writing, poetry or prose

Not God plus wardrobe, style or fashion

Not God and hobbies, job or passion

God alone satisfies the soul

My soul’s rest is in God, and God alone.


poem and photo by Patty Perkins


Any one or more of these “things” can be off kilter and we can still have rest with God. But if we have everything perfect in all these areas and no peace with God, there will be no true rest.

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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