My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

Debating …pondering …dissecting Scripture ..analyzing the Greek for meaning  …  I may have landed somewhere.

I’m simple-minded yet emotionally complex.

Knowledge and life experience has  poured into my being over the last 5 decades.

I ponder this life and the Creator God and how it is  all woven together in some wild and mysterious fashion.

My head is full of thoughts as I lie down for the evening and then it’s as if  the Holy Spirit sings something simple and soothing into my soul …

“My faith has found a resting place,

Not in device nor creed.

I trust the Ever-Living One —

His wounds for me shall plead.

I need no other argument,

I need no other plea,

It is enough that Jesus died …

And that He died for me.”   *


And I knew  — in all the thoughts and debate and analysis — it is enough that Jesus died and that He died for me!

My simple mind is embracing the profound !

My heart is at rest!

It is well with my soul!

*Song “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” –  credit:

Words:  Eliza E. Hewitt , in Songs of Joy and Glad­ness, 1891. Hymn­als oft­en show the au­thor as Li­die H. Ed­munds, Eli­za’s pseu­do­nym.

Music: Landås, André E. M. Grétry (1741-1813); ar­ranged by Wil­liam J. Kirk­pat­rick (1838-1921)

Joy Waters Martin

My kids tease me sometimes that my definition of a situation going well is often described as, "It was 'life-giving' " -- meaning, it may have had some conflicts or uneasy moments or stress but all in all , something about it breathed life into the situation and the people involved...something of the heart was moved in a good direction. I'm all about LIFE ... life with my husband, life with 4 adult children, their spouses and 8 grandchildren (to date, that is :), life in our home and life in a wild adventure we tend to label "ministry". In reality , all of these categories mesh together to make up the "organic me". Relational , redeeming and restoring are some of my favorite words and they give life to my soul as I walk it all out with Jesus Christ, the Giver of all life. Profile Photo by: Melody Martin

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  1. Becky Juett Miller

    Good one

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. anotherstraw

    This was just what I needed to hear, Joy. I love that song.

  3. Joy Waters Martin

    So glad it met you where you are as well ! The rest of the song is really incredible too , of course — I might have to write a sequel 🙂

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