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A Place of Peace

During my healing process the burdens of the past would build up and the pain from the deep-seeded wounding would escalate at times. I would turn to the Lord and He gave me a place that I could rest.

It was a visual place in my mind that I would be taken to in my spirit. That safe place was under a large Oak tree. I would sit in the shade of its branches. A bubbling creek was at my feet. Behind me was the quiet of a beautiful pasture with wild flowers interspersed among the green grass. The sun shining down.

I would lean against the rough bark of the tree trunk and gaze out at the rippling water. It flowed gently down stream bubbling over a rock. The quiet whisper of the waters flow was calming. In my special place Jesus would walk up and sit down beside me. He never spoke but would lean back against the tree trunk and I would imagine that like me He was just contemplating the sounds of natures.

It was the most calming place for me and when the rigors of life come upon me to this day I always have access to my secret, safe place. I ask the Lord to take me there and suddenly a peace beyond all understanding flows through me as My Lord and I lean against the rough bark of an old Oak tree and listen to the whisper of a bubbling brook.

God has a secret safe place for you when the healing journey tries to tear you down. Ask Him to take you there and let the peace of God fill you.



You need to escape?
Need to get away,
from hassles today?
An escape you seek,
from problems deep?
Want a vacation?
To a secret location?
Wanting the oceans blue…
beautiful mountains too?
Wanting a tropical breeze…
Or a northern freeze?
Wherever you want to go…
something you need to know.
You can escape…
and it’s no debate.
You can escape today…
to a place not far away.
A place concealed,
but I will now reveal.
It’s called the “Secret Place”…
it’s very deep inside.
Where we can each go…
go and hide.
Peace and safety,
we find in that place.
Consumed by God’s Love,
and His amazing Grace.
Where and how, you ask…
do you get deep inside?
Just call on God…
Let Him be your Guide.
For there is a place…
a Secret Place of rest.
In God’s Presence,
you will sure be blessed.

Poem by: SecretAngel


Blessings to you.

About Sue Cass

Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I am the founder and C.E.O. of Elah Ministries, Inc. A non-profit 501c3 ministry that offers hope, healing, and deliverance to hurting souls. Elah Ministries, Inc. is supported strictly by donations and the proceeds from the sale of my nine published books; both fiction and non-fiction. I hope this ministry and my books draws people closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

12 responses »

  1. jacqui aka shofargirl

    Just lovely Sue! I love oak trees! x

    • Thank you. Ask the Lord to take you to the secret place He has for you. Just lean back, close your eyes, and let Him take you there.
      Blessings to you, Jacqui.

  2. Reblogged this on Sue's pen2paperblog and commented:
    We all have times when life drags us down. Jesus has a secret place that He will show you to give you rest. He’ll meet you there and give you the rest you need. Just ask Him.

  3. Beautiful, blessings to you Sue. 🙂

  4. This is so beautiful and so like Jesus to provide us an escape! Thank you so much, Sue! It reminds me of Psalm 32:7 –

    You are my hiding place
    You shall preserve me from trouble,
    You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.

    God bless you as you minister to us!

  5. Sue, thank you so much for sharing your personal story with my poem. I feel His consuming love and peace wherever I am and call on Him but I will have to ask Him to give me a visual place too. Awesome testimony!

    • You are welcome and your poem was just too perfect not to use with my story. They just fit hand in glove. 🙂 Thank you for letting my use it.

      • Anytime!! I know that nothing is coincidence for God is in control! I praise Him for what He gives both of us and pray that He uses both of us to help many! Many blessings to you, my sister!

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