Awesome God: Worthy of Praise


Every day I look outside and have an amazing view. Looking right through my window I see the sky, trees, foothills and more. It is a daily reminder that we have an awesome God who is worthy of praise and thanksgiving.


creation of an awesome God


Awesome Works of the Creator


Mountains, sky, clouds, rain
Through my window I can see
Ever changing views


In the starlit sky
Lightning races jaggedly
Thunder shouts aloud


Sunshine wakes me up
Darkness offers time to sleep
Seasons come and go


Beauty can be found
In each miracle of life
Made by God’s own hand


Awesome power this
By our great and mighty God
Full of grace and truth


Pondering my place
In creation’s grand design
I give thanks to God


creation of an awesome God





When I sit outside on the porch, it gives me an opportunity to be quiet and still. My goal is to be outside for a little while each day. It’s a perfect place to listen, think, observe and pray. Sometimes I get too busy and forget, and the tension builds in my neck and shoulders. The time outside actually refreshes me and some of the tension subsides.


Stillness is good for us even though sometimes we avoid it.


At times we don’t want to be alone with our thoughts. Maybe something is bothering us, but we keep busy to avoid dealing with it. Or we are afraid of what we may find if we do some soul searching.


My dear friend, Bettie Gilbert, penned this poem I wrote and sent it to me for my birthday this year. I love it!


God is not afraid of anything in our hearts and lives. He is big enough to handle the greatest sorrows and burdens.

The more I put my trust in Him and lay down my burdens at His feet, the more peace I experience. But it’s all too easy to take up those burdens again. That’s why it’s important to take these times of silence and stillness. We need to remember the words of Jesus:


Matthew 11:28-29 (CSB)

Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.


I’m linking up with: #LMMLinkup, #TeaAndWord, #TrekkingThru, #TuneInThursday, #HeartEncouragement, #Grace&Truth





20 thoughts on “Awesome God: Worthy of Praise

  1. Dear Gayl,
    Oh, thank you for sharing such sweet thoughts today, my Dear Friend. And for this to come on a day of enforced stillness myself, truly the Lord does see the desires in our hearts to be able to move again, to share again. He has HIS ways of stirring His own beauty up from the deep places of our hearts, and you are so right, we need to be stilled in order to see and hear what He will bring. These words are so full of HIS heart:

    “Pondering my place
    In creation’s grand design
    I give thanks to God”

    Thank you for your friendship and care. Blessings, love, and hugs to you! xoxo

    1. God does see our needs and provides in so many ways, sometimes unexpectedly. I wasn’t going to write today, but it just came so naturally. I love how God works and uses each of us to encourage each other. I am blessed that you are my dear friend and sister! Blessings, love and hugs to you, my poet/sister/friend! xoxo

  2. You do have a beautiful view from your house. I love the poem that the view inspired “Awesome Works of the Creator”! Blessings to you.

  3. Amen! I spent time on my back porch every morning for several months (when the weather was warm enough at 4:30 in the morning). I think I still need time on the back porch—just during a warmer part of the day!

  4. Beautiful poetry, Gayl! You are very talented! And I’m like you! I need to pull away each day to spend time alone with God in order to refuel each day. But you have a much prettier setting than I have with my home. You are blessed, my friend! Pinning your 2nd poem!

  5. Beautiful! Reminds me of “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” – Psalm 19:1

  6. Thanks for sharing your inspiring post on the #LMMLInkup this past week. I am always encouraged when I read your wonderful poetry and thoughts each week. Also thanks for being such a great friend.

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