Peace In the Midst of the Storm
by Kaleb Thompson Genre: Spiritual, Inspirational Poetry
Anxiety and fear seek to prey on the damaged and create heavy burdens that scar the soul, being heartless and insensitive to the lost, unkempt, and broken-spirited in a troubled, unwholesome world. However, they do not reign for eternity, as faith, resilience, and empowerment remain planted from within to help overcome pressing obstacles, regardless of how difficult they may be.
Peace in the Midst of the Storm primarily focuses on the beauty of positivity, selflessness, and honorable confidence that symbolizes the importance of light being present within darkness. This book also holds accountability in facing the realization that as life may prove frustrating at times, giving up is never an option! This shows that regardless of our mistakes, life does not promise us that we will remain positioned in negativity. What we were in our pasts will not seep into who we have grown to be as positive individuals. What we have now realized is that we often must prepare to speak victory over our storms and, as we continue to encourage ourselves to do that, we will overcome anything.
“When the storm in your life is raging, remember that it will not last always. This life wasn’t promised to be easy for all of us, but we were graced with the vital strength to endure through even the most difficult challenges. Therefore, the inner peace within you will encourage you to hold on and never give into defeat as your divine breakthrough will begin to manifest in the blink of an eye. If you’re hurting, it’s only temporary. If you’re feeling alone, it’s only temporary. Constricted in fatigue and restlessness, it’s only temporary. What you have started out in becoming will only lead to a valuable transformation where you will no longer be anxious about anything. Hope hears your strained voice as love willingly comforts to make your broken spirit whole. Time enables you to hold yourself accountable for your own happiness. Your seed will sprout into rejuvenation for your tomorrow and the days ahead. I pray you heal from your past, embrace what you have now, and honor the need of choosing yourself as well as prepare for a beautiful future that nourishes and completes your soul.
Faith, resilience, empowerment. The beauty of faith transitions us as troubled individuals into calm-spirited souls as we are at rest knowing that everything will work together for our good. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things that are unseen. What has been positioned to bring us deserving favor, whether it be a promising career or unexpected financial well-being, is a valuable gift that is not at risk of being taken away. Through the difficult storm, faith enables us to possess clearer vision beyond what others do not have the desire to see themselves. As we embrace the light that has lifted us from where darkness has placed us, we are courageous enough to become resilient in pushing ourselves to be redefined as meek and worthy. We are too involved in pursuing our designated purpose that we have become disinterested in looking back to Introduction xii what we once were. We are no longer the same as we refuse to let what was meant to break us affect our mental, physical, and spiritual mentality. I can only imagine how proud we must be to bury distraught and worry and secure the value of expressing the confidence to overcome anything. Therefore, this is where empowerment lies. Empowerment grants us the necessity of giving ourselves the permission to be steadfast in focusing on where we need to go and where we need to be. We were built to heal and elevate from the scars that attempted to permanently damage our sacred temples. We were built to stand firmly, in spite of the obstacles that were repeatedly present. We were built to know that we are enough.”
Kaleb Thompson is a dedicated and optimistic individual who enjoys living life to the fullest. Being a native of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Kaleb received both his Bachelor's degree and his Master's degree from Coastal Carolina University in May of 2019 and August of 2020, respectively, where he has valued much of his educational experience and career within the hospitality and tourism industry. He has recently started to write poetry to not only inspire others but to help relieve stress as a whole. For more information, please visit https://www.poeticinchrist.com/