The dog wants in, the cat wants out,
There's someone at the door;
I thought it was my quiet time-
It's really more like war.
I study hard, but other things
For my attention vie:
The reasons they weren't there before,
I really don't know why.
Yet now my Bible pages turn:
Perhaps within the prophet's words
My soul can find a fix.
The first two verses struggle by,
But then I read verse three:
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on thee."
From a message by John M. Walls