by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges
2 Samuel 22:17-20 (GW)
|Karen Murphy Photography, ©2016|
You came at me
with sharpened sword
thought I was finished
thrust it downward
as you grinned¹
You shoot at me
with bow and arrows
think you’ve hit your target
one after another
pointing at my heart²
You threw me
into a pit
deep and dark where
hungry lions live
smacking jaws, licking paws³
You shoved me
into a fiery furnace
flames that would burn
flesh and skin4
Stepped in front of you
slicing with the Sword of the Spirit
using my Shield of Faith
lions sleep in peace
baptizing me in redemption’s flames.
Head on pillow, tears filling the ocean
closing my eyes in reverent devotion
Jesus—Your name becomes my potion
sinking into deep sweet sleep to the motion
my heart and Your heart beating together
as one — while I dream —
my Knight in shining armor rescuing
me into His strong, loving arms.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
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wonder if you are anything like me when reading certain portions of
Scripture and question if it really applies to us?
love reading Psalms. They are such a comfort and help to my soul. Not
to mention it’s poetry! When I read David’s words asking God to confront
his enemies though, I often picture a battle of two armies coming
together. Or maybe Saul advancing on David or one of his other enemies.
These enemies are real. They’re tangible.
then I wonder—who are MY enemies? I don’t have anyone coming to attack
me. I don’t have any armies advancing against me. After much thought, I
made a list. Do you recognize any of my enemies?
BUT GOD! … will step in for us when we call upon Him to fight these enemies. God will vanquish our foes when we put on our armor (Ephesians 6:12-20) and let Him take over the battle.
What enemies are you wrestling with? I’d love to pray with you and encourage you in the Lord today.
(click on each verse to open a new window to read them)