Sheltered Under His Wings

There stands at my shoulder the presence of One

greater than the eagle that hovers near;

It is in Him that I rejoice,

I find assurance, and my heart sings.

He draws those in, comforting the weak,

and cloaks them in righteousness.

They’ll suffer no more pain,

they’ll cry no more tears.

They’ll not walk with fainting breath,

but run to win and be made strong.

So, I’ll not fear what comes to bear

down upon my life or soul.

 or those who harm, or wage war,

and should it be that allies turn,

He is my shelter, shield and sword

covering me from hate that burns.

If I be caught in snares of death,

He is my refuge. He is my strength,

  Jehovah God, and it is He

who reigns supreme upon his throne.

When nations crumble, and kingdoms fall,

 God will claim what is His own

and gather all His children home.


Footnotes: The above poem was inspired from the bible scriptures found in Psalm 17:8 (NIV)  – “…hide me in the shadow of your wings.”  and in Psalm 91:4 – 8 “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand my fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.”

Joyce E. Johnson (2014)

Posted August 20, 2014 by Joyce in Faith, Inspirational Poems, My Writings, Poems, poetry

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