The Almighty: A Poem Based on Psalm 18

I will never get over the thrill of reading Psalm 18 and cherishing God as our Champion and Hero. This week as I design the July issue of Broken but Priceless: The Magazine, I would like to share with you a poem that fits into our Delighting in God’s Goodness series. I hope that this poem, which has appeared in Broken but Priceless and on my blog, blesses you this week and reminds you of Who fights for you.

 

Why do I cower so much in the night

And depend on my failing wisdom and might?

My enemies may be too strong for me,

But my God is the powerful One, the Almighty.

 

I will cry out to Him when danger draws near.

I will call on His name when my heart beats in fear.

O God, rescue me from the onslaught of attacks.

Calm my heart and remind me of the facts—

 

You are greater than any strong enemy.

You ride on the wind and walk on the sea.

You light coals on fire with one single breath.

The earth shakes when You’re full of wrath.

 

You fight for Your own, the ones You love.

You descend from the heavens, Your sanctuary above.

You draw me out of the waters, the raging flood.

You save me from sinking into its mire and mud.

 

I will watch Your lightnings flash and make a display.

I will sing to You as You turn night into day.

You chase away the darkness and gloom.

You slay the enemy and serve them doom.

 

I will love You forever, my refuge and tower.

I will turn to You and depend on Your power.  

You are the One who is greater than all.

The Almighty is my Father who hears me when I call.

 

How have you seen God rescue you when all seemed hopeless? Share some encouragement with the rest of us in the comments below, and tell us what you learned about God when He rescued you.

 

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Comments (4)

  • anon

    I love this poem Katy. Absolutely, beautiful. God has rescued me from SO much in my life. My own depravity, from the things the enemy tried to steal from me: like joy, peace, contentment in Him, and from illness. Your poem gives me new reasons to praise God for all He has done to rescue me. 

    Jul 06, 2017
  • anon

    Hello, Dawn! Thank you so much for sharing that. He is the one Hero we can always count on. His love, power, and wisdom help us at exactly the right time. Thank you for your comment! God bless you.
     

    Jul 06, 2017
  • anon

    Katy, your beautiful poem reminds us that Almighty God is our Father we can trust. He rescued me from placing demands on myself that did not originate with Him. He replaced anxiety with peace.

    Jul 06, 2017
  • anon

    Thank you, Jeannie. He is the peacemaker within our hearts! Thank you for sharing that. 
     

    Jul 06, 2017

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Katy loves to write about how God works in our lives on a daily basis. Each day with Him is an adventure. As she captures some of those adventure moments here, share what God is teaching you as well.

 

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