Peace flows easy, like a river, calm
And steady as the rising dawn.
Strength and confidence abound.
Mine is clarity of sight and sound,
Visibility for miles.
I set out to work hard and run fast and play,
And on bright sunny days we laugh the whole way.
I give all.
I finish strong and settle in,
My mind filled with images of the day’s has-been.
I rest in the shadow of the Almighty, Most High,
But when darkness comes and covers my eyes
My faith seemed unstoppable, unshakeable, real!
A chill rushes in, my peace to steal.
Knocks me over like a hurricane gust
That sends me spinning in irrational mistrust.
Deeply, in and out, reciting the Truth.
My whole mind, body and soul beg to see proof
Pressing me thin, and from every side
I scramble, looking high and wide
For an out.
I sink down under the weight
Of hopeless exhaustion and threats, like bait.
Utters prayer and desperation cries
Into the darkness of night’s disguise.
Where is my faith that once seemed real?
I’ve hope for tomorrow’s seed but not today’s meal.
Deep from within, the Truth bubbles up.
Love and a sound mind, my portion, my cup.
I Am is King, and in Him we win.
Fear is illusion and darkness, sin,
On high ground I find my rest.
My body gives way to the beat in His chest.
All my senses to the truest dimension.
Heaven on earth, in tension,
Fear nothing – not wolves, not arrows, not sickness.
I stand untouched, and He spans the distance,
West to east,
To save and set free, to render us undone
By the love of a Father who gave up his Son
So quick to forget but there’s grace to remember.
To win this battle, I must only surrender.