Another poem and painting from my ‘inspired by Psalms’ collection…
I am in a battered boat
Drifting on tattered tides,
In the midst of a troubled sea
My destination hides.
The ocean roars about me
And splashes in my face,
My vision clouded by the storm
As darkness now gives chase.
I battle on through the windy wake
And row until my arms are weak,
Soon my strength will leave me
– safety I MUST seek!
Life is like that ocean,
Stormy, rough and tough to sail,
And lonely is that journey
When you’re battling through a gale.
And it’s hard to seek God’s presence
When the waves are driving you back,
It’s hard to look upon his promises
When your focus is your lack.
But when you see salvation
Is just within your reach,
God’s beacon is so beautiful,
His light so bright and rich!
That lighthouse is your protection,
It will be your shelter through the night,
Have confidence in its security
And not upon your plight.
God’s presence is your protection,
The stronghold of your life,
Have faith and trust he’ll guide you
And surround you in his light.
God IS that bright beginning,
He IS that cleansing light,
Let him fill you with his blessings,
Just keep him in your sight.
His light is his presence and his glory
And with him you can dwell,
Take heart upon the story
I’m trying here to tell;
Gaze upon the beauty
Of that lamp that guides you through –
Jesus is the light to follow
And HE is calling YOU.