Psalm 3: Faith against Foes

 based on Psalm 3 (original)

I cry out oh Lord for help
They surround me on every side
Will you save me in my need?
Many are saying you’ll not provide.

But I know you are my shield
You will lift my head up high
I call out, and you answer me
I know, my aid, you’ll not deny.

If I lie down and fall asleep
I know I’ll wake and rise with glee
I will not fear 10,000 men
For the Lord my God, He shelters me.

Rise up my saviour and my God
Deliver me Lord from my foes
Break their jaw, shatter their teeth
Strike down them who against me rose

The Lord provides our one true hope
From Him receive all you desire
May your blessing, God, be on us all
And let us become what you admire

author: Dr David H. Akehurst

If you liked this, consider reading some of my other poems.

(I have always thought that it would be good to read a translation/interpretation of the psalms that actually read like poetry in the English language. I know that many other people have done this, however a few years back I was house bound for a few weeks and had a go at writing poetry based on them. This is one of the results.)

Thoughts about life: Know, deeply, that God Loves You

Know, deeply, that God Loves You

He really does, more than you can possibly imagine. What parent does not love their child, what creator does not feel for His creation, especially if that creation had the ability to feel also. If we make something – whether our childhood creations brought lovingly home from school, to bigger projects we take on as adults – we feel for the things we make, things we invest a bit of yourself in. These inanimate creations capture a bit of our hearts, how much more so would a child. How much more so, do we, Gods creation, and able also to love, capture His heart. How much must He cry when we are hurt, or hurting, How much He longs to reach out and comfort us if we will let Him. How much does He want us to have the best life we can – so much that He sent Himself/His son to die for us, so that we can have the fullest and best life. If we seek Him, He will prosper us. He has the plans to bring us all we could ever dream of and more than we can imagine. But we tend to ignore Him, not listen, not put ourselves where we can receive these gifts. Sometimes we can be really dumb. Sometimes we are just hurt, and we need first to allow Him to heal us, before we are able to receive some of the good things. Often we have been given good things, and we take them for granted, don’t notice, forget, or throw them away without thinking – again mostly through being hurt and broken people – but it can be through us making bad choices, or simply not being aware that God is there, and He loves us with the intensity that only an eternal and infinite God can provide. Step into it, bask in it, lap it up, it is infinite, it won’t run out as a source – it will run out of you, it will overflow into those around you, and they will feel it too – then perhaps they will notice Him, accept His love, and allow it to flow into someone else.

[1 Cor 8v3, Jer 29v11]