"His divine power has given us everything we need
for a godly life through our knowledge of him
who called us by his own glory and goodness."
For now we see through a glass, darkly;
but then face to face:
The cloud of the Lord was over the tabernacle by day,
and fire was in the cloud by night,
in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.
Though we do not have a visible pillar of cloud by day
or pillar of fire by night, believers have the Holy Spirit, indwelling them,
'his divine power giving us everything we need for a godly life'.
He is as present as a pillar of cloud and fire!
Though feelings may ebb and flow and understanding falters
it is not what we feel that counts, but what we know!
Get thee behind me satan,
Sire of doubt-fear-lies
Of scorn, prideful and blatant
Of wolf in sheep-disguise
Faith fixes its survival
On what it cannot see
It fights life’s brutal battles
With bowed head and bent knee
It does not ask for reason
Or evidence or proof
But trusts God through each season
His Way IS Life and Truth
Get thee behind me, satan
You evil, hateful foe
Faith is a firm foundation
In God, who loves us so
© Janet Martin
This poem also works into today's prompt at Poetics Aside
PAD Challenge day 7: For today's prompt, write a villain poem.