Photo by B.S. Wise, © 2010
Shaken: He Never Walked Away
Beneath my feet
Shadowing my certainty
Unsettling my sensibilities
Broken underneath and around me
Now broken within
Scarred and scared
Not resting in . . .
And by His knowledge
The heavens formed
The depths were broken up
And the rain stormed
To His wisdom I will cling
Not letting it depart
From my eyes
Life to my soul
He will provide
Walking safely in His way
My foot feels the tremor
I will not stumble
When I sleep
I do not fear
God is near
The sudden terror
Does not shake
To His presence
Shrugging off trouble
When the wicked come
The Lord is my confidence
My portion’s sum
© Robbie Pruitt, September 4, 2011
"The LORD by wisdom founded the earth;
By understanding He established the heavens;
By His knowledge the depths were broken up,
And clouds drop down the dew.
My son, let them not depart from your eyes—
Keep sound wisdom and discretion;
So they will be life to your soul
And grace to your neck.
Then you will walk safely in your way,
And your foot will not stumble.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
Do not be afraid of sudden terror,
Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;
For the LORD will be your confidence,
And will keep your foot from being caught."