What Makes Me Feel Safe

She asked what makes me feel safe.
In reply I say: To have beside me
The Almighty God. No circumstance will chafe,
External factors will never trouble or guide me.
I do not say that God is in my pocket.
He’s no one’s personal genie, idol or charm.
I fear his holy Name — let no one mock it.
But under his wing his people come to no harm,
For they possess what even death can’t touch:
No human can destroy eternal hope.
And this, my friend, is no religious crutch,
But true reality to help you cope
And — more than cope — to flourish, grow, enlarge
Your sights and borders. First, to him we must kneel
And know the Lord of all the earth is in charge.
Security like this we all can feel.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

4 thoughts on “What Makes Me Feel Safe

  1. Outstanding. Maybe one of your deepest and best poems, at least of those I have seen. Keep up the good work.

  2. You have a gifted way of putting into words what people like me can only feel. And this is one of the best examples of that. Very very good, brother!

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