by Duane Bemis

To Sleep in the Glory of the Lord
Duane Bemis
Psalm 3

Verse One

O Lord, so many are against me. So many seek to harm me. I have so many enemies. (TLB)

Once again I feel like a deer in the forest with no natural means of defense against the surprise attacks of my enemies. They come from the shadows of darkness wanting to drag me off once they have wounded me. I can't even see where they hide. I can't even smell their filth for they are cunning and they just wait downwind. At times I feel like a man who has been savagely attacked and they continue to take one bite out of me. I feel, O Lord, I have no more flesh for my enemy to nibble on. My enemy of darkness just waits for me to stumble. I no more flee form the attack of one and as I stop to catch my breath, another demon of the father of lies tries to come and eat the remains of my flesh to the bone...

Verse Two

So many say that God will never help me. (TLB)

My trust has come in that you my High Tower will protect the apple of your eye. Even though at times it seems as though I cannot find you so that I can hide in your shadows, my enemy seems to want to drag me away from you and it seems that he wants all to see that you are nothing. The father of lies lays in darkness wanting to tease my broken and contrite heart of your existence. The enemy awaits my presence. He lies in silence as he waits to see if I will stray far enough from you and your arms. He just patiently waits to destroy me and to destroy your reputation. As the enemy waits, my Savior will not allow him to be successful in his efforts. Keep me near your holy grasp of love. Let my heart find rest here in the meadow of peace guarded only by your legion of angels...

Verse Three

But Lord, you are my shield, my glory, and my only hope. You alone can life my head, now bowed in shame. (TLB)

My Lord as I catch my breath in your guarded meadow, I'm reminded of the years I have sought your eternal glory of li ...

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