Swimming Against the Tide

Inspired by Psalm 3
Deborah Beach Giordano
© October 3, 2013

Lord, I’ve got a lot of troubles!
I feel as though I’m swimming against the tide.
Some would say, “That one hasn’t got a chance.”

But you, Gracious One, surround me with Your love;
You keep my head above water,
You are my Life Preserver.

When I call out to God, I know my prayer is heard;
that reassurance keeps me calm and hopeful,
it helps me think clearly and plan.

With God by my side
I do not give in to despair or panic,
I will not flail and flounder like a drowning man.

Rise up, Holy One; be for me
an island of tranquility amid the stormy sea,
a safe harbor from all that could do me harm.

The Beloved is our guardian and guide.

You bless us always, Eternal God!

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I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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