I’ve seen the graphic often in various forms basically saying that the devil whispered, “You aren’t strong enough to withstand the storm.” Then I whispered, “I am the storm!” And I liked it at first, but as I pondered it, I thought I’d really like to have a T-shirt where the reply is, “My God can calm the storm!” That’s really where this poem came from.
The devil whispered in my ear,
“You can’t withstand this storm!
If you go forth, you know you’ll drown.
Go home, be safe and warm.”
For just a moment, shaken there
By Satan’s whispered lies,
I faltered, then I turned to him
And looked him in the eyes.
“My Lord is strong. His word’s enough
To stop the raging seas.
I do not fear, for if I call
I know He’ll heed my pleas.
Just go away. I will not hear
Your slander and your lies.”
He shrank away, defeated,
Seeing Jesus in my eyes!
I knew I could withstand the storm
No matter what it brought
By turning to my Bible and
Re-reading all it taught.
For Jesus would be with me and
He’d give the strength I’d need.
And just as easy as that thought
From Satan, I was freed!
©2018 Denise McKenney
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