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Warrior Poet Circle: Hidden in God

Eyes open reluctantly
The feeling is different
Is it blankness or a blanket?
I remember the trouble, the colors of rage
Surrounded, no cavalry in tow
Then this–this awkward emancipation,
Difficult–at least at first
Daring and curious, I take some more in
The sights, the sounds, the moment
Shift and rush into an eternal embrace
Didn’t know God had wings but now I do
Because I’m in the shelter
Standing in a shadow, never cold or sinister
In warmth to outshine tropical beaches
In peace to outdo rolling country hills
In strength to exceed the world’s full military might
“Hidden” is His promise, a fortune I will cherish

Warrior Poet CircleWelcome to the 5th edition of the Warrior Poet Circle (if you need a refresher on what this is, click here). Time to pull up a seat, gather around the fire, and pour out our verses.

This time our theme is Hidden in God. I very much enjoyed this. I hope you will too and be sure to check out the others who have joined in as well. It’s always very encouraging.

Also I’d love if you would go and check out my guest post at Make a Difference to One where I’m privileged to write about God is…Wisdom. Go check it out!

If you have a contribution today, add it below. Can’t wait to read what you’ve written.

For next time (Monday, March 14), we’ll use the prompt, Lonely. Obviously, that could go a lot of directions so I look forward to seeing what you come up with.


  1. Because I’m in the shelter.

    Man this is stout.
    Michael recently posted..AnnouncementMy Profile

    • Thanks Michael. I really appreciate it.

  2. A hearty Klingon salute to you my warrior poet friend! Ka Plah!

    • Ha! Thanks Jay. 🙂

  3. The shelter of HIs wings…. reminds me of one of my favorite Psalms. Nice.
    Helen recently posted..The Idea of Love- Sacrifice- and How it Relates to LentMy Profile

    • That phrase has been lodged in my spirit for months now! What a wonderful place to be. Thank you, Helen.

  4. Good words--I was never good at hide and seek,--glad I am hidden in Him.
    seekingpastor recently posted..I Love Rob BellMy Profile

    • Best. Hiding Place. Ever. 🙂 Thanks Matt.

  5. So thankful for His shelter in the midst of uncertainty, weariness, and sorrow. He is sufficient.
    Dusty Rayburn recently posted..Love Sustains Us in the RaceMy Profile

    • Amen, Dusty. Thank you so much.

  6. Hidden In God

    Devastated and despressed beyond tears
    Swallowed up and buried in fears
    I run to Him

    What if, oh God, when will?
    Trying my best to be still
    I run to Him

    Not knowing what the future holds
    Wondering how much more
    I run to Him

    Somehow in all my uncertainties
    I know in Him I can trust
    I run to Him

    For He is my all
    There is no other
    I run and hide in Him

    • Awesome! Thank you for sharing, Sherry.

  7. Wow Mom, that was so powerful, I am truly blessed. Thank you for sharing.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Christina.

  8. Favorite line in the poem:

    “Shift and rush into an eternal embrace”

    You’re quite the wordsmith, my friend.
    Bryan recently posted..4 Things You Can Do to Give Your Day Purpose Right NowMy Profile

    • I appreciate it Bryan!

  9. Jason -- please add my link

    something about my system and your linky thing jsut don’t agree I guess!
    HisFireFly recently posted..Stepping into YouMy Profile

    • Got it added, Karin. Thank you!

  10. Shifting and rushing into that eternal embrace. that’s perfect. Good poem, Jason.
    Glynn recently posted..Psalm of the Resident AlienMy Profile

    • I really appreciate it, Glynn. Thanks.

  11. nothing like waking up to his cover, making the previous day’s troubles seem like nothing at all.

    great imagery 🙂

    • Thank you, Mo.

  12. Wow. I’m in awe of this one.

    Those wings … that shadow, which is all Light …


    (You really do tempt me to try more poetry, Jason.)
    Anne Lang Bundy recently posted..A Peek at Dessert FirstMy Profile

    • You should, Anne! 🙂 and thank you so much for your compliment too.


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