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I will awaken the Dawn

Posted by appolus on August 22, 2011

If you live long enough as a Christian, you will enivitably face many challenges. When we look at the life of King David, we see that he is challenged time and time again with every imaginable problem. The reason that the Psalms are so popular, thousands of years after being written, is that we see David’s heart as he goes through his trials. He faces death and illness and rejection and defeat. He also faces the challenges of sin that seperates him from His God. Sometimes all of these elements all come together at once and it threatens to sweep the believer away, the enemy indeed comes in like a flood.

This poem that I wrote is based on Psalm 57. I can honsestly say that the Lord has never given me a word or a poem that He has not first walked me though in life. I am so glad that even as I pass through the waters He is with me, and that when I am in the furnace, He stands with me, even when I think that He does not hear me. In Psalm 57 we see David in the cave. Saul is searching him out to kill him, and for nothing. David’s enemies seek to kill him for no other reason than the fact that he moved in the Spirit of God and they had a distressing spirit that caused them to hate David.

Perhaps you have found yourself in this dark place? For no other reason other than who you are in Christ, you have been persecuted. You tried to love and to be kind and to reach out, only to be met with envy and hatred and jelousy. Oh brothers and sisters in Christ, this is a very dangerous moment in your life. Your flesh screams out for justice and vindication, you seek someone to plead your case, you seek God to rain down fire on your enemies. And suddenly you look up and around you and all is darkness. And out of this darkness steps your enemy. It seems that God has delivered Him into your hand. Your flesh demands justice. Now is the time to stike, cut down the source of your pain. Will you do it? Does this way not seem right to a man. What you do next will determine your path in life. ……………………

 

Under the shadow of His wings I hide
As I run into this cave
They laid a net before my steps
And my soul I sought to save

For like a lion, they had stalked me
To tear me limb form limb
I ran into the darkness
But I ran away from Him

At first the darkness welcomed me
And I rested in the night
I could not see my enemies
But I had truly lost my sight

My heart was full of hatred
And the darkness did increase
My soul screamed out for justice
And the scream it never ceased

I was lost and broken
This cave was now my jail
If I stayed within this prison
Then I would surely fail

And then my God, He brought to me
The very source of all my pain
I could surely strike out for justice
But what would be my gain

For justice belongs to the Lord our God
Its certainly not for me
And as this thought ran through my mind
The darkness began to flee

And as the dawn began to break
And the sun rose in my heart
I put my knife back in my belt
And let my enemy depart

Justice is mine sayeth the Lord
You must turn the other cheek
You must not hunt down your enemies
It is I that you should seek

And now I will awaken the dawn
And lift my voice and sing
And praise you amongst the people
I will praise you oh mighty King

 

 

3 Responses to “I will awaken the Dawn”

  1. […] I will awaken the Dawn (via Scottish Warriors For Christ) If you live long enough as a Christian, you will enivitably face many challenges. When we look at the life of King David, we see that he is challenged time and time again with every imaginable problem. The reason that the Psalms are so popular, thousands of years after being written, is that we see David's heart as he goes through his trials. He faces death and illness and rejection and defeat. He also faces the challenges of sin that seperates h … Read More […]

  2. Rachel said

    Loved this poem … this truth, it’s a very powerful truth to move pass our own revenge and understand the magnitude of grace and mercy we’ve been shown and told by God to show others. It brings great healing into our lives inside-out. I think we can only truly do this when we see the depth of our own falleness and realize we are all the same but for the grace of God.

    Rachel

    • appolus said

      Rachel says ….. “I think we can only truly do this when we see the depth of our own falleness and realize we are all the same but for the grace of God.” Wise words indeed sister………………bro Frank

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