He sets free

Psalm 146:7 “…The Lord sets prisoners free.” (NIV)*


Fires to crackle

water to flow,

puddles to splash

& bare feet for grass.


Fireflies to sparkle

stars to twinkle,

lightening to strike

& thunder to crash.


Rain to sprinkle

breezes to blow,

work to satisfy

& play…just to be.


If all these things

he created,

then surely he made me–

to be free.


photo and poem by Patty Perkins


Maybe he’ll break down iron bars and set the prisoner free, literally. Or maybe he frees at the core of being–giving new life in the heart of hearts. Whether operating behind iron-bar circumstances or released from binding situations, he does indeed set prisoners free.

Now go…and be free.

Psalm 146:7 is in the June 28th reading of The One Year Bible.

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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