When arrows fly

Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped…” (NIV)*

Grandma's Rose (photo by Patty Perkins)

When arrows fly around me

as troubles march my way,

oh, that I’d trust the Savior —

a strength and shield always.


Pride must fall dethroned

when enemy closes in,

 for help waits with my Savior —

strength is found in him.


And yes, at times I falter

and fail to seek his face,

yet, my Savior does not leave —

it’s then he pours unending grace.


photo and poem by Patty Perkins


*The One Year Bible, August 6, 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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