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May 17th, 2012 | Filed Under: Author, Mitch Kuhn, Poetry6 Comments

A poem about being pressed beyond our limits and delivered by God.

By Mitch Kuhn

Standing at the flood gates
Water comes crashing down

Rising so quickly
I think I will drown

We’re pushed to to the end of ourselves
So much farther that we think we could go

The first time I see the giants in the land
I fear I’ll be crushed under their mighty hand

Just when death seems certain
Over and over again I am given victory

Every time I am given to overcome
My expectation of deliverance grows stronger

Fear not, your strength will grow
Yet it will not be yours, but Christ within you

Now I see the giants and know there is a way
I will be delivered in time, not tempted beyond what I can bear

For his elect, the Lord always makes a way
He delights in this precious faith he gives us

To look upon the great red sea
and know there is a way

My burden seems too heavy at times
But then I see provision all around

If he afflicts me
Comfort will appear that I may press on

Deliverance comes
But not without the thorns

Lest we forget we are strangers in this land
Dwelling in tents until that great day

Take heart my friends
We will overcome in this life

Be sober my friends
The road is narrow and hard, few they are that find

Inspired by:

Psa 107:26  They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
Psa 107:27  They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.
Psa 107:28  Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
Psa 107:29  He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Psa 107:30  Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

1Co 10:13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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  • Georgie

    Thanks Mitch, For speaking His true words to bind up the broken hearted, Your Sister in Him, Georgie

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Georgie

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002041457769 Alice Lubbe

    Beautiful poem, Mitch. You’re telling my story!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Alice. Every so often the Lord just gives these to me. They come so quickly, I know it’s a gift.

  • Karen Gray

    Beautiful Mitch.Those words came to me at a very trialing time in my life, but as I read that poem.I see that deliverance doesnt come, without those thorns in my life.God gave you a blessed gift.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the kind words Karen. I’m so glad the Lord used these words to comfort and encourage you.