How We Can All Overcome Darkness #2

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I continue with a series of poems which stem from dreams coming at a difficult time in my life. If you missed the first poem you can read it here.

I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. John 12:46

IMG_8181 Icy Waters

The Deep

In the middle of the ocean, no land in sight,

Darkness above and around

Time seems eternal

When will darkness turn into light?


The water would be more soothing,

If I was close to the shore

This watery grave is treacherous,

Sharks are circling; eagles swoop down,

Then up again they soar.


Dangers are lurking below and above,

There is no retreating to the shallow

I momentarily lose my sight

I cannot feel his hand, I cannot feel His Might.


Why dangers in the shallow?

They do not seem to harm

But lawlessness must be waiting

Waiting to ensnare with its charm.


A flash of light,

I see others in the distance

They see to be asleep,

They remain sitting near the water’s edge

Even though God has previously beckoned them into the deep.


God beckons for all

To come into the billowing tides

But most refuse to follow.

Shallow waters many dangers they hide,

God wants to get His sheep safely to the other side.

© Leola Durant

Once again I find myself in the middle of the ocean in deep and dangerous waters in this dream. I see others relaxing and snoozing on the sea shore and they appear to be safe, but God beckons for me to come even more deeper into the turbulent water. He implies that though the sea shore seems safe, that is where the dangers lie. By faith I took His Hand, and He once again led me to safety, through the rough waters and on to the other side.




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8 Replies to “How We Can All Overcome Darkness #2”

    1. What a wonderful poem!! It was quite intriguing and sparked me to be introspective. Thank you for hitting the mark.

  1. Beautiful words, Leola. Even though the deep water appeared more dangerous you know you are safe when Jesus holds your hand. Wonderful.

    1. Amen, we know that road always won’t be easy, but once we have Jesus in our lives we truly are eternally safe.

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