Help in the Shadows


Shadows loom
Infringe upon peace
As if with a sword

Then His light appears
More brightly against the darkened tears
Radiating goodness
In the midst of sadness
The shadow of His wings
Is refuge, a place to cling
From any and every direction
He has come to shield and prepare

His beloved
His child made in His image
For He promises to stay within
Glowing, growing
All knowing
Of your woeful pains and longings
So close He will stay
If you remain in Him, dark or day
It’s a two way street
Even though now we never meet
We will in the future
For this life turns into forever
When we keep loving our Creator



He will cover you with His feathers and under HIs wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart (Psalm 91:4).


A couple days ago I went out on a walk seeking shadows. Most often I am seeking His light. Lo and behold, light must preclude all shadows. It is interesting to me to consider running to the shadow of God’s immenseness. There we are sort of hidden from the world, a true safe place. Then, to reach for His light when darkness closes in, the unwanted visitor of doom. His light exposes, cleanses, and heals.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

All photos in this post are mine.

A new post coming this week, “On Becoming a Disciple” at

Have a blessed evening.

In Christ,



10 thoughts on “Help in the Shadows

  1. Wow this is just incredible Julie and with Him there will always be light and he will protect you with his shield I’m proud of you my wonderful sister your words strike hard and true.

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  2. Oh Julie, that first photo you shared, of the giant spruce tree, and then these lines right after:
    “Shadows loom
    Infringe upon peace”
    just took me by surprise so much. We have a tree that looks just like that outside our kitchen patio door. And your words are such a comfort here. His light is here shining above the shadows. Thank you so much for this tonight! Blessings and Love Dear Friend.

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  3. I love the contrast of light and shadow in your words images and photos! “For this life turns into forever when we keep loving our Creator.” Such a wonderful encouragement! May we keep clinging to our Heavenly Father! Bless you!

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  4. Beautiful poem and imagery. Loved the message in it, too. I love how you describe our relationship with our Lord as a two-way street, for it certainly is. We have to remain in him and his words abide in us and he will remain in us and we will bear much fruit because we abide in him and him in us. We love him, and because we love him we obey him. We don’t use him for what we think we can get out of him, but we serve him because we love him and because of what he did for us. We understand that our salvation is not just a get-out-of-jail-free card, but that it is a new life in Christ to be lived for him and his glory while we live on this earth, and that it is a life free from slavery to sin and free to walk in holiness and righteousness.

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