Because We Draw Breath

image by David Stehle

image by David Stehle

Great are the blessings,

granted by the Lord.

Unto the righteous,

He’s shield and our sword.

Because I have breath,

my lips will sing praise.

I shall seek and find

Him all of my days.

May my hope in Him,

grant courage to those,

burdened by trials;

caught up in life’s throes.

Search in the scary.

Come to Him with fears.

Mighty Strong Tower,

the Catcher of tears.

In times of trouble,

no need to look far.

In our very hearts,

is right where You are.

Your angels surround,

protect as we pray;

so taste His goodness,

run to Him today!

(Psalm 34:1-8)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that because we draw breath, we have reason to give You praise.  Thank You that Your blessings of faithfulness are promised to those who actively seek You.  Forgive us for feeling stuck, rather than actively seeking You.  Help us to relentlessly pursue You and all that You have for us as Your children.  Thank You that though troubles come, Your presence is promised forever, to all who call on Your Name.  May our passion and faithfulness to give You praise in all things and at all times, lead those who are looking, into Your loving embrace.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present


  1. What a beautiful poem! I love the part that says:

    “Mighty Strong Tower,
    the Catcher of tears.”

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