In silence, the heart is shielded from the relentless onslaught of its enemies.

For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. (Psalm 62:5-6)

Shielded In Silence

Silence provides robust shelter
From devil, flesh, and world threats.
Should enemies encircle her,
Her heart’s held free from fear and fret.

She disregards world affairs,
Which lie beyond her steward role;
The Lord will carry all her cares —
She accepts what she can’t control.

Desires of the heart congeal,
And sink beneath silence’s flow;
His Spirit consoles her to heal
Her heart, whose pain He’ll surely know.

A pure simplicity shields her
In silence, from deceiver’s lies;
Humility holds her secure,
Unswayed by half-truths and their guise.

She trusts in silence as her shield;
From all her enemies could wield.

May the Lord, our Master and the Conqueror of our enemies, provide us with the strong protection of silence as a strong defense against our enemies.

(c) Paul Buis, 2004