Lifeguard: A Poem about Faith

The Bible helps me to understand the world around me and the world inside me. As I read the stories in the Bible that discuss common fears, moments of desperation, and moments of triumph, I invigorate myself to do the impossible with God’s guidance. Reading the Bible has shifted my perspective on life and life experiences, which has helped me to be more mindful. I would like to share a poem I wrote a few years ago, after reading The Gospel of Matthew. I sometimes re-read the poem to remind my mind what my heart and soul already know. I am human, and thus, I sometimes forget what my soul knows and need to reminder myself. I have noticed that when I shift my perspective on life, I see that my choice to believe is the only thing I can control, and when I choose to believe in God and Jesus, the impossible becomes possible.


My savior walks on water no matter the storm.

Saves me

if I cry out

and even if I don’t.

My lifeguard.

If I believe

I can walk on water.

And save myself

no matter the storm

through grace.

How great a love that allows me to be


and be

my own savior.

Faith not fear.

Love not sorrow.

Life not death.

Lifeguard was inspired by the scripture in Matthew 14:22-32.

Live well,

Jessica Leanice

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nicole says:

    This was beautiful and so timely for me. Thank you so much for the reminder. I was feeling quite lost this morning…struggling with some personal things. I will spend the day in The Word, renewing my faith. Praise God…and thank you again. ❤️

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    1. You’re very welcome Nicole! I’ll keep you in my prayers also. Thank you for the comment! 🙏🏾💕


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