Jesus: My Defender (A Poem)

By Kimberly Taylor


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Jennifer Haagenson

In this power-packed poem, guest author and Take Back Your Temple member Jennifer Haagenson shares how a recent experience proved that Jesus is her Defender and shame-taker.

Our prayer is that it helps to set others free from feelings of condemnation and shame that come from the enemy’s lies!

Jennifer is a mom of two precious kids, a pastor’s wife, a part-time associate pastor, and a full-time graduate student in a Mental Health Counselor program. She is also human and has been on a journey of recovery from a season of deep depression. Visit her website at https://devoteability.com/.


I saw myself a little child

Beaten down with whips of shame

Huddled in despair

Trapped by the one beating me

Whom I presumed to be

The Father God

How could Elohim

Be so mean?

I sat

Tension-filled

Scared and alone

Bracing for the next shame blow.

The whips they come one by one

Beating me down.

Down.

Down.

No way out.

No escape.

My guilt and shame

Shackle me

Driving me

To despair so deep

Death seems like a great escape.

But then in the midst of my despair

While trapped in the shame

In bitter defeat

Bright bold and beautiful

Jesus stepped on the scene

Flowing robe white and light

One mighty word. One mighty hand

Pushed shame away.

He said let the little children come

Hinder them not

For the kingdom

Is made of such as these

Bright bold and beautiful

Jesus steps on the scene

Flowing robe white and light

One mighty word. One mighty hand.

Pushed shame away!

He whom I

Presumed to be

Elohim

Was in reality

The enemy

Bright bold and beautiful

Jesus steps on the scene

Flowing robe white and light

One mighty word. One mighty hand.

Pushed shame away!

Whip blow stops

Tension drops

Relief floods my soul

Peace and safety

Warmth and love

My defender rescued me.

Bright bold and beautiful

Jesus stepped on the scene

One mighty word. One mighty hand

Pushed shame away!

Goodbye shame

Goodbye night

Good-bye darkness of my soul

Bright bold and beautiful

Jesus stepped on the scene.

Defender – oh defender

My defender rescued me!


Kimberly Taylor

About the author

Kimberly Taylor has a heart to encourage others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22 herself, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for over 18 years. Through the Take Back Your Temple Christian Weight Loss program, her goal is to inspire Christian women to live fit, healthy, and empowered in Christ.

  • Thank you, Jennifer for this amazing poem. It says the feelings and thoughts of my heart before and after I realized that Jesus could help me. God bless you.

  • Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing! Thank you, Jesus, for defending us, rescuing us, and setting us free from all the terrible lies of the enemy!

    I love this song, as it has ministered truth and deliverance to me … “You are my King! You are the Lamb. Lion of Judah. Seed of Abraham. The Holy One. God’s own Son. You are the King of who I am.”
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