God Does Not Roar

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This poem was written last Tuesday during my morning quiet time. God’s Word is an inexhaustible wellspring of inspiration.

I consider this a scripture layered poem, as the Holy Spirit while I wrote prompted me with many verses.

Our God is creative, not mute.

Listen for Him, and to Him.

God Does Not Roar

Satan roars-

here, everywhere

I hear his loudness

in the roar of applause

and every cause

that opposes The Way.

Satan roars-

with sharpened claws,

rushing in

without pause,

chases the righteous, eats them whole

licks his lips

while pursuing his goal.

He is a thief, a liar and snake,

your only enemy

make no mistake.

His single aim,

to snuff out Truth,

blaspheme God’s name

and steal your youth.

Satan roars,

lips smack death-

longs to take your very breath, and

lead you to the pit of fear-

leave you weeping in despair.

All the while he causes strife

for  mother, father, husband, wife-

Flee from him,

or lose your life!


Escape through Him who is the Way, Truth and Life.


God does not roar…

But, I hear Him

in the buzzing bees,

and wind through trees,

in chirping birds,

soft-spoken words.

In water lapping

along the shores,

and even in my husband’s snores,

in laughter of a precious child.

in hooves of horses running wild.

I hear him most in lonely places

while pondering

his many traces

and the evidence

of His Son

who is All-

beginning and end,

humble servant,

the sinners friend

who came down,

from on high

to fulfill God’s plan

to live and die.

As a boy and Son

for all  mankind

The Holy One.

He frees us from the sin that binds

by bringing us closer

to the Divine.

Jesus is God’s Chosen One

who defies and defines all of time,

opens ears, eyes and minds.

Frees us from the sin that binds,

He frees us from the sin that Binds…

God does not roar.

Linking with:

Cozy Reading Spot, Create with Joy.

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

10 thoughts on “God Does Not Roar

  1. “God does not roar but I hear him” and you proceed to name the places where you/we DO hear him! Loved it, Dawn!! Love your poetry!! Thanks for sharing…I am mostly hearing him through the scriptures; but…well, I do try to “be still” and let him speak to me. So far; I’m just not sure…


  2. Truly “satan is like a roaring lion, seeking who he may devour” but God speaks in “a still, small voice”…thanks for urging us to listen to His loving whispers!

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  3. Lovely Dawn. You have a gift, with words, with hearing the Spirit, with sharing. Thank you for sharing with us at Cozy Reading Spot. Simply loved this one.



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