Mighty in the Battle

My cries echo around the world.

Be not far from me,

For trouble is near,

And there is none to help.

You know why my heart

Throbs with ache.

On my face before you is where

I need to live.

Where did my love for you go?

Has it never been there?

Escape is no answer.

I am called by you.

I want to want to do your will.

You are mighty in this battle.

You are mighty.

Your love has no rival.

We collapse under our own pursuits.

You did not make this misery

But you allow it.

For what end do I endure this battle?

All for your glory, Lord.

All for the glory of my King.

The filth of my pursuits

Are crushed under your power.

I will not be consumed.

You take away the dark and

Overcome the evil.

You create each new day.

Your breath sustains me.

You hide me in your safety.



Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! O God, you have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.

Psalm 61:1-5

Sustain me, Lord.

I am battle weary.

Uphold me.

I feel as if I cannot stand.

The weight of these days' troubles

Threaten to crush me.

I need you to remind me of your steadfast love.

Strengthen me in your Word.

Make this war cease.

I do not march alone.

For you are ever with me.

When I rest,

You know my swirling thoughts.

When I cry,

You know my soul's troubles.

In my own strength, I am weak.

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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

God can deliver us from the battle, or He can keep us safe in it. Your search for His love is the search of every believer's heart. Thanks for making it you theme.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

MsDora, I appreciate you reading and commenting. The more I know Him, I realize I need to know more and more.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Beautiful prayer-poems! We cannot escape the battle but the manner in which we fight, putting on the armour of God, is what leads to victory.


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

Beautiful, like a psalm.


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

I love experiencing your spiritual journey vicariously through these beautiful poems you write, Icbenefield. Another beautiful psalm:)


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Blossom and Grand, for reading. Blossom, in His strength, for His glory. Grand, all glory to God.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

Full of so much truth. Everyone needs a reminder such as this every now and then.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Shanmarie, for reading. You are right. We need to know that He is there through it all. Sometimes, I have to be reminded a lot.

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