Struggles Answered - Poem

Captured and bound
Trapped
Shackled with chains that
Grow heavier every day
No escape
No hope
Conquered
Defeated
Accepting misery is my life.
Worthless
Unloved
Sinking deeper
I give up.
I cannot escape on my own.


My child,
Why are you troubled, and
Why do doubts arise in your heart?
Remember, my light pierces every darkness.
I long to refine you to reflect me.
That is why you are struggling.
I am making you more like me.
You have seen great things, in my name.
Tell of these great things, in my name.
Understand I am pruning your life
Because I need you to tell others
I love them.
Do not keep such a gift as this.
Give it away.
When things seem impossible,
I am at hand.
When you feel alone,
I hold you the tightest.
You are mine.
I desire to use you so that others will be mine.
Do you trust me?
I delight to work through you.
Will you let me?

Love from,
God, your Father, who is crazy in love with you

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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

I enjoy your poetry and always feel better after reading them.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Grand, I appreciate you reading. I am glad God uses my words to up lift you.


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Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

This is so what I need to hear right now icbenefield, When your life seems to be in turmoil God is always in the midst of your circumstances. Sometimes when He wants to take you to a higher level He will prune things away in order to make you better, stronger, wiser....good job on this voted up!


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Dana, Thanks so much for reading. I am glad this ministered to you. May the Lord bless you as you go through a time of turmoil.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

What a comforting message! So relevant for me. Thank you.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Ms. Dora, for reading. I appreciate that you can relate to this.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

wow, this poem just blew me away voted awesome


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Frank.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I am moved by your words. Your poem is comforting to my soul. The truth is within the lines that God cares for us.


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Teaches. God cares for us, indeed. There is nothing more comforting than that.


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abbaelijah 2 years ago from Nigeria

wow!

this poem is wonderful, you are really good in poetry oh...

this is worth reading,

thanks for sharing Icbenefield!


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lcbenefield 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Abbaelijah, for reading and commenting. To our God be all praise. He gives me the words that I write. I am glad you enjoy my work.

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