Struggles Answered - Poem
Captured and bound
Shackled with chains that
Grow heavier every day
Accepting misery is my life.
I give up.
I cannot escape on my own.
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?
God, your Father, who is crazy in love with you