The Struggle; the Battle By Brenda Drake

Many times I am sorry to testify I’ve allowed flesh to have its way.  Perhaps it’s only a burst of anger permitted to speak its venom or by my silence or disobedience I have dishonored my Lord.  But He is so faithful, always urging me confess my sins and to repent of my evil ways. At one of these times I received this poem that helped me through a time of struggle to go into battle.

The Struggle; the Battle

Unsettled, tossed about in the mind;
Hanging on tight to what you must leave behind.
There is a struggle – the flesh desires are strong;
That fights against the place God says belongs.
Wanton in nature – pleasure seeking is its quest.
Fighting against what God says is best.
God loves with a passion you cannot comprehend.
He sees the great struggle deep within.
Not seeking evil; you fight against evil every day.
The self will must be crucified to live God’s way.
Every man has a battle they struggle with within.
It will continue until Jesus comes for them.
But look up with confidence for your help is not off afar;
For, God is with you right where you are.
He loves you through your trying times;
God says, I am your God and you are mine,
You will never be far away from my perfect will;
When you come to me daily to be refilled.

Psalms 9:9-10
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalms 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought the obedience of Christ;  And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Deuteronomy 20:4
For the Lord your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

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