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