911 (a poem)

This is an emergency call
I’ve been hit by a cannonball
Heaven, this is my plea
I’m at a point I didn’t foresee

Have I come as far as everyone believes?
Am I as strong as they all perceive?
I see for others without yet finding my way
Drowning still while others to safety I convey
I go to pray and return still frail
I pray against all evils to no avail

I thought all was settled at the Altar’s call
I never imagined such an overhaul
I thought the wars would cease
Never knew the arsenal just increased
All hell’s broken loose against me
And it seems they’d sooner crush me

I just wanted to obey You
And Your perfect will pursue
I want to find joy in obedience
Before or behind an audience
But do I not see frustration all about?
Do I not see discouragement bringing doubt?
Why will a hill appear on the path of Your will?
Why’s it hot like hell where you promised a well?
Why do I hurt everywhere instead of being well?
Is it well?

Each time, my fears like the sunrise arose
I’m laid bare before my foes
With no cover and no clothes
No balm or healer to heal my bones
Fears like a sunrise arose
I am laid bare before my foes
Again, no cover and no clothes
Ha! Balm of Gilead heal my bones

I’m surrounded by so many an option
A lot of attraction on my attention
I need the energy to fight this pressure
My heart says no but my head
O this my head

But, Help will come
He who will come will come
I’m never alone
Never on my own
Though it seems silent
My victory is very imminent
Very nigh, very mine
Very here, in my mouth

I’ll believe
I’ll pray
I’ll speak
And in the winning way I’ll be
But, Heaven, this is my plea
The cry of a man in need

Author: James George

Hello, I am James George, a passionate teacher of God's Word; that writer who believes in the balanced communication of God's word in simplicity and clarity as the tool for making destinies and shaping lives.

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