I’ve been at war, the soldier said,
And still the battle rages within;
I’ve tried to just get over it
And be victor over sin.
But loneliness has captured me
And erected a tough old shell;
For all I know I’m surely doomed
And headed someday to hell.
But today someone has shown me care
And pointed me to the Lord,
So tentatively I’m praying to Him
And ready to cut that stubborn cord.
Devil, it’s you who kept me bound!
It seemed self-preservation,
But now I take a daring step
And accept Jesus and salvation.
God, You know I need acceptance
And You alone can make the way;
So no more frowns and ups and downs,
I’m a new person starting today!
By Elaine Hardt ©2006