Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Remember, the devil isn't just working on 'us'

Sometimes, we do all the things we should do
Pray all the prayers we are supposed to pray.
Honor God in all His Glory
Love others with the heart He has given us.

And we get slapped in the face.
Kicked in the side.
Spit on the head.
Tripped down the stairs of emotion.

Why? Why? Why?

If the devil can't get to you
Through you...
If you've resisted his lies
Resisted his temptations.

He will work on the ones
Next to you
In front of you
Behind you.

He will try to get to you
through them
They might tempt you
or hurt you in your weakest spot.

Maybe they can't resist
the chance to put you down,
To be mean or hateful
They don't know how to be strong.

It's hard.  It hurts.
Pray for them.

It's sad and it's difficult.
For you.
But more difficult and sad for them.
Pray for them.

You've not always held your tongue.
You've not always been kind.
Now you've welcomed the Lord into your heart.
He gives you strength

The actions or words that have hurt you
may have been their one mistake of the week.
Their moment of weakness is directed at you
Because you can bear it.

Another person, one who is weak,
One who doesn't know the love of Christ
And His Sacrifice
might crumble under the assault or temptation.

Pray for them.

Rejoice in the challenge that you
have been given
for with Him, you can do
All things.


  1. A poem that speaks about my experience. Who is author? does not matter really-if it is you, thank you.
    Only a person who has had these experiences - could write this poem. thank you again.
    God bless you.
    .......my patron Saint, Teresa of Avila

    1. Thank you. I wrote it myself. God bless you

  2. "Because you can bear it" is what we must remember, and rejoice in St. Paul's words, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Phil.4:13).

    Your story and blog will help many people who have experienced a similar journey. I'm a revert, too.

    1. Thank you! I write for God first above all, then to help others and myself on our journey/open book test!


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