Is the pressure we feel a distraction
from what the Lord would have us see?
Are we afraid to say what we’re afraid of—
tired of people making fun
of what is not fun—
needing the root to loosen, break free?
Do we long to stomp on pure and holy ground,
let the arrows fly—claim back the lost
that means so much and, no matter what has come
to pass, will always mean
Sometimes we can feel so much has been lost, even taken from us; somehow slipped from our hands when we cared so much and didn’t want to see it go. And we can give up. Despair. Settle for less. But this is not the warrior’s cry. The warrior says, “No. I will fight, on my knees. I will declare what is mine and what I have been given. I will not surrender the fight for what is lost, but might yet be gained.”
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