Show Me Again that We Win

Thousands in number they stand
The enemies of my soul
They array themselves for battle
To terrify and control

They’ve neither legs nor feet
Yet they march to war in troops
Isolation hunger and poverty
In multitudinous groups

Though they descend from skies above
Or walk through fields of grain
Or hover like locusts o’er barren land
Or invade our seas like oil

I’ll run fast to You and early LORD
The Rock that’s higher than I
I’ll leap into your courts – El Shaddai –
In the secret place I’ll hide

In Your promise like a child I’ll rest
As you taught me in my youth
When I wished my feeble life would end
You showed me that we would win

By Carol Ann Hoel © January 31, 2011

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Psalm 61 – (The Bible) – Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name. Thou wilt prolong the king’s life: and his years as many generations. He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him. So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.


About Carol Ann Hoel

The new me - Carol Ann. More suitably said, the old me in new circumstances of life. Again. My history has developed in parts and chapters. In person, I am Wife, Mom, Grandma, Author, and Writer, in that order, more or less. Life is good because God is good.
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28 Responses to Show Me Again that We Win

  1. JoDee Luna says:

    What a beautiful poem to express what the scripture you included says. “My heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” I’m encouraged.

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  2. trisha says:

    you will my sweet angel, you sure will.

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  3. trisha says:

    you already are a winner, and you will come out victorious of every war you face.

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  4. lbdiamond says:

    Lovely poem!

    I gotta say I’ve been relying on prayer a LOT lately, LOL! The good news? It works! 😀

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  5. That’s the way it is for us for the moment, caught between two worlds. Sometimes the seen world clouds our vision of the unseen one. Good thing we will one day win and only see the unseen.

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    • Thank you for stopping by and for your insightful comment, Zoe. I look forward to the time when the clouds will be rolled away for good and we will see the promised blessings unfold. Blessings to you…

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  6. Bonnie says:

    What a wonderful reminder of our Lord’s salvation to us, even in the midst of turmoil, famine and strife. Thanks for such a beautiful poem, Carol Ann. Blessings to you…

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    • Thank you, Bonnie, for visiting and leaving me another encouraging comment. Our magnificent God is our provider and our refuge in the time of storm. We can stand in His shadow and laugh with confidence knowing He will save us. Blessings to you…

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  7. theonlycin says:

    Oh Carol, you never fail to inspire, thanks so much for bringing this ray of sunshine into my day!

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  8. planejaner says:

    powerful, powerful, my friend…I really liked the opening 4 lines…it’s so easy to open the gates of our soul to these terrifying troops…we forget who the General is!
    blessings
    jane

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  9. Thank you, Jane. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment. You are right. We always need to remember that our God is greater than any enemy we might have. In this world today, the enemies run rampant, but God is greater, and our God reigns! Hurray! Blessings to you…

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  10. elizabethre says:

    I love your inspirational poetry Carol Ann. This is very well done.

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  11. Laura Best says:

    I have left something for you over on my blog, Carol Ann. Enjoy! You deserve it!

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  12. Thank you, Laura. That’s sweet of you. Congratulations on winning the Stylish Blogger Award! Blessings to you…

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  13. Chloe says:

    Such beautiful words (again!!) – you really are talented at expressing your heartfelt emotions Carol!

    I especially love these words:
    “In Your promise like a child I’ll rest
    As you taught me in my youth”

    Have a great Sunday xx

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