Discouragement is injected into the pure mind
His criticism in ignorance is an undetected crime,
Thoughts spiral downward and reach the doubt zone
That cause a certain numbness and emotions to explode.
Could it really be true that I cannot really help others ?
Was I self deluded in trying to help my brothers ?,
Have I got it wrong and don't really preach the truth ?
The awfulness of lies feel like an aching tooth.
Then in my prayer to God, He shows me I am called
And truth overcomes the dog that tries to kill and maul,
That Grace changes lives and His Spirit does the work
That truth needs not defending and Christ will build His church.
The spirit starts to rise and courage comes again
And perspective heals the soul and condemns the old lies said,
A righteous man may lose his confidence grown in time
But no matter the times he falls, he always will lift and rise.
Written after a savage attack by a critic after I finished a sermon called "what's right with you". I hadn't even packed up my iPad and glasses off the pulpit when he confronted me to my face.
Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me. (Micah 7:8 KJV)
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