When I was in school, I always struggled with reading and writing poetry. I don’t know why. I guess it just didn’t make sense to me, or maybe it was just disinterest that came from having to read so many creepy, narcissistic, and immoral poems. That seems possible. Somehow, I eventually found out that God can use poetry, too. Today, I really appreciate the power of poetry. It captures such beautiful, deep, intense moments of passion and emotion that prose cannot.

Though I have only dabbled a little in poetry and still use prose as my main mode, I sense God’s calling to also use the avenue of poetry to express His heart and mine. How He gives me inspiration to write a poem is interesting because it usually comes about through my travailing over some injustice or over the backslidden people of God. That is how David wrote a lot of his Psalms. That is also how this poem was written.

I wrote this about a month ago and think it ties in well with yesterday’s post. Part of this poem refers to 2 Chronicles 7:14, which says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (NIV). So, now that my intro is longer than the actual poem, here you go.


Travailing today

Weeping and gnashing of teeth


Deceived, hoodwinked

Willingly so

Held fast in the devil’s grasp

Drowning in lies – they gasp

For air

But their master does not care


When will they wake?

What will it take?

Will it be too late?


“If My people…”

But will they?

I don’t know about you, but I will.

Humbling myself to pray,


P.S. Please God, wake them up. Call your people to prayer and repentance. Dear God, hear our cries and heal our land. For your Son and in His precious Name, Jesus. Amen.

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