Wounded Warrior

In light of all the recent stories surrounding mental illness, I’d like to share this poem with you all. It speaks about my own journey and it encourages us that we can find hope in Jesus because of His work on Calvary. I pray that whatever you are going through, God would give you the grace and strength to persevere in these dark times. For more on having hope in Jesus, see this post.

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Wounded Warrior

By: Sarah Fox

I am a wounded warrior,

Broken to the core.

I am lost and shattered,

I can’t take it anymore!

 

Out here in the cold,

My scars are still open.

I am chocking on the inside,

Hope seems so far away.

 

I am a wounded warrior,

I was fighting but now I’m down.

I was trying to divide and conquer,

But all my strength ran out.

 

The enemy is advancing,

I’m here all alone.

God, where are you?

Why can’t you just take me home?

 

My spirit is crushed,

My soul is dying,

People see me smiling,

But in reality, I’m still crying.

 

I keep getting hit in the same wound,

My scars, they refuse to heal.

God, where are you?

I need your glory to be revealed.

 

I am a wounded warrior.

My breath is escaping,

My heart is aching,

My body is dying and I can’t seem to stop crying.

 

The pain is overbearing,

My mind is despairing.

It seems like people are not caring,

When will this end?

 

I am a wounded warrior.

I need Jesus to lift me up!

I need Him to lift me up from this dark pit.

 

The Bible says that God is close to the brokenhearted,

So come close to me, God.

Hear my aching heart.

Help me, Lord God!

You are all I’ve got.

 

I am a wounded warrior.

It’s sad, but true.

I need Jesus to help me.

I need Jesus to make me new.

 

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
    and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
    my salvation and my God.

-Psalm 42:11

 

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