I posted this on Pilgrim Scribblings today but thought I should share it with the Pilgrim Pals as well.
My friend Greg Asimakoupoulos penned the following lines sometime in the past. I could have written them today. The battle rages on...
Are you, too, feeling dwarfed by the enemies of fear, doubt, disease, debt, or whatever? Take heart! You're not alone. God knows. The battle is His.
Greg writes...my heart resonates:
I'm surrounded, Lord,
Defeat is in the air:
There are large figures towering over me.
But these figures aren't soldiers with weapons.
They are numbers on bills I can't pay.
Day after day I count the cost and tally the toll
That the war I am waging exacts.
It taxes my faith.
It depletes my reserves.
I drives me to my knees.
Please God, be merciful.
Won't You provide the resources I need
To wipe out the figures killing my joy?
Like Goliath, they loom large.
Like David, I am small.
And that's why I'm calling on You.
All too aware of my limits, it's true,
I don't know what to do.
But my eyes are stayed on You.
The battle is Yours, Lord.
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
"We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you." - 2 Chronicles 20:12 & 17 (NIV)