Silent Battles

by Jason Kirk Bartley

As we go about our day,
God walks with us along the way.
We're a tremendous epistle by
what we do or say.
Though the time is dark,
the way can be so dim,
We're created to give all of 
the glory back to Him.
There are people watching and 
silent battles are being fought,
as a homeless man struggles,
or a thief is being caught.
We try not to judge,
but often we fall short,
when a hurting person hurts us,
and we struggle with problems of
every sort.
The addict with track marks 
wants his next fix,
so he begs and steals from his
buddies,
everyone may hate,
but it doesn't stop bill collectors
on a rampage like wolves,
or an angry landlord evicting 
when the addicts rent comes in late.
So many critics,
without a solution in the crowd,
voice their opinions 
and they are rather loud,
while Jesus is working on the heart of
each one,
His grace and mercy in full supply,
already done.
He just seeks an answer as He knocks on each heart's door.
Will you answer and make me your Lord?
If you believe an abundant life is waiting,
It is in the making,
His grace is free and for the taking,
be patient, His work will not go in vain,
allow Jesus to be your Savior,
allow His grace to reign.

Jason Kirk Bartley is a Christian poet. He is from Chillicothe, Ohio. He is 47 years old and married to Nila, his forever love. He has a Master’s degree in Ministry from Ohio Christian University. 

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