Bound to the Struggle


Bound to the Struggle

Why does it seem we are
Bound to the struggle?

Each person has things that
Pulls on the heart and soul.

They are as unique and
Different as each of us.

Some are more visible.
Some more destructive.

Yet all have one thing
In common – sin.

A falling below what would be
Your perfect will for us.

Yet, we struggle and we yield.
Feeling hopelessly bound.


To come to the end of ourselves.
To realize our great need for You.

To experience Divine Forgiveness
And the beauty of Your Grace.


You are sufficient for me.
You are all I need.

So I stand in the struggle
With my eyes focused on You.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews

2 Corinthians 12:9

Each time He said, “No. But I am with you; that is all you need. My power shows up best in weak people.” Now I am glad to boast about how weak I am; I am glad to be a living demonstration of Christ’s power, instead of showing off my own power and abilities.


About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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