The Journey and Battle
By Ben Messer
Tryin’ to be happy, and I just don’t feel it.
The pain in my heart, waitin’ for You to heal it.
But You tell me to trust, and hold to the Truth.
I know who You are, so I’ll push through!
It ain’t easy, no, but it’s worth every pain.
Through the pressure, all the blows that came,
I hear Your voice saying, “That’s my boy.”
You give me every moment of joy.
In the midst of pain, the light I don’t see,
But I know that You are there, holding me.
With all that You’ve given, how could I ever doubt
That You are the One who holds the way out!
This pain will not always or forever be,
But while it’s here, I use it to help people see
The message of Your love, Your sacrifice for them.
It’s not about me but about Your creation: man.
You gave Your son; He gave His life on the cross.
Jesus gave up Majesty to reclaim what was lost
By me. For a bowl of stew, I gave up
My birthright to life, a life with true love.
Sin sold me out, gave me death in return,
But You called out, “Will you trust or will you burn?”
“I trust you,” I cried, through sobs and breaths.
“For this moment, I trained You; I will be Your rest.”
For so long, I did not understand Your cryptic words.
But now, I see the precision of Your works.
You are God, Sovereign and Holy,
I am but a man, broken and unworthy.
You are my God, the One and Only True,
For the days You give me, I will follow You!