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I Will Stand! A poem of sobriety


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#1 DennisM

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:04 PM

Three years ago the Holy Spirit inspired me to write this poem in appreciation to God for my sobriety. Now 7 and a half years sober I still reflect on this as a reminder of where I came from and how far The Lord has brought me. Thank you Jesus for giving me the strength to stand!


I Will Stand!

I have fallen down
countless times,
falsely proclaiming:
"I am fine!"

Flat on my face
in every clime and place;
looking to the ground
for a sign of some grace.

Doing things my way
only led me astray;
to the bottle I'd run
'til it no longer was fun.

Destroying who God
so wonderfully made,
increasingly drove me more insane.

Once again
lying flat on my face,
I longed for some hope
just a little grace.

Years flew by
hope no longer in sight;
I began to wonder:
"Would I ever get this right?"

Then one day
as I began to cave,
I heard of a Savior
who conquered the grave!

Hope at last,
and it came so fast!
He brushed the dirt off my face
and washed away my past!

Never before
have I experienced such love;
that could have only been given
from our Father above.

His Word gave me hope
as I faced every mountain;
Jesus the Christ
to my soul was a fountain.

Although I'm not perfect
He graciously understands;
Here on this earth
I am still just a man.

"Run to win!" my Savior exclaims;
"Never will I leave nor forsake you" my Jesus proclaims!

Such words of encouragement
I JUST CANNOT FAIL!
A mighty wind is now blowing
which catches my sail!

Today I still battle
with demons and such,
but no longer do I stand
on my old useless crutch.

My Jesus, my Savior
'cause of Him I'm a new man;
both now and forever by His strength
I WILL STAND!
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Posted 30 December 2013 - 10:02 AM

Beautiful journey Dennis; beautiful poem. So glad The Lord healed you!

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:40 PM

Great Poem and good deal on the sobriety. 12/12/13 was my 13th year of being sober and clean. Very hard but very rewarding. Blessings to you fo rmany more years to come.



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 06:58 PM

God bless you for sharing. Beautiful poem.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 01:00 PM

Beautiful. Congratulations on 7 1/2 years. Blessings on you!



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 04:07 AM

Great poem Dennis. Congratulations on your sobriety. Praise Jesus!