Just Captivity

How often, Lord, are our enemies
Given strength over us
Because we have turned from You,
And our captivity is just?
How long does the enemy prevail
Because of our ungodly choices?
When we reject the living God,
We soon hear the enemy rejoice.
Our favor is removed,
And the enemy moves in.
How long does it take
For us to see it is our sin?
We cry to the God we’ve forsaken,
And You intentionally do not hear.
You warned us so many times
You would laugh at our fear.
Our bondage is our own doing.
We created the oppression ourselves.
We said we could take care of it.
We did not need Your help.
Our only hope is You are faithful
To pursue us, and restore.
You deliver us from our enemies,
And take Your rightful place as Lord.

10.25.2021 Thursday
Written by Gail Brookshire
Inspiration: Ezekiel 38-48