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Hard Pressed But Not Crushed

Rosualdo is just an ordinary person with an extraordinary God, who wants to spread God’s words and love through writing articles and poems.

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A believer’s life is like a war journey. As we travel along the path God wants us to take, all forms of trials, pain, and hardships will bombard, attack, and press us on every side and all angles. But with the abiding and sustaining presence of God, we are unbreakable.

We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed. (2 Corinthians 4:8 NIV)

I am hard-pressed on every side,

bombarded by difficulties long wide,

flooded by pain and sadness inside,

but not crushed through God’s power surging tide


I am hard-pressed on every ground

bombed by fear’s frightening sound,

slammed by adversities stressful wound,

but not crushed through God’s love and mercy that surround


I am hard-pressed on every level,

tortured by suffering’s agony like hell,

pounded by sorrow’s disturbing bell,

but not crushed through God’s faithfulness veil


I am hard-pressed in every way,

afflicted by despair’s burden all day,

battered by problem’s bothering play,

but not crushed through God’s words strengthening say


I am hard-pressed on every look,

pierced by grief’s severe and painful hook,

squeezed by discomfort’s troubling yoke,

but not crushed through God’s sustaining work


I am hard-pressed on all angles,

attacked by anxieties and troubles,

blasted by hardships to ruin my struggles,

but not crushed and with God, won my tough battles

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© 2022 Rosualdo Ponce

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