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I Need Victory over a Habit!
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By James Pemberton
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I Need Victory Over a Habit!


This habit has a hold of me. ..

 I can’t seem to break it!

I’ve tried many times,  but I can’t “shake it!”


I don’t know what to do, or where to turn…

When I tell others about it.

 They’re not concerned…


What should I do, in a situation like this?

It seems like my life is just a big mess!


The satisfaction I wanted,  I haven’t obtained.

I’ve myself and no one else to blame…


Many discouraging thoughts

have entered my head.

Many nights I cry out, before going to bed…


I can’t think or do anything like I once did.

I don’t know how much longer,

 I‘m going to live.


Can you help me Jesus?  I know that you can.

There’s no one else who’ll listen

 or understand.


I’m going to get on my knees and begin to pray…

I’ll ask for God’s help and start TODAY!


I trust his power to break this habit of mine…

This is the hour and the right time!


I need true freedom and a love that’ll last.

Everything I’ve tried…  Disappears fast!


To you Lord Jesus, I give a life that’s broken.

“Please come into my heart”

  are the words spoken.


Help me Lord to have victory within…

And thank you Lord for being my friend!


By Jim Pemberton    (c) 2015

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Submitted: Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2015

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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