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"Jesus... I Can't Break This Habit
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By James Pemberton
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“Jesus…  I Can’t Break This Habit”


This habit has a hold of me. ..

 I can’t seem to break it!

I’m so discouraged  …  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 am I going to do in a situation like this?

It seems like my life is just one huge mess!


The “satisfaction” I seek… I haven’t obtained.

I’ve only myself…  And no one else to blame…


Many discouraging thoughts

have entered my head.

Each night I cry out loud 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…

And ask for God’s help.  I’ll do it TODAY!


I trust his power to break this habit of mine…

This is the hour!  This is the time!


I need real freedom and a love that will last.

Everything I’ve tried…  Disappears fast!


To you Lord Jesus I give my 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  

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Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, April 1, 2021

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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