It’s the most powerful of emotions

And for a purpose it is driven;

When it’s selfless it has most impact

As it’s immovable with a mission.

When it’s untainted and unconditional

It will never seek its own,

And without a motive or a reward

Since from pure seed it’s grown.

True love will fight the battles;

It will stand against evil too,

As it exposes the hidden agendas

But as a cost – since it is true.

When we fight the good fight

It’s sometimes painful but necessary too,

Since we love what is behind us

And it’s the reason for what we do.

But when fear supersedes

And replaces faith and love,

Our weapons of warfare are surrendered

And we’ve lost the battle before it’s begun.

The pain that Jesus endured

Was excruciating and overwhelming,

But it was born from pure love

As He was never found complaining.

It must have hurt the Heavenly Father

To afflict His precious Son,

But His love was too superior

As His sacred will was done.

It’s the epitome of love that hurts

And when the vision is pure and true,

It will accomplish far more than we could ever imagine

When it’s combined with integrity too.

But when it’s used to manipulate or to hurt

It is not love at all,

Because it’s deceitful and covered with violence

That will contribute to a fall.

When love hurts

It’s the reason we fight the fight,

Knowing the battle is in the spiritual realm

Where all will be brought to light.

Only by God’s strength and through prayer

We will overcome all things,

When we stand on His promises

With the peace that it so brings.

When love hurts

It’s the reason we exist,

To sacrificially serve without a reward;

When truth and righteousness have kissed.

(C) P.B. 2021

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.”  G.K Chesterton

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”  Ephesians 6:12

“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness.”  Ephesians 6:14

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”  1 Timothy 6:12

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”  Ephesians 5:15-16

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”  Ephesians 5:11

“But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.”  Ephesians 5:13

“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments.  And His commandments are not burdensome.  For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.  And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.  Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”  1 John 5:4-5

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”  John 15:13

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  2 Timothy 1:7

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”  1 Corinthians 13:4-7