A Violent Pen

Send to Kindle

By Laura J. Marshall

The kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force.

A violent heaven.

I feel the target as it hangs at my back and see the arrows as they take aim.

Does it matter?  Why persist?  Why resist?

Do I fear the enemy over the Lord?

The words linger and fight their way onto the page.

A violent pen.

I run to my Father and take His hand.

I tuck-in, trusting in His gaze as it sweeps over me and loosens the target.

It flutters to the ground, just paper on the breeze.

I run and grasp it, fodder for God’s purposes.

And equip myself for battle.

Faith, my shield.

Truth, my buckle.

The Word of God, my sword.

A violent heaven.

A violent pen.

lauraLaura J. Marshall is a writer and mother of five boys.  Her first nonfiction book is called A Mom’s Battle Cry for Rest: Battle Cry Devotional Series.  You can find out more about Laura and her books at www.LauraJMarshall.com


A Mom’s Battle Cry for Rest (Battle Cry Devotional Series)[simpleazon-image align=”right” asin=”B00BI2HMDM” locale=”us” height=”400″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41JaqBcJPIL.jpg” width=”250″]

Share Button
Leave a comment


  1. This made me cry because I can relate to this all-too-well today when God asked me to pour out my heart on my blog even when I could so easily be misunderstood. But this battle is not for the faint-of-heart. We’re surrounded on all sides by enemies, but we’re held in the palm of our Father God and tucked close to His heart.
    Thank you for expressing this struggle so eloquently. Hugs and God bless 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for commenting, Chana. I appreciate it and may God bless you and protect you as you write to His glory.

  3. You have such a beautiful writing voice, Laura. Thanks for sharing this.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *