The Devil Ran

I picked up my Bible.
I picked it up and read.
The devil ran.

For the first time,
in what seems like an eternity,
I was able to read
with focus and clarity.

I read all of Second Timothy
without feeling sleepy
like I usually do.

Normally, there’d be a war
going on as I read.
Distractions would be thrown
from every direction.

This time was different.
The devil ran.
Prayer works.
I stayed persistent.
The fight doesn’t end here.

With prayer and supplication,
all things are possible
through Christ Jesus,
my Lord and savior.