Before me, the way is clear. In answer to my prayers, you opened a path, pushing my enemies to one side or another. You silenced them, though they still scream their vehemence at me. I hear their hateful and bitter words, but they no longer attack my spirit. This once tame heart is steeled against their anger. My mouth opens and out from it pours your truth. The truth offends them and they grow louder and angrier. I walk through the shadows they cast on the path before me. On both sides they shout and lunge forward, but never block my passage. Untouched, undeterred, my purpose becomes even clearer and me more dedicated as I press forward. Lord, they hated you first, and now it’s my turn.