~ The Dragon Within ~
What is this thing within
This heavy feeling of despair,
Is it a loneliness
Or some confusing weight of care.
Am I afraid of what tomorrow holds
Maybe fearing days of growing old,
I want this irksome feeling to hatch out
To sprout its wings and fly
So I can feel contentment inside.
And not be terrified to die.
But could this dragon within
Actually be an implanted desire,
Something to tickle my thoughts
Not to avoid, but to see as a beneficial fire
To make me look and find
It's really God who's squirming my insides.
Just so I'll get to know His abiding love
And then as my heart fills with His hope
The dragon will hatch into being cute,
To have me laughing in eternal beauty
As each day brings something new.

Soft Whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems
2004 used with permission


God is God. Because He is God,
He is worthy of my trust and obedience.
 I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will,
a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to.
~Elisabeth Elliot~

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