Wednesday, October 2, 2013


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Now...abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence....

-1 John 2:28 (NASB)

This poem came right after I finished writing yesterday's post.  (All the words in bold are words for weight or waiting.)

Waiting for something.
Some big, sweeping gesture,
And the longer I wait,
The heavier the weight of wondering -- 
Where does this road lead? --
Until I am buried beneath
The clock as it ticks away the seconds,
Minutes, hours, days.
Tarrying here, waiting for clarity,
To know the sum total of choices
That will get me wherever I'm trying to go.
And the gravity of my fear
Only makes me linger in this place even longer.
Bearing this heavy burden,
Yet knowing it isn't mine to carry.

I am not in control,
And the answer is right here
All the time:
The still, small voice
"Abide in Me."

What is the use in trying to arrange my own future just so?
When did I get it in my head
That my word holds any authority
Apart from Your will?
You are my anchor.
You are the one who lifts my self-assigned pressures
And replaces them with rest.

And so I wait;
I eagerly expect Your perfect peace to wash over me.
And I watch for Your guiding words;
I hold still, until You say go.
And in hindsight, don't I always see Your impact
On every day, hour, minute, and second?

Thank You for the magnitude of Your grace.


  1. So beautiful. I will need to read this 10-20+ more times to soak it all in.

  2. Lovely Poem.
    I like writing limericks...though I don't post many, I do have some embedded in my blog throughout my blogging years, but have never created a label for them.
    We share a few things in common... I too Love Jesus, God's Word... and I'm wordy. (I'm assuming you're wordy...I read your story about your blog title. Lead me to believe you are not just nerdy...but wordy) ;) Pat

    1. Hi Pat! Yep, I am definitely nerdy AND wordy. I love anagrams and spelling and linguistics and...basically everything about words/language. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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