There is little bounce within me
My strength has all long gone,
What purpose is there now
For me to rest upon..
But I won't keep asking questions
That aren't for me to know,
I 'll learn to just be still
Without get up and go.

God has another purpose
I will trust His loving will,
No need to fret and worry
To climb another hill.
For He can speak to me
And fill me with Himself,
It was to draw close to His soul
He took away my health.

It has such problems though
For how can others understand,
When the outside looks just fine
Who knows how weak I am.
Will they see the twinkles in the twilight
Or walk away a little cold,
Will they get annoyed
To want me in another mold.

There has to be a place in life
For people who are weak,
Who can't cope with the toughness
And oh, so quickly weep.
Why must we need be strong
And eradicate all pain,
When God draws so very near
To show us weakness is for gain.

For the Lord comforts His people
In Isaiah forty nine,
He has compassion on the afflicted
With love, He says, You're Mine
Come close, abide in Me
And drink now from My stream
I will be to you, your strength
For on My loving heart you lean.

Soft Whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems © 2005

1 Before I was born the LORD called me;
from my birth He has made mention of my name
3 He said to me, "You are my servant,
in whom I will display My splendor."
4 But I said, "I have labored to no purpose;
I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing.
Yet what is due me is in the LORD's hand,
and my reward is with my God."
5 And now the LORD says
He who formed me in the womb to be his servant..
I am honored in the eyes of the LORD
and my God has been my strength-
13 For the LORD comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.
15 Though a mother may forget,
I will not forget you!
16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands;
23 Then you will know that I am the LORD;
those who hope in Me will not be disappointed."
Exerpts from Isaiah 49

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