Chains

A Poem By Grace J. // 12/15/2018

I try to think
rationally
Try to tell myself
it’s not true
But my mind
just won’t listen
The chains
grasp
ensnare
trap
I
can’t
do
it
God tells me to obey
But the chains
pull
me
back

Fear

I can’t
move forward
I can’t
obey
Fear stifles
obedience
Fear cripples
trust
Fear denies
the impossible
Fear withholds
transformation
Fear opposes
faith
I
try
to
resist
But
fear
hates
fact
What will they
think of me?
What will it
do to me?
What if I
choose the wrong one?
What if I
mess it up?
What if I
get it wrong?
The chains ensnare
They grab my legs
They hold me down
And keep my hands
tied away
The chains put me
where I cannot
be
someone
great
Where I cannot be used
in the way
God
wants
to
use
me

Fear
creates
chains
Will
you
be
trapped?

Comments

WHOA. The ending lines really

WHOA.

The ending lines really stopped me in my tracks. You have a lovely way with words and your meter is beautiful! Keep up the good work!

Madalyn Clare | Sat, 12/15/2018

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano

Grace, this is very

Grace, this is very challenging and sweet. Thank you for writing this :)

Libby | Sun, 12/16/2018

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!" -- John Piper

As someone who battles

As someone who battles anxiety on a daily basis, this is incredibly relatable. And so well-put! Thank you so much for sharing. I am encouraged.

Damaris Ann | Sun, 12/16/2018

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

Thank you!

Thank you all! I'm glad you liked it! I've dealt a lot with fear in my life, and I'm grateful to be able to remind you and I about the dangers of fear and, also, the freedom we find when we choose to trust God.

Grace J. | Tue, 12/18/2018

“You are doing something great with your life—when you are doing all the small things with His great love.” - Ann Voskamp