Fear can make us act in strange ways.
So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you. (Matthew 25:25)
I am afraid of losing what little I have.
I am afraid I’m not smart enough.
I am afraid people will laugh at me.
I am afraid I can’t do it.
I am afraid of being alone.
I am afraid I’m a failure.
I am afraid of dying.
I am afraid that I’m afraid.
Fear is all I feel,
And my fears make me run.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
the righteous run to it and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10)
Everyone is a coward,
But the righteous run to the name given to cover our shame.
Everyone is a failure,
But the righteous run to the name for strength to start anew.
Everyone is afraid of pain and death,
But the righteous run to the name, who is the source of life.
Everyone feels fear,
But God uses our fear to bring forth faith.
Everyone has fears, but the righteous run to the name given by God to cover all our sin, weakness, and failures.
That name is Jesus, which means God saves.
Faith is running to God in the midst of our fears.
I love this poem. It is a powerful meditative psalm.
I am glad you liked it, I wrote it to revisit when the fear starts to creep in.
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It is effective!
Thanks for the reminder fear should be countered with faith.
Thanks, I have to remind myself daily.
This was powerful for me. Thank you Stephen!
Thanks, Just when I think I have faith nailed down something comes along and I have to learn to trust His sovereignty all over again.