The Darkness of Fear
In darkness lurks a thing called fear
It stalks the heart; tells lies to ears
And as it grows from just one seed
It buries deep our faith and peace.
Fear controls the lives of all
That let him in and heed his call
That lying voice that says “You’ll fail”
A darkened whisper that says “You’re ill.”
“Don’t travel to that longed for place,
The plane might crash, you won’t be safe!”
"Avoid the sea for you might drown"
"Don't ride that horse, You just might fall."
And as fear prospers in our soul
Abilities take a terrible toll
Gifts and talents once in bloom
Now buried deep in fear-filled gloom.
Fear tells us that God can't be trusted
For He allows bad things to happen
It says "take action; you'll save the day!"
"Save those you love from all dismay ."
But as we struggle to play God
Anxiety grows from fear's dark fraud
Controlling life is a tall order
The more we try; The more disorder.
For our God's ways are sovereign and true
He wants us to trust; see things from His view
To stop fearing things that probably won't happen
To pray and let go; Allow God to take action.
A spirit of fear is not from our God
But power and love and sound minds from above
He's holding out peace and freedom from fear
To live life fulfilled with God walking near.
Fear not the future, nor sickness or death
Hold only to God who gives us our breath
He has a plan that no man can know
We see in part; He sees the whole.
Faith and Fear cannot abide
Which 'er is grasped, to that we’ll slide
And in that choice we rise or fall
So walk on fear, in Faith stand tall.
By Rhonda Shelford Jansen