Facing fears

Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking (Psalm 55:5; NLT).

O Most High, when I am afraid, I put my trust in you (Psalm 56:2-3; NRSV).

You will be strong and free of fear (Job 11:15; NLT).

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10; NLT).

When we avoid
Feared situations,
And people,
We feel relieved.

But that short-term relief
Rewards avoidance,
Making us more likely
To avoid our fears again,
The next time
They arise.

And, in the longer term,
The more we avoid,
The more our fears
Will grow and multiply,
Until they dominate
Our lives.

Please help us, bit by bit,
To face and conquer
Everything we dread, with you,
For then we will have life,
As you intend,
And have it to the full.

Through Jesus’ name,

5 thoughts on “Facing fears

Leave a Reply