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Fear vs. Love
Fear is the big smoky thing
that keeps puffing itself back up
because it knows it has no real power
unless you believe it does
like the Wizard of Oz
hiding behind a curtain of lies.
While Love is the still small whisper
that grows and grows and grows
like a tiny acorn
into a giant oak tree
reaching far into the heavens
yet stooping low to give you shade.
This poem came (in its basic form) when I took time to stop, and be with God.
"The fear of man brings a snare,
But he [or she] who trusts in the LORD will be exalted." - Proverbs 29:25 NASB
"The fear of human opinion disables;
But trusting in God protects you from that." - Proverbs 29:25 MSG
These words hit home:
"If each of My children would seek to please Me above all else, fear of others' judgments would vanish, as would attempts to impress others.
Focus your attention on the path just ahead of you and on the One who never leaves your side." -Sarah Young, Jesus Calling (Sept. 25)
Please enable me to trust You enough to want to please You first. You are true LOVE. You never leave me.
Oh, for the courage to choose Your love as I dream instead of fear.
Thank you for forgiving me, and loving me even when I fail. It fills me with gratitude and a deeper love for you.
By Your grace,
What helps you choose love over fear? It is always a gift to hear from you.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO EMILY WIERENGA ON THE RELEASE OF HER BOOK, chasing silhouettes, and for choosing love over fear.
Copyright Dolly Lee/Soul Stops 2012.