Tag: fear

Knee-Knocking-Obedience

1 Corinthians 2:1When I came to you, brothers, I did not come with eloquence or wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2For I decided to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3I came to you…

When Trauma Has You Frozen, Pray

I encourage you, just as my friend took the reigns and led me through the dark moment, to find a purpose in your grief. Begin with prayer. Lift up the person, circumstance, or fear to God who loves you perfectly and can cast out all fear!

Putting On Armor that Fits: Facing Fear With the Tools We are Given

Scripture 1 Samuel 17:8 He stood and shouted to the ranks of Israel and said to them, “Why do you come out to draw up in battle array? Am I not the Philistine and you servants of Saul? Choose a man for yourselves and let…

By the Sweat of His Brow

Depression desperately looks for the exits from the sweat of our nightmares. You entered our fear driven world and sweat blood of understanding as you stayed, all in, the flesh of our circumstances. Proving that you can resurrect us from the terror of our troubles.

Love, the Remedy for Second Hand Depression

Job 30:15“Terrors are turned against me; They pursue my honor as the wind, And my prosperity has passed away like a cloud. 16“And now my soul is poured out within me; Days of affliction have seized me. 17“At night it pierces my bones within…

Sin Repellent, Not to Christ

Daniel got caught sneaking a brownie after I told him no more sweets. When I confronted him he cursed the brownie for making him eat it, then he cursed Satan, then he cursed Adam and Eve for their original sin. Finally, when he realized…

Whom Do You Fear?

Luke 12:4-5 “I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do. 5“But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed,…

Being a Lamp in the Darkness

After reading a fellow poet’s haunting work I prepared a response to the darkness that lights her world, and once lit my own. I have lived in darkness, wrapped up in the blanket of its truth, smothered hope and shut out liars who offer…

Assurance Policy

I’ve taken out an assurance policy. It cost me my life, but the after death benefits are divine. The plan promises abundant life on earth. There is no fine print, I can count on provision no matter my circumstances. I don’t have to haggle…

Sometimes it Doesn’t Matter That We are Walking on Water, We See the Wind and Sink

1 John 4:18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. 19We love, because He first loved us.… Sometimes it doesn’t matter that we are walking on…

Depression, Calloused Hand that Smothers Me

Snuffed out breath Awakened in night’s soul pressed into the cradle of  my husband, Pierced in the heart of rest that never comes Peace that never wakes that smells of death even as I scream for life. Hearing my own sweat my own terror dripping like tears…

Finding One Little Lost Sheep

Luke 15: 1,7 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.. . .Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner…