Heartbreaking Worry

From Joshua 1:9:  “I hereby command you:  Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

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Man’s human nature

Wrestling with new fears

Breathing with unease

Darkening frontiers


Fear all consuming

Racing with flurry

Suffocating breath

Heartbreaking worry


Root of lasting doubt

Distrusting our God

Overlooking grace

Hiding, sin’s facade


Strength walks with courage

Turning to God’s Word

Following His law

Trusting faith’s watchword


Scripture holding fast

Anchoring with peace

Receiving Lord’s love

Blessing life’s new lease


Christ’s moral compass

Shepherding with grace

Walking in His trust

Slowing down life’s race


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From the words of American pastor and Christian teacher, Charles Stanley:  “To conquer our fears, we should identify them but then focus instead of God and Scripture.”

13 thoughts on “Heartbreaking Worry

  1. Oh, {{{Richard}}}, this is me today… highly unusual for me… “Wrestling with new fears/ Breathing with unease.” I am used to being so healthy, and if I do get sick, it’s usually short-lived. This RSV has me wrestling with questions like, “How will I know when I am no longer contagious?” and “How long is this nasty cough going to last?” and “When will we be able to safely go home?” My breathing is uneasy. My cough is annoying. My chest hurts. I need to go to the next step and “Receiving Lord’s love/ Blessing life’s new lease.” I’m ready, Lord!

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