We all have fears the difference is how we deal with the fear. Let these short poems about fear give you thoughts about how to overcome your fears, encourage you and give you suggestions on handling fear.
The feeling of fear is something none of us want to experience.
The Poets express their feelings by sharing their experiences of fear and how to cope with it.
Verses that remind us we are not alone. Trust God to help us through our fears.
When We Cannot See Our Way
When we cannot see our way,
Let us trust and still obey;
He who bids us forward go.
Cannot fail the way to show.
Though the sea be deep and wide.
Though a passage seem denied;
Fearless let us still proceed.
Since the Lord vouchsafes to lead.
An analogy using a babbling brook and how fear and doubt leave the brook.
Poet: Anna K. Thomas
Little rambling, sunny stream,
Round thee plays the bright sunbeam
Racing, chasing — never mind;
Doubt and fear you'll leave behind.
With thy dimpled smile draw near,
Into crease and crevice peer,
Into secret crannies look,
Laughing, babbling little brook.
Catching rain-drops as they fall,
Pressing through the garden wall,
Flowing, going everywhere —
Busy here and busy there;
Bounding, springing, full of glee,
Ever trending toward the sea,
Bold to enter every nook,
Gurgling, rippling, bubbling brook.
When fear and doubt entwine, it's easy to feel paralyzed.
But look closer, and you'll find that fear can be refuted.
Build your confidence, you are valuable!
Redirect your energy - your strength is renewable.
Go slowly if it helps and build a path one step at a time;
Nothing is too big when faith in yourself is prime.
Courage and confidence will lead the way, each timid step bringing cheer,
For every challenge that we face, we can show up and persevere!
Many times the little things in life can expand into big things if we let them. A fear may start as a small thing but if we don't face it or overcome it we may find it developing into a major issue in our life.
Fear Is Born
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer
In the depth of darkness, fear is born,
When night consumes and shadows mourn.
But with faith in God our hearts ignite,
We find peace within the darkest night.
For He is the light that guides our way,
Dispelling fears with His eternal ray.
With steadfast trust, we'll never lose sight,
God's presence is with us throughout the night.
Halloween the night of treats
Children roam the haunted streets,
Dressed in costumes, they bravely stride,
Fear may linger, yet they won't hide,
For they know one thing that is clear,
The fun they seek outweighs the fear.
So let this eve, with magic spun,
Teach us all, when fears have won,
To move beyond and find
That many times fear is only in our mind.
Out In The Fields With God
Poet: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday,
Among the fields, above the sea,
Among the winds at play;
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees;
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.
The foolish fears of what may happen,
I cast them all away
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new-mown hay;
Among the rustling of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born -
Out in the fields with God.