Drowning in Fear

Standing on the precipice,

I am paralyzed by the sound.

~~~

Unable to move

or

even

think,

the waves of fear and grief crash over me 

like a tsunami.

~~~

Overpowering.

Taking over and completely

subduing,

submerging.

~~~

Drowning,

I can see through the crystal clear water

that wants to fill my lungs with death:

There is Light.

There is Hope.

~~~

There is a hand that reaches into my soul

and pulls me out. 

Strong, powerful hands that 

control the wind and waves,

He reaches down

and take my hand.

~~~

My Rescuer,

my Redeemer,

my Refuge.

He has planted my feet

 in a safe place.

The Solid Rock.

“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock.”  Matthew 7:24-25

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“I waited patiently for the Lord, and He turned to me and heard my cry for help. He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:1-3 

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“God is our refuge and strength,
a helper who is always found
in times of trouble.

Therefore we will not be afraid,
though the earth trembles
and the mountains topple
into the depths of the seas,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with its turmoil. Selah

There is a river—
its streams delight the city of God,
the holy dwelling place of the Most High.
God is within her; she will not be toppled.
God will help her when the morning dawns.

Nations rage, kingdoms topple;
the earth melts when He lifts His voice.
The Lord of Hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah”

Psalm 46:1-7

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“Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken. My salvation and glory depend on God, my strong rock. My refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is our refuge.”  Psalm 62:5-8

  9 comments for “Drowning in Fear

  1. April 22, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Amen, Vickie, beautiful!

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  2. April 8, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Beautiful words. And so very timely for our world and nation right now.

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  3. Anonymous
    April 8, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Beautiful. And so timely for the state of our world and nation. Thank you for these words.

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  4. April 6, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Love this Vickie, I know such fear, but it always recedes when I keep my eyes on Jesus

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  5. Vicki Leavell
    April 6, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    I love this poem and the following verses of comfort! You’re a beautifully, descriptive writer my sweet friend. Long distance hugs to you! Vicki Leavell

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  6. Wifeonmissionblog
    April 6, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Much needed thank you so much!

    Like

  7. nixheart
    April 6, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Thank you, Vickie! So needed this today!

    Liked by 1 person

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