Learned in the Light

Cloud Angel

Some higher truths are understood
at once; a solitary quote
can drive a lesson home for good,
while others must be learned by rote.

The holy bible clearly states
“Don’t fear” in phrases that abound
like manna, yet while heaven waits
I set my feet on lower ground.

I only need recall some things
in darkness, for I’ve seen the sky
replete with chariots and wings;
a host of angels standing by.

And knowing Who is present here
is all it takes to banish fear.

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cc-by-nc-nd Mary Boren,  2010

 
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Luke 12:32 Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
Psalm 91:4-8 He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.
1 John 4:18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
Isaiah 51:12 I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear?
Joshua 1:9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Romans 8:38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
John 14:27 I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

 

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