Our nerves are frayed
And we just grope
For any hope
(No faith displayed).
Then love casts out
That tyrant Fear.
Christ draws us near--
All peace, no doubt.
Pure hope's alive
Beyond the fear
That choked us here:
In Christ we thrive.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.
For fear has to do with punishment,
and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
--1 John 4:18
Father in heaven,
we hand you our worries and our fears,
trusting you to deal with each situation
for our ultimate good and for your glory.
©2010 James L. Swindle. You may print up to 100 copies for non-commercial use, so long as you include the copyright notice. For other uses, contact the author.