Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thursday Thoughts on Faith Versus Fear

Hearts and shoulders on their own are not enough to bear
However strong, the weight of woe and want and worldly care
Though we may try eventually we come to realize
That it is not enough to trust in things beheld with eyes

Where is that place where midst unrest the brawling billows cease?
And where in spite of grievous tests of life, can we find peace?
The God of old is with us still; His mercy full and free
And He desires our trust in spite of what we see

Time’s Unknown fans across the dark, light of another day
Upon its moments we embark to come whatever may
The weight of what we cannot see would drive us to despair
But for God’s hope and peace as we surrender fear to prayer

© Janet Martin

Full surrender overcomes fear.

Faith is more than just a feeling; it is Mercy’s inner healing.

Faith without prayer is like wings without air…

Can we fly? We do not know until we trust God and let go…

Faith is for the faint of heart…

Fear robs us of strength that faith gives.

Fear is dread; its throne, earth’s sod
Faith is a thread to the throne of God

Fear strives to deceive what faith helps us believe…

Faith has nothing to offer… but peace.

Faith in anything other than God…is not faith.

Warning; trust the temporal, prepare to be disappointed.

Fear is a sad substitute for faith.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
The evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

…and no man can guarantee anything
In an hour that has not yet been!

Fears frets.
Faith frees.

 A Living Hope
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,…

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