We demolish arguments and every pretension
that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,
and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ ...
Every so often I need to listen to this song
because there are a LOT of 'what if's/fears that could hound/torment us!
Fear can be a hounding beast
Blinds us to God’s mercy-feast
Binds us to a yoke of dread
Makes hope feel heavy as lead
Keeps us from faith’s flying leap
Shackles us with doubt’s defeat
Cumbers us with load of care
Numbs us to the peace of prayer
Takes us captive lest we know
Faithful Words whereby we go
Makes us slaves, a faithless fraud
Instead of servants to God
Hold the hand that wears Love's Scars
Touch the hem that heals our hearts
When fear's hounding hellions rile
Turn the other cheek, (faith) and smile
© Janet Martin
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.