Do Not Fear—But Pray
Since You can remove
The mountains You made
You can woo hearts to trust
And turn from wicked ways
Therefore I need not fear
The darkness I see
For You’re able to spread light
And cause evil to flee
My moans of suffering
Are heard by You
Who longs more than I
For all to follow truth
I must bring my burdens
And lay them at Your feet
For You have planned peace
And freedom for all who seek.
God is stronger than what we fear.
Do not be afraid or discouraged because…
there is greater power with us than with him.
2 Chronicles 32:7 NIV
God is moved by our prayers.
And when he prayed to him,
the LORD was moved by his entreaty
and listened to his plea…
2 Chronicles 33:13 NIV
God is our hope.
…but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles…
Isaiah 40:31 NIV
God hears our prayers.
God heard them,
for their prayer reached heaven,
his holy dwelling place.
2 Chronicles 30:27 NIV
high above the trees
an eagle circles for prey
I lift my prayers
trusting they will be heard
when they reach God’s dwelling place
I hope I’ve encouraged you.
These words and verses were quoted from my recent morning quiet times.
Have you had a chance to read my latest memoir post?
Here’s the link: Doomed Without the Diamond.
What is your favorite Bible verse this month? I’m nosy-to-know.
Fearless Blessings ~ Wendy Mac
P.S. This morning I was notified this blog is listed in the top 25 Christian Poetry Blogs on the Web. Thank you, dear friends, for your support.
20 thoughts on “Do Not Fear—But Pray”
Wendy, I love your photos and encouraging words.
Thank you and blessings, dear Catherine. <3
Such wonderful & encouraging verses to know that our prayers reach heaven, that He hears them, that He is moved by them, that He delights in them! What peace & joy that brings!!
Thank you, dear Becky, for letting me know His words encouraged you. My favorite part of the day is my morning reading time, when I find these “peace & joy” verses. <3
Congratulations, Wendy, on being such a super poetry blog <3 I'm so proud of you.
Thank you, dear Shelli. <3 I'm glad I kept this blog running along with my new one. Google favors older blogs that have regular content and lots of shares etc. The Still Small Voice was right.
what tremendous inspiration, Wendy… I have so many favourite Bible verses, but one that comes to mind this month is Isaiah 61:10
<3 Thank you, this is a lovely one, dear Susan: "I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God." Isaiah 61:10 NIV
So so beautiful and full of hope and Faith in Him! Thank you for feeding my trust in God today!
Thank you, dear Deb, for being a faithful blogging friend over the last six years. <3 Blessings to you and your family.
Thank you, dear Morgan. I’m honored to have my post shared on your blog today. 🙂 <3
Love your haiku – Whir of eagle’s wings.
God bless and have a peace filled weekend Wendy,
Thank you, Eric. Blessings on your weekend too, dear friend.
Yes, dear Wendy, this post encouraged me. I followed your photos and poetry with eagerness. The line how He more than I wants all to follow truth was convicting. So thank you, dear sister in faith. I celebrate this moment of your recognition!
Thank you, dear Julie. I’m glad He cares even more than we do–it’s a relief to know He shoulders the burden of everyone’s salvation. We need only trust, obey, and pray. God’s got us, God’s got them. <3
Thank you, dear Bill. 🙂 Blessings to you and Mary.
This blog on fear really speaks to my heart. My favourite verse right now is also on dealing with fear:
2 Timothy 1:7: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” We also know with assurance that we can “rest in God alone.” Psalm 62 See verses 5-8.
Thank you so much, dear Sharon, for reminding me of Psalm 62:5-8. It’s a powerful passage that always comforts my heart when I read it. I say 2 Timothy 1:7 to myself a lot. It’s one of my top three verses. xo