For such a meek
And mousy, little word,
It sure can pack a punch.
The paralyzing fear that
Circumstances will surely
Overtake and crush you,
Is never of God.
It is never of God.
Just two degrees past the top
Of the wild ride?
When you are suspended
Above your seat
And the safety belt
Seems like a joke
To deal with the g-forces of change,
And all you want to do
Is get this ordeal over with.
Do you know that sickening plunge?
It has been addressed, my friend.
It has been addressed.
That very space and time
Where you’re not sure
Anyone, least of all God,
Cares or can do something
To keep you from crashing?
That moment has been addressed!
Making their way down the corridors of time,
Unflinching Words from The Word Himself
Fly to your side to secure and settle:
“God has not given you a spirit of timidity,
But of power, of love, and of a sound mind.”
Read it again!
“God has not given you a spirit of fear,
But of power, of love, and a sound mind.”
That beautiful little word but!
It sits quietly, waiting
To ambush us with wonderful news:
“Not that, dear child,
Not timidity, but power.
Not fear, but love
Not anxiety, but a sound mind.
Father Who Hears,
Give us surrendering-strength to release “That”
So we may receive “These”.
Help us endure with Your power.
May we laugh and love Your way,
Invigorated by the courage of a sound mind,
Freed from a life of fear.
2 Timothy 1:7
Fernando Ortega creates such a quiet, beautiful space to contemplate and meditate our Father-God. In the quiet, the Lord leads me away from “that” and into the exceedingly more pleasant realms of “these”. If you have time to be still awhile, seize the moment and enjoy this link.