do not need to fear
There was a time in my life when I suffered severe sleep deprivation. I would wake up after a very short time,
too afraid to go back to sleep!
It was during those times that God was the closest I had ever known. I didn’t know if I could cope,
but His calming words were like a warming sun
that melted away my fears.
God’s love, and the fact that He works everything out for our good, meant that I didn’t really have anything to fear.
He will look after you too if you let Him.
Every day I wake afraid
I wonder how I can go on
And how it will turn out in the end
Every day I say a prayer
Knowing You can hear my cry
Lord You see how it works out for the best
Then I feel Your calming words over me
Like a waterfall they fall into my soul!
I do not need to fear, I do not need to hide
I do not need to fear when I am by your side
I’m held within your hands, I’m sheltered by your wings
And in my darkest hour I’ll lift my voice and sing
I do not need to fear ‘cause I know you are King
Even when I'm overwhelmed
By the things that I must face
And when nervous thoughts begin to race
Everyday I call Your name
Knowing You can give me strength
Lord You work everything out for the best
Then I feel a calming peace over me
Like the warming sun it melts away my fear!
© 2022 Stephen Atkins (IHN)