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Fear Not (A Poem About Letting Go Of Fear)

Updated on October 26, 2017
Comforting the Moon.  Acrylic Painting by Kelly Pittman
Comforting the Moon. Acrylic Painting by Kelly Pittman | Source

A Poem


I am not afraid of the dark.


I am afraid of what I cannot see


Find a fire, light a spark


Make all the shadows flee



Paralyzed by fear; I’m still


I am afraid of the unknown


I search inside to find the will


To move forward on my own



For so long I thought I was alone


I was afraid of what I couldn’t see


Until I learned that I was wrong


I let go of the fears and let it be



I found the light I was looking for


It was with me all along


Inside myself there is a door


To the One Upon the Throne



He walks with me through the darkness


I need not see what lies ahead


I need not fear what’s in the future


I need not feel the dread



He’s my light and my redeemer


He shows me the way to go


Through the fire and darkness


I will not go alone



Jesus loves me and my fears are gone


He lights the pathways I am to travel


I will trust in Him and keep on


I will watch my fears unravel


Chris Tomlin- Whom then shall I Fear?

© 2012 Kelly Pittman

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      Felecia H. 

      2 years ago

      Kelly, thank you for the wonderful inspiration and courage that this poem has given to me. We are studying Psalm 91, I was kicking myself for not having written a poem concerning our studies when I decided to look for one on line. I read it during our prayer line and was asked by one of the leaders for a copy of it. As I looked for the name of the author to give you your accolades, I was pleasantly surprised to be able to thank you personally. I hope it's okay with you for me to share your work with fellow believers.

      May God Bless and keep you!

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      manatita44 

      5 years ago from london

      Great effort. Right connections.

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      Free2writ3 

      5 years ago from Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

      Great poem. Very inspirational.

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      mismazda 

      5 years ago from a southern georgia peach

      Amen..Jesus will take away all our fears only if we let him..great poem. Voted up..:)

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      ndaffinee 

      6 years ago from Jumbled Brain, USA

      I may need to print this and post on the fridge or something! Fear is really good at incapacitating me.

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      IAmForbidden 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Very beautiful. God always love us. WE just have to believe in Him. A great write.

      voted up and all.

      xoxo,M.

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      William Kovacic 

      6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      KP,

      Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Beautiful and gentle piece--well-done!

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Thanks for sharing this beautiful and useful poem that reminds us that we are not alone and can release our fears.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Up, awesome, and beautiful votes Kelly. This is a very beautiful poem, very touching and a great message.

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      Vladimir Uhri 

      6 years ago from HubPages, FB

      awesome poem.

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      Kelly Pittman 

      6 years ago from Walker, LA

      Thank you so much. This was one of those poems that just came to me as I typed. I started with the first lines/idea of not being afraid of the darkness, but afraid of not being able to see what lies in the darkness and the rest just flowed. Honestly, as I was writing this, as the words appeared on the screen it was a comfort to me.. I realized that #1, Yes, I was definitely afaid, but that #2, I am not alone! He works in mysterious ways. Even in my own ideas. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment.

      God is Good.

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      Joanna Chandler 

      6 years ago from On planet Earth

      This is very lovely and i can relate 100% I was such a scaredy cat ad afraid of the darkness i use to wish that it never had night because of my fears. My pastor told me to read psalms 23, 27 and 91 everyday and i am confessing that those Psalms David wrote was very instrumental in helping me overcome my fear. GOD has delivered me i still have some fears but now i can walk in the dark, stay home alone etc. GOD and his son is awesome.

      Let us keep magnifying Him for his deliverance.

      Keep good and nice song you have there

      Shalom and peace be unto you.

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      William Benner 

      6 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Great poem and hub! God Bless!

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      Gianandrea Maoli 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Very well done! That's quiet a way of showing the source of the fear is within our own minds. Loved it!

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      Tams R 

      6 years ago from Missouri

      Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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      Kelly Pittman 

      6 years ago from Walker, LA

      Thank you Cara. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.

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      Cara 

      6 years ago from New York

      Hello,

      I thought your poem was beautiful and a tribute to "As I walk through the valley of the shadow of darkness I shall fear no evil."... very touching.

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