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Fear Not (A Poem About Letting Go Of Fear)

Comforting the Moon.  Acrylic Painting by Kelly Pittman

Comforting the Moon. Acrylic Painting by Kelly Pittman

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

Comments

Felecia H. on September 10, 2015:

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!

manatita44 from london on May 27, 2013:

Great effort. Right connections.

Free2writ3 from Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania on August 25, 2012:

Great poem. Very inspirational.

mismazda from a southern georgia peach on August 25, 2012:

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

ndaffinee from Jumbled Brain, USA on July 14, 2012:

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

Life Under Construction from Neverland on May 25, 2012:

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

voted up and all.

xoxo,M.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on May 18, 2012:

KP,

Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing!

Audrey Howitt from California on April 20, 2012:

Beautiful and gentle piece--well-done!

Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on March 12, 2012:

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.

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on February 23, 2012:

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

Vladimir Uhri from HubPages, FB on February 23, 2012:

awesome poem.

Kelly Pittman (author) from South Louisiana on February 14, 2012:

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.

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on February 14, 2012:

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.

William Benner from Savannah GA. on February 02, 2012:

Great poem and hub! God Bless!

Gianandrea Maoli from South Carolina on January 28, 2012:

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

Tams R from Missouri on January 20, 2012:

Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Kelly Pittman (author) from South Louisiana on January 20, 2012:

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

Cara from New York on January 20, 2012:

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.