Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not. Behold your God will come with vengeance; the recompense of God will come, but He will save you.” Isaiah 35:4
It is easy to have an anxious heart at this time and there is fear of all people being infected dying from the current flu-like virus. What we are not hearing at the moment is the numbers who have recovered, we are told of how many have died, how many are infected however the number of those recovering is on the increase a figure that is not readily revealed in the media.
In Italy a 101 year old man has recovered, tens of thousands have recovered, the advice is that most people who contract it will feel no worst off than a ‘normal’ bad case of a cold or flu. This does not mean that we don’t need to abide by the advice from the Government but that we can take courage and fear not as God will save us.
Some time ago I wrote the following poem, which I share with you to encourage you to Fear Not – God is in control.
The fall of Fear
Fear, that tyranny, from the bowels of hell,
Exacerbated by the tolling worrisome bell.
Fear, the soulmate of despondent anxiety,
The worry of all things with no proprietary.
Fear, that brings cavernous darkness into ones heart.
Striving to snuff out the Hope spark,
Of life, love and all things spiritual,
Fear that focusses ones mind on things temporal.
The castle giant of despair and doom,
With club and chains and dungeons of gloom.
Binds the spirit and strives to restrain the soul,
Wrestling it towards the deep black hole.
But wait, a thin ray of light,
Rapier like pierces the darkness and deep night.
Hope glimmers weak then stronger still,
The shadow of the Cross looms from across the crucifixion hill.
A flash of light and with thunderous voice clear,
The King on his white horse rides in to conquer fear.
A flaming two edged sword slices the darkened place,
Fear falls before the Heavenly onslaught of Grace.
The sinner falls, repentant to his knees,
Cries out ‘Lord, save me please’!
A pierced Heavenly Hand reaches out,
And lifts the penitent to stand about.
The rescued soul is stood on the Rock,
Fear banished from heart to sock.
Replaced with love, hope and charity,
Feet firmly placed on the Way with clarity.
originally from Apr 2018
Eagles Rest Ministries