Do you have fears? If you are not careful, your fears could cause you to stumble in your faith. For instance, many people begin various addictions due to peer pressure, or the fear of not fitting in. Others get into abusive relationships because they fear being alone or they long to have a family.
I myself was in a very destructive relationship years ago, and I am just now healing from the emotional wounds it caused me. It’s funny, though, because I did not realize at the time just why I entered the relationship. It was only after I got out of the situation and looked at it from a distance that I understood why I allowed it to happen in the first place: it was because of fears I was faced with at the time.
If you have let your fears give way to sin, you are not alone. If it’s one thing I’ve learned from years of observations, the root cause of many people’s sins is fear, my own past sins included.
Thankfully, there is a way out. You have a God that loves you more than words describe. He died on a cross for everyone, and that includes you. Here is a poem I wrote illustrating how fears can lead to sin, and the solution.
Fear is what keeps us from our full potential
Fear puts us in invisible chains
Fear tempts us into sin, until we finally give in
Then more fear sets in
We sin more, we fear more, we sin more, we fear more
We sin until we believe we’ve gone too far to come back to the way we were before we feared and let sin come in
So we keep sinning, and the sin starts to feel normal
We talk ourselves into believing this is the way life should be, but deep down we know it’s wrong
We seem happy, but we’re really miserable
Our souls are screaming for the fear and sin to go away
We want to be truly happy, but we can’t while we’re this deep in sin
It’s not natural to fear, no one had fear before their first life upset
Life beats us down, and we turn to things that feel comfortable again
It’s funny though, because eventually our fake comfort becomes too fake for comfort
We all have to face the way we once were, what we were born to be eventually
We all have that deep crying out to be loved and accepted as we are naturally
We are all children of God, and we all deserve true happiness that only comes from Him
It is never, ever, ever too late to turn away from our sin
God knows exactly what and why we do what we do when we do it out of fear
Know that when He seems the farthest away, is when He is really near
He is crying out to you when you are in your deepest pain
He wants you to come back to the person you were before you let fear rule your life
All you have to do is repent, believe, and start to truly live again
Fear cannot live where true love lives
For where true love is, fear is unable to exist
God’s love gives us true happiness, true peace, true love, and true hope
Never let your fears make you give any of that up
Walk confidently in Christ, He will set you free from your fears and from your sin
He will give you the strength to walk again
So, walk, live, breathe, love, hope, and don’t lose your faith
God is with you now, He was with you then, and He’ll be with you to the very end.
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