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Of Time, Fear, and Jesus

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But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 59:16 NIV

Wrestling with time and grappling fear
Enduring the world’s grievous paradigm
Yet peace be a conqueror when Jesus is near

Days spin like whirlpools drowning drear
Indispensable tasks an insurmountable climb
Wrestling with time and grappling fear

Alluring illusions of control appear
Close your eyes to hear Heaven’s song chime
And peace be a conqueror when Jesus is near

Like a great waterfall shed many a tear
Each day holds no reason or rhyme
As you wrestle time and grapple fear

Holy promises offered oh so sincere
Hope blossoms as florets in springtime
Peace be a conqueror because Jesus is near

Prayer brings hope from the heavenly sphere
Majesty of our God forever sublime
Surrendering to time and mastering fear
Peace be my conqueror when I hold Jesus near


Linda L.

Linda L. Kruschke is the author of My Name Is Beloved, winner of the Unpublished Memoir category of the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest, as well as a self-published author of two poetry books. She is a wife, mother, active member of her church, former Bible Study Fellowship leader, and recovering lawyer. She works as the Director of Legal Publications for the Oregon State Bar. But her real passion is sharing God’s healing grace with others, especially those haunted by sexual trauma and abortion. She struggled with major clinical depression for many years, but through the power of forgiveness has become a fearless follower of Christ, living in the assurance of her salvation and God’s love. She blogs at Another Fearless Year and Broken Believers.

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