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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Courage Discovered

I hold on tight.
"A fighter always does."
I have been told.
"Don't give up.  Show a little guts."
Many have urged.

I hold on tight.
To show courage.
Fight the good fight.
I cannot give up.
I am not WEAK.

I hold on tight.
Out of fear.
Frightened by that to which I cling.
If I don't hold tight,
I lose control.

I hold on tight.
My grip painful.
Hands tired and callosed.
I fear I cannot hold on.
I fear.

I hold on tight.
A new voice calls,
"Let go."
I cannot.
"You must."

I hold on.
I must.
I can't...
let
go.

I let go.
Courage
discovered
Life
renewed
When I
let
go.

Jesus says,
"For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it."  Luke 9:24

"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own."  Matthew 6:33-34

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  Matthew 11:28-30

Be strong and courageous...
Let go!

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