Vanquishing Fears

                                                     I am afraid.

Afraid that the world is moving too fast.

Afraid that I chose wrong.

Afraid that I'm missing the point.

And this fear makes me sick.

It makes me sad.

It makes me feel trapped in a room with no escape.

But then, look!

Look up and see a Light.

Fix your eyes on that Light,

Never let it go.

Let it be your guide,

Your hope.

Your vision.

Let this Light fill you with love,

A perfect love that drives out fear.

For this Light has conquered sin,

It reigns over darkness.

It is with me. 

And so the darkness isn't as dark anymore,

Because I'm holding onto the Light,

Holding on with all that I have.

And the fear, well it can't get close,

For as soon as it does,

The Light vanquishes it.

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Let us consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men that you may not grow weary and lose heart." (Hebrews 12:2-3)

I've been thinking a lot about fear this week, so head on over to my newest Odyssey article to read my thoughts. Also, say a prayer for me as I move into the dorms and start this next year of challenging and wonderful adventures! And comment below how I can specifically pray for you.

Princess Hannah


  1. I pray that you keep following that light no matter how hard things get. I loved this post. A lot of meaning in simple words like this.

    1. Why thank you! To know that my blogger friends are praying for me... wow!

  2. beautifully written :)

    keep holding on to the light. also I hope all goes well with college! you're going to have a grand adventure!

    1. It is an adventure for sure! How is your semester going?

  3. This is amazing! I needed to hear this today. #darknessfightersunite much love! -jr xx

    1. This makes it totally worthwhile! So glad my words encouraged you!

  4. This is beautifully written, Hannah. Fear can feel like such a trap, but we always have to keep in mind that there IS freedom from that trap!

    I'll be praying for you as you move in and have this new adventure! I know that it will be amazing. : ) <3

    1. Grace, your support is a treasure! Thanks bunches!

  5. This is soooo beautiful, Hannah! I hope your college classes go super well. You can do it, girl! ♥

    1. Your support is so uplifting to hear, Hannah! Thanks bunches!

  6. wow, there are just some posts that I read by my fellow bloggers that I LITERALLY do bookmark and read it again later on. This is one of them...and there's not a lot that I do. As I'm starting a new school year, this comes so true. Wow. I LOVE THIS. Just how you said that when we look around we will see darkness and fear but fixing our eyes on the ONE TRUE LIGHT can save us. ♥ One of my many mottos for this school year was to never look to the right or to the left, seek the praise of God more than the praise of men (John 12:43),and fix my eyes on God alone. AND THAT is like 1000000000000x easier said that done. So I'm praying every day that God would help me not to look to the left or right, regardless of what's happening but only look to Him.

    ANYWAYS I loved this post so much and I'm praying as you start this new and SUPER EXCITING journey! With God we will do valiantly.

    1. Autumn, can I steal your motto??? YESSSS! It is so hard in this distracting world to look so many other places for our comfort, but it is an illusion of true comfort. We must, especially when the waves rise higher, fix our eyes on Jesus. And this is hard. It is in every moment. And it is our joy.

      Your comment made my day!

  7. I am not lying when I am telling you this: I'm crying right now. This has hit me so hard-- it's one of few posts that have taken a blow at me.

    I have to tell you a personal story, in order for this to somewhat make sense, and it's not something I'm comfortable telling about straight up. When I was ten years old, I suffered chronic depression because there were people, both my age or adults, in my life who would constantly bash me for being "too emotionally attached" while taking criticism or standing as someone who wasn't perfect, in their eyes.

    I grew up literally so terrified of everything-- talking the people, walking outside of my room, looking people in the eye. During the time, I felt like I was in a dark hole that I couldn't get out of, and the times I reached my hands outside of the hole, they were pushed away by so many rude remarks at me.

    At that point in my life, I had lost the will to live and go through life.

    I think the first time I saw the light was when I had came back from crying, because I just broke down in front of everyone in my class. There were three people at my table group, as I was in elementary school then, and they were trying to cope with me. I was a complete mess-- snot was dribbling down my nose, my eyes were red, I was at the stage of crying when I was gasping for air, when one the table group members told me that it was okay to cry.

    This was something different compared to what everyone else had told me to simply just pent up everything and suck it up. I hardly knew the three at my table, but for strangers to reach out and try to make sure I was okay-- I think that meeting those three was the first time I heard God saying, "Climb out of the hole."

    Thank you so much for this. Hopefully this didn't overwhelm you-- I'll be praying for you at college! <3

    xoxo Morning

    1. Morning, I read this comment and didn't reply at first because I was so blown away and wanted to give it the proper time to reply. I still don't have that time, but let me encourage you that Jesus is with you and that nothing can overcome his love for you. His light penetrates every darkness and makes all things beautiful. I will email you later with further encouragement, but it means so much to me that you opened yourself up. That is brave. I will be praying for you too as you venture on in this adventure of life.

  8. Amen, amen, amen. <3 Hannah, this is true, and light and glory. Keep speaking it. I feel this, we feel this, the world needs this.

    1. Thank you so much Kate, it means a lot coming from you!

  9. Gorgeous Hannah. Just gorgeous.

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.

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    1. Aw, thank you so much Ashlyn! You are so lovely!

  11. "Afraid that the world is moving too fast.Afraid that I chose wrong.Afraid that I'm missing the point." Grace, I'm new to your blog but the minute I read those lines I subscribed to your emails because I was lost for words. It just hit home so so much for me and I love it dearly. I hope you find your way again you beautiful soul <3

    Hope you have a brilliant weekend and know that you're in my prayers!x


    Anne // www.aportraitofyouth.co.uk

    1. I am SUPER GLAD TO MEET YOU!!!!!!!

      And this comment makes blogging worth the while. I can't wait to read more of your blog!

  12. You are the best! I'm always in awe how God synchronizes the lessons I'm learning with things other bloggers are going through, and this post is proof of that. I've been memorizing that passage in Hebrews!! It's incredible. He is the author and the perfecter. And He is our hope. Praying for you as you start this new adventure! You will do great!! :-)

    1. God is always working, even if we can't see it. I just love the moments when we can. Like when you posted about fear even as I had this post in the works.

      I absolutely love those verses and they are almost a life motto for me. Keep my eyes on Jesus. Keep our eyes on Jesus.