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My heart held hands with anxiety

'Let go, I said, and you will be free.'

Heart poem by Words of Faith

Somewhere in between working 9-5, straining over a long writer's block, forcing to be creative and planning a wedding; I realised I was subtly growing anxious.

About the future, about right now, about what if. Until one morning I read a scripture that couldn't have come at a more perfect time. It read:

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

How could I be anxious when God had promised me this?

From then, I spoke to my heart. This is what I had to say...


My heart held hands with anxiety

And she slowly withered away.

Let go, I said.

She had fear, for holding on was all she'd ever known.

His lies both bringing forth evil and

Consoling her when it came.

See, I told you, he lied.

Now it hurts less because you saw it coming...

Hold on

to my hand, he said.

I will show you every fear

Every possibility that will not be.

Hold on, he said.

Til we become one and

I will guide your life.

Hold on, he said.

No one will see.

Hold on, he said.

Thinking over with me gives you full control.

I watched her believe his lies

and swiftly fade into his facade.

Let go

I said,

And peace will wash over every strain.


I said,

And your joy will be made full

As the impossible unveils in you instead.


I said,

And your God will take full control

Showing you how He never. Ever fails.

Let go

I said,

And you will be free.

I know letting go makes you feel alone

But I promise,

In time, you will only feel more whole.

- Faithful xoxo


This serves as a personal reminder to let go. To unhand the thoughts that are not my own. To release the clasp of fear and break the grip of every and any chain.


About the Author:

Faith Olajuyigbe Poet

Faith is a Birmingham based writer. She has a background in drama with a focus on writing poetry, blogs and more.

Through her work, she explores themes such as love, life, faith, passion and purpose. Faith is a true creative at heart and also enjoys videography and editing.

Her debut poetry book, Words of Faith, is available to purchase in store and on Amazon.


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