The Fear of Risk

Gracious God,

We live in fear
of failure and
afraid that we
might say or do
the wrong thing.

Paralyzed by risk,
we simply do nothing
and remain silent.

But who am I,
blind as I am,
to judge what does
or does not fail?

Help me to trust in you,
the one who makes all things
work together for good,
for, to, and through
those who love you.