last week i spoke at church about how to live when the wheels fall off your life
i wasnt just speaking theory
i was speaking from experience
right now there are major areas of my life where i feel like i’m free falling
and the potential for fear and worry is immense
the word “afraid” could be very much part of my vocab
i’m afraid i dont know how to fix the problems
i’m afraid i dont know the right things to say
i’m afraid people are going to get hurt
i’m afraid that i’ll react wrongly and add to the mess
on top of that
i’m afraid my allergies control too much of my life
and that the space they take up is space and quality taken away from my husband and children
i’m afraid the time consuming treatment i’m having this term will muck me up more than help me
but today i have a choice
to not be afraid
to be strong and courageous
to trust in God
to look at my life from His vantage point
to ask for wisdom and grace
to believe His promises and His words
Instead of letting difficulties draw me into being afraid
i choose to view them as setting the scene for God’s glorious intervention
He is my Healer
He is Wise
where does my help come from? God, the maker of heaven and earth Psalm 121
"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber." Psalm 121:1-3
today i cling to Him. i put my hope in Him. i pray.
and i am no longer afraid.
So, let’s do this thing. Let’s write.
Set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
Oh and Ahem, if you would take pity and turn off comment verification, it would make leaving some love on your post that much easier for folks!
OK, are you ready?
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