Fear can be a powerful motivator. All of us have fears, whether rational or not. I used to be deathly afraid of spiders until one day I decided to “get over it.” I watched Arachnophobia and began researching to learn about these fascinating things that God created. Eventually, I got over it.
The Bible teaches us not to fear. Jesus Himself said to “fear not.”
Joshua 1:9 – “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage ; be not afraid , neither be thou dismayed : for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest .” (KJV)
2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (KJV)
Fear and insecurity seem to go hand-in-hand. At least with me, they do. I wrote this post today to remind myself that God is in control and I shouldn’t fear anything.
But I am unsettled at the moment.
Hallmark Man has a colonoscopy scheduled next week.
This weekend, we are going out of town (which, oddly enough, I hate). I am a homebody through and through and I like to sleep in my own bed. We are going to visit family but that still doesn’t assuage my uneasiness.
I don’t want to leave my dog–even overnight. I can’t take her because she is a neurotic mess away from home. I am wondering how she is going to do visiting at my son’s house while we are gone.
I like the comforts of MY home. My bed. Quiet, blessed serenity.
I’ve also been reading too much about government and Big Pharma control and I need a break. Mentally, I need to step back and remember that God is in control.
He will never let anything happen to us that doesn’t have a greater purpose. He has to give permission and consent for anything to happen to us. He will never leave us nor forsake us.
There. I feel better. Sometimes I just have to remind myself Who is in charge and it’s not me or the government (although they like to think they are).
God is sovereign and I trust Him alone.