Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, April 09, 2015

A to Z - Fear

Its been a whirlwind of couple days.

Arrived on Monday, got all the laundry done, spending time with friends, hanging out with my daughter…  getting ready for another trip…  yikes, life is crazy…

I could have picked quite a few words that began with the letter F


But…  Fear…

According to Merriam Webster
: to be afraid of (something or someone)
: to expect or worry about (something bad or unpleasant)
: to be afraid and worried

There is something about being afraid that brings out the absolute worst in me.  I am UGLY when I am afraid.  I read that fear not or do not be afraid is mentioned like 100 times in the bible.  Clearly, God knew I wasn’t too bright and had to be reminded a lot.  

I think of all the things that can bring me further from the heart of God than fear.  It means I don’t trust Him.  Ugh.

Remember when I went to Germany last year?  One of the main reasons why I hated it was because I was afraid.  

This last trip to Haiti, fear overcame me like nothing I have ever experienced before.
You know what happens when I am afraid? I get big, I HULK up, it’s like this video

Ever notice that the Hulk when Hulked up is not very attractive?  Yeah, I’m not either.

Apparently I need to work on this.

But the good news is that God is pretty clear throughout the bible, but one of my favorite scriptures is Josh 1:1-9 and so there is no reason to be afraid.

After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

God is always working in me.  ALWAYS.  He is with me wherever I go.  ALWAYS. 

1 comment:

Sun Valley Homestead said...

THANK YOU for sharing this post. Spoke deeply to me.