One of the things I am learning about living life
in the midst of facing fears and anxiety,
is learning to accept…
that fear and anxiety might not always just “go away”
when I’d like them to “just go away.”
Learning to accept…
that I won’t always be swept up and “rescued” from all of the swirling chaos in my mind
in the moments
that I think I can’t handle facing any more of it.
Why does God do it this way sometimes?
Many times He doesn’t just take it all away in that moment that I cry out to Him about it.
“God, where ARE YOU right now??”
But I’m learning…
it’s HIS GOODNESS
and His love as a good Father
to teach me
how to face the things
that make me feel timid and afraid
And I’m learning to overcome and face,
being afraid of fear
being afraid of failing
being afraid of making mistakes
being afraid of doing things wrong…
while I’m learning to listen for His voice, to grab hold of His hand
in the midst of what I face.
that sometimes I’ve got to be willing to do something wrong—imperfectly…
before I can learn how to do it right.
Will I be alright, in Christ
even if I don’t do things “just right”?
Even if I mess up and make mistakes?
Ever since God started bringing Psalm 91 to light in my life a few years ago
(and bringing it to LIFE in my life)
He has started teaching me about facing the things that make me afraid,
and I’m learning
that many times I’ve got to accept that I might feel afraid for a little bit.
But guess what?
Even when I think I’m not okay.
And every so often, it’s like He changes things up a little bit when I get a little too comfortable with where I’m at.
That’s where I’m at right now.
Stepping into a brand new territory.
Brand new adventures that I never thought I needed.
But God knows exactly what I need for what’s in the path ahead.
He’s so good to prepare us,
to build within us
for what lies ahead for us to overcome
and what lies ahead for us to be(come) and grow into…
“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.”—J.R.R. Tolkien
Thank You, Father. 💝