Fear

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?

My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth. -Psalm 121:1-2

Ever hear someone say, “All answers to your problem can be found in the Bible”? The above verse in Psalms tells us our help comes from God. So I will assume help for anything will come from God. I think I could write several posts on this theme. Today I was starting to feel fearful. I turned to the Word:

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10

I took a lot of comfort in these words, I am starting to feel very overwhelmed with all that lays ahead of me. December will fly by with the busyness of the holidays. January is extremely full of hospital appointments and a stay just a couple of weeks before our baby is due. I am not looking forward to being that pregnant and sleeping on an air mattress at the hospital. Joel also has an MRI just days before I am due. I am starting to feel tired and uncomfortable, and wondering how I am going to pull off all of these appointments. I guess I am most worried that I ‘ll go into labor at one of Joel’s appointments. Crazy I know but if I let my mind go I can begin to get quite anxious.

“I will strengthen you and help you;” There is a lot of peace in those words for me.

We all have fears, we can entertain them and work ourselves up or we can confront them and deal with them. Sometimes, depending on the fear, there are steps you can take to deal with those fears. When it comes to fears that deal with the unknown we need to trust in the One who holds the future. I don’t know what tomorrow will hold anymore than I know what day this baby will be born and worrying about it won’t change a thing.

Anytime I start to feel overwhelmed or worried I am going to lean on those words… “So do not fear, for I am with you;… I will strengthen you and help you;”

Trusting…

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