I am afraid.
There. I said it.
I said it specifically to counteract the quote you see here by Mr.
Jones. I am braver by far in admitting to my fear. Then it has far less
power over me. Fear in the dark is much bigger fear and incapable of
being overcome alone.
Left to my natural state, I can spend every
waking moment and many of the night time ones afraid. Without the truth
of God's Word, the support of my friends and family, and victories to
recall -- I am afraid.
Viewing circumstances beyond my control,
putting aside bills I have no way of paying, and dealing with pain that
changes each day and yet is ever present -- and I am afraid.
the Lord does not leave me there, and He doesn't want you there either.
He addresses the topic of fear at least 365 times in His Word, and He
offers you application after application in how to overcome and find
beauty in the victory over your fears.
Let me offer you one
nugget today. My life verse shows up here in the image to the right.
What I find to be empowering is that I am not left alone in my fear. I
have help from the One who created me. He upholds me. He gives me
strength. So, Mr. Jones, while the above quote looks fabulous on my
colored pencil background, your sentiment does nothing but leave me
alone to fight my fear. I am sticking with the one that will carry me
through the difficulty and enable me to stand at the end of it.
May the truth encourage and strengthen you today as well. The beauty in it is unmistakeable.
On His Adventure~