I could be scared. (And sometimes I am.)
My hubby and I are seriously contemplating moving, again. I say again, because this is a frequent topic in our lives in general. We are always thinking about moving somewhere, and to say that I look forward to the day we have landed in that perfect spot and can just stay without thinking about having to move anymore…well, is an understatement. I will welcome that day with joy, open arms, and a sigh of relief heard round the world. 😉 On the other hand, it is fun to look at tons of new houses and think about what it would be like to live there. So like I said, I could be scared. Scared about having to keep the house clean (in order to sell it) with two messy boys and a brand new infant. Scared about possibly leaving family and friends behind (but not too far behind.) Scared about starting a life in a new town. Scared about staying here and becoming stagnant. But I’m not. Thankfully, I’m figuring out how to lay these worries at Jesus’ feet and let go of the fear and the worry. And I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, and because I’ve experienced it for myself, that He will certainly take care of me, and my family, and He has our best in mind.
I was discussing all these fears with my mom, who recently has had more fear to deal with than I hope I will ever encounter, and she gave me several uplifting verses to read. So thank you, Mom, for sharing those with me. And thank you, God, for giving us the Bible to read. Without these things, especially God, I’d certainly be lost.
And here they are, if you’d like to read them yourself, if you are going through a time of trouble or dealing with fear and doubt and worry, here they are:
1 Peter 5:7
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
1 John 5:4 & 14-15
2 Corinthians 1:8-10
2 Thessalonians 3:3
I believe my mom writes all of these down on little 3×5 cards and carries them around with her. A good idea, indeed.