Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Truth

FEAR

AKA False Evidence Appearing Real

Fear can paralyze a person from doing just about everything. Years ago, I was almost to the point of being afraid to go out of the house. I was scared of everything. I knew I could not live the rest of my life that way. Thank God I had a great support system to help me through my anxieties and fears.

I am only human and because of that I still do fear things at times. I worry about a lot of nothing....and a lot of everything that is beyond my control. But step by step it is getting easier to give it over to God. One of the big things that I have struggled with from time to time is the thought of death. Not only for me but my loved ones. I know I will be in a better place, however, I would worry about how I was going to "meet my maker" so to say. Like I have control over that!

Anyway, I have been trying to tackle some subjects that have me puzzled from time to time. I have been asking God to work with me and help me gain some wisdom and understanding in areas that have been holding me back from getting closer to Him.

One thing I am aware of recently is that if I am focusing on my fears, insecurities and anxieties...I am not focusing on HIM.

WHAMMO!

I mean I knew that in my head but its taken a while for my heart to catch up. Everything that causes me to fear is really something that is truly false but appears real.

How do I conteract that? By going to the TRUTH. And you know what I am finding out?

The source of that TRUTH has never lied to me. Ever.

Yesterday while spending sometime in the glorious TRUTH I came across a verse that spoke volumes to my heart.

"Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by His death he might destroy him who holds the power to death-that is the devil- and free all those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death." Hebrews 2:14-15 (NIV)

Or as Eugene Peterson would translate:

"Since the children are made of flesh and blood, its logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the devils hold on death and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death."

There is no reason to walk around and cowering down to life. I am looking up...up to the one who gave me this beautiful life...this abundant life.

Trusting in the TRUTH with my heart while my head lets go of the fear that holds me back from enjoying the life he so graciously gave me.....

3 comments:

Danielle said...

Fear = False Evidence Appearing Real... Oh, I like that alot!!

As I read your post, I could not help but smile. Girl! It is so wonderful when you read about a sisters revelation from the Father. I'm praising Him for you that He's enlightened you and given you this new scripture verse.

Whooohoooo! Go God!

Jennifer said...

Keep standing in the Truth, girl.

Perfect love drives out fear.

Danielle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving that link! I have seen it before, but it's one of those things you can watch over and over again.

Whoever made it did it beautifully.

And thanks for your words of encouragement!!!