Laugh without Fear

This is something I’ve had to truly get from my mind to my heart. We sing the hymn, and say this to ourselves over and over but do we really believe it?

Things happen in our lives, sometimes not so good things. People get sick, family members pass away, we lose our jobs, marriages fall apart and so on. Life happens. As I have stated before in previous posts I have experienced loss and grief. And from loss and greif came anxiety and fear. I would have anxiety about the fact of not knowing what was going to happen next in life with my kids or myself. Some days it would be all I thought about. The worst case scenario played out in my mind. I was gripped with fear. The enemy was successful at playing these things over and over in my mind. He knew exactly what would throw me off track.

One morning at church a song was sang, it was about a man who ultimately ended up losing everything; his business, finances,his family, everything. And he still managed to say, “It is Well.” How??? This song was sang so beautifully that morning and I broke emotionally. God was speaking to me in that moment. I have heard that song many times before, but that morning the Holy Spirit knew what I needed. For so long I have been thinking about “what if’s” in my life and it wasn’t doing me any good. That morning I came to a point where I had to say whatever my lot in life, It is Well. I came to a point of complete trust and surendering of those feelings and thoughts to the Lord. There at the alter is where I left anxiety and fear, and picked up the peace of God!

I am leaving with you a gift- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid” -John 14:27

Are these things hard to think about? Yes! Death, financial struggle, divorce, a bad diagnosis, all of things are unthinkable, but I know I have a God who is bigger than all of this! Waking up worrying everyday is not how I wanted to live my life. And it didn’t add another moment to it. John 14 states that God has left a gift for us and that is His peace. Not only that, we have to remember God is the creator of ALL things, including you and me. He put your life in motion. He formed you in your mother womb. So all that you go through (even the negative) is not a surprise to him. As we go through the bad, God has already put into motion what will get you through and how it will happen. We just have to be humble enough to express these feelings, let Him take it, and leave it in His hands. God does not desire for us to live in this emotional bondage. We can not be used by Him if we bare these feelings. We know fear is a liar and both the spirit fear and anxiety have to bow in Jesus name!

I pray all who read this received something. I pray you all remember and recognize that God has not given a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. 2Timothy 1:7. Repeat this scripture when anxiety or fear arise, because  Bible tells us when we pray God’s word, the enemy will flee. So laugh without fear of the future (Proverbs 31:25) God is already there. Praying for all of you!

 

Love and Blessings,

Vanessa

 

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