Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fears!

Fears! Everyone has them. Some more than others. I am one of those that have a few that can absolutely cause me anxiety! I firmly believe that Satan uses these against me when I am weak. Over the years, I have gotten better about giving them to God, but there are days something will creep in my mind and it takes everything I have to lay it aside. Here are some of mine and hopefully you can relate! or just tell me you relate so it makes me feel better ;)

*the fear of not being able to protect my kids- This one at times makes me sick especially since Jagger has started school, and really this is one of the things that made me write this post. I saw something on Facebook about terrorist stuff happening in schools on 9/11. I knew I shouldn't click on this article, but of course, I did and I instantly felt sick. My heart dropped thinking something could happen to him while he is at school and I would not be there! It makes me want to cry right now. I know this is something that I have no control over and I can not live in fear, but it truly scares me. This morning and last night I have been in constant prayer that God would give me the peace that I need.

*the fear of drowning- I have panic attacks thinking about this. I can't imagine having to drown...Ok maybe I shouldn't talk about it. It makes me sick..

*the fear of snakes- yuck..I can't go there either!

*the fear of being all alone- I had a dream one time that I was all alone. I think something had happened to all of my family. I woke up from the dream crying. I do not like the thought of being alone.....

I know this is not the happiest post ever but I do think these are things that everyone goes through. I use to be terrified of the weather!! Like to the point, if a storm cloud rolled up, I would hide in the closet and cry! It was awful! I finally got over the weather thing then moved on to something else that  would upset me.....stuff I couldn't control- gas prices, war, government issues! and I am not kidding you on this. I would get myself SO worked up over gas prices going up, and many other things I had no control over. This was all things that only God could help me with. I have learned that the world we live in is going to cause fears but all we can do is give it to God. Matthew always reminds me that no matter what happens, we will be in Heaven together, so instead of worrying about the things I can't control, think about where we are going!!!
What fears do you have? Are you able to get past them quickly? How do you handle them?
Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Lots of love.

6 comments:

  1. We have always been fearful! I waste so much time with worry!!!

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    1. yes we have! I think we were born with it!

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  2. I struggle with similar fears but I cling to the fact that God is in control and is our comforter in the storms of life, God Bless :)

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    1. Penny, I think this all we can do! I am just grateful we have him to cling to!

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  3. My worst fear is frogs. I know...I know...so frivolous compared to yours and such a stupid fear to have but seriously I get MAJOR panic attacks if I even so much as see one near me.

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    1. Ashley!! I am sorry, but I was cracking up! My sister in law is also TERRIFIED of frogs! My oldest son terrorizes her with this...Isn't it amazing how people are scared of different things!?

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