Saturday, May 11, 2013

The time I almost got attacked by a shark

Sometimes people can be so insensitive.  Seriously.  I don't usually talk about my specific fear even with people that I am really close to because they make light of it.  It is something that started toward the end of high school and has gotten worse ever since.  I get responses such as, "If everyone else can go through it, so can you." or they then go into graphic detail about my fear.  I mean honestly, if I am going to share something with you, don't go and make fun of me about it.  I know it is irrational, but if realizing that it was irrational was the key to solving this fear, I would be over it by now.

I bring this topic up because I wish to not only implore you to extend tact to those who let you in on their fear, but also to remind you, that even when your friends make fun of you, the Lord is the one you should be going these concerns to.

I have consciously been trying to take my specific fear to the Lord for over a year now.  The Lord has been so faithful and good!  My Bible Study Fellowship leader has told us to find a verse and to cling to that verse when we feel like the fear is surrounding us.  I wanted to share it with you.  Most of us usually have fear, and Satan is so good about making me fall into that pit.

"Do not fear for I am with you;
Do not look anxiously about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

What is your fear?  Have you been taking it captive to the Lord?  What verse do you cling to in times of weakness?


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