My faith tells me not to fear, but my human nature has to battle that fear often...fear of the unknown.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.~ Joshua 1:9
My faith tells me to put everything in His hands, the Great Physician.
love the Lord, for He heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. ~
My faith tells me to be strong, my body is yelling"uncle". It is getting weaker.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest~ Matthew 1 1:28
How do I trust in my Faith, in my God? How do I NOT fear? I truly turn it over to Him, for there is nothing I can do on my own.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6
Reaching that place where you can put all your faith in whatever the outcome is, has been the hardest thing I have ever had to do. And, yet, the fear creeps back in, over and over.
Because He himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. ~ Hebrews 2:18
There remains a peace in that trust and in that faith that I can barely describe, and there is also a fear so deep and huge, I can also hardly describe.
When in those times of fear, I reach for God and ask for His comfort, for His peace, to take my fear away.
He always does, sometimes quickly, sometimes not. But He always does.Be still and know that I am God~ Psalm 46:10
I do not know how I would get through this...15 years, 6 diagnosis and everything that has come with it. How would I get through this without my God? Without my Faith? I imagine it would be Fear.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.~ Isaiah 41:10