What’s going on behind our smiles?
February 22, 2023 by Amy Byrd
What happens if the test results come back positive? What if our son/daughter has a car accident? What if there’s not enough money? What if I lose my job?
“No worst case scenario thinking has ever protected me. It’s only projected the possible pain of tomorrow into my day today, and fed more fear.”
Wow. You mean to tell me that I have wasted all of my laboring over worst case scenarios when it comes to the rearing of my children, my marriage, my work, relationships, my future, wondering if we’re going to be in the bad nursing home…? This is starting to feel personal.
After receiving many phone calls in the mornings, I realize I’m not alone. I struggle with what I think I should do to solve problems and fix things. It’s like I forget that there’s a faithful God to show me the way. There are certain things that are completely out of my control. I must hand them to God. That in itself is hard. It’s hard to ask for help. I think I can handle anything. I can’t.
You are not alone. You are not alone. That’s not a typo… I just think it’s important that you hear —You Are Not Alone. Society pushes us to be “more independent” and “self-reliant” and that it’s better to take charge of our own dilemmas. But He’s God.
Still learning and growing with you, Amy