Fear. Do you ever struggle with fear? Sometimes it will hit me out of the blue. Usually it is something completely ridiculous and would never happen. But the result is the same - anxious thoughts, tightness in the chest. You get the idea.
How are we supposed to handle these emotions when they start to take over us? I turn to God's Word to guide me and direct me in what He says and not what I am feeling at the moment. "Haven't I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9) This verse reminds us that He is with us ALWAYS. There is so much comfort in knowing that the Creator of the universe cares for us and about us.
So, the next time you begin to feel overwhelmed with this life and the challenges you are facing, remember what He said. You will accomplish what He has called you to do. It may look differently than you would plan, and that's okay.
Take time each day to read His Word, pray/listen to Him and encourage a friend along the way.
Blessings to you!!! - Lottie