There's spring back in my step. Take that fear, who actually screams louder sometimes than what we are facing. For when the (almost) forgotten, that-bad migraines of my past cropped up again this week and rallied to take me down, down, down for the count, I prayed that place of living-scared would not win.
I admit my mind and heart stood (layed) there scared for a moment. That's okay. On my list of things that terrify me, it's horrible headaches.
Fears are real. But we don't have to give them power and they don't get to win.
I am not superwoman and don't ever want to be.
God is good and His strength and power is stronger. I can trust Him.
When these hard moments or seasons are over, we can look back and see what He was doing in the wilderness. And right now, all we can do is move in faith.
"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." - Isaiah 43:19
Sometimes the wilderness is unfamiliar territory. If that's the case, hold on! Hope and believe He hems you in behind and before, lays His hand upon you. I know what it is to perceive only dry wasteland. Believe the truth that the fall, even if it happens, will bring good in your life somehow.
The fall is so hard. I've been there...I've been there. I ache knowing how painful a fall is.
But I almost would not recognize the spring and jump now when I move and my voice that is full and alive again if not for the fall.
May there be a Spring (and Summer), too, for you who have known so many Falls.
From the album Fall - Jon Foreman, "Cure for the Pain"
A replay: From the album Spring and Summer
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