Thursday, April 7, 2011

Faith versus Fear

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I noticed it today. Before, it had gone unnoticed, quietly making itself at home in my heart. I feel I'm too late-it's set up shop, not wanting to budge.

Fear. Some may call it a feeling or emotion. I call it a living, breathing thing that is ruthless, uncaring, and feeds off of the souls of people. 

Something happens that feeds the fear. Something is said, and the fear grows.

I feel like I'm standing on the edge of a cliff looking down into a deep gorge, so deep I can't see the bottom. I'm standing on the edge of the unknown, and I'm scared.

A part of my life I have known for 5 years is soon to change. Change is scary for it brings the unknown.

I feel naked, afraid that I will be stripped of even my most deepest passion; a passion so great, it leaves me longing to do it more.

I'm on the edge of the cliff, and the only thing that can securely catch me is faith-faith in the One that brought me to this cliff.

I'm on the edge of the cliff, and the only thing that is holding me back is fear-fear that the very One that can catch me, won't.

 "What if I'm wrong, Lord?"

Faith versus fear-the battle rages.

So many thoughts swirl in my head as I'm still processing the realization of this fear, as I navigate this change so full of unknowns. I surely don't have it figured out yet.

But Jesus does!

'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 (NASB)

FAITH is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see-author unknown

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