Thursday, January 24, 2013


You know when that feeling of unrest comes over you and you being to feel the anxious knots start to gather around you? What do you do? 

Maybe it's not so much unrest as it is restlessness, but is there really a difference between the two? I am finding that we all think we are the only ones going through such things. No one would understand what I'm going through, in fact, they will think I'm losing my mind! 

All of our fears, are not just our fears. People have been having those same fears for a long time now. People have been ignoring them and stuffing them down for a long time too. Staying busy is one of the best ways to push fear down. If I stay busy enough, I won't have time to think about being afraid! But then again, we all go to sleep, or at least try. Isn't that when our mind is the busiest, right when your trying to rest that busy body?! 

Here's a thought: Face your fear straight on. (I know that feeling, it's like something is trying to chock you from the inside of your body!) With ruthless moral honesty, and with God's grace, confront that fear, no matter how deep down it goes. Acknowledge it to yourself and to someone else. Some problems can never be solved until you confess them to others. It's the idea of bringing it out into the light. If we listen to the fear, and keep it locked deep down inside where no light can get it to, it will just grow and fester. Confess your fault one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. James 5:16 

It take courage to speak of our fears, it's exposing our underbellies, it's trusting in someone other than ourselves. Do you know what it brings about? Freedom. There really is nothing as sweet on the lips as freedom!

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