Whom Shall I Fear?

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalms 27:1

As a christian, so often it is easy for me to ‘talk the talk,’ but when it comes to ‘walking the walk…’  I read the news and worry.  In the stillness of the night I reflect on my children, loved ones, my life, and start to imagine worst case ‘what ifs.’  Sleep eludes me as my worry escalates to fear.

I think about my health, the disabling symptoms I live with, the realistic possibilities of my diagnosis.  My future looms with negative uncertainty instead promise and hope.  Listening to my husband’s rhythmic breathing, sickening dread squeezes my heart at the thought of losing him.  Night terrors.

Whom shall I fear?  Me…my doubt, my lack of trust, my wavering faith.  In the darkness of my focused fears, God gently reminds me that I am His.  In the comforting assurance of my salvation, I see the beacon of His light guiding me through the blackness of worry, the strength of my life.

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~ by Debbie Richardson on June 17, 2009.

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