I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.


your fear reveals what you value …

We were on vacation recently, sitting at the pool, soaking in the sun, not a care in the world. When I noticed a sudden formation of dark and ominous clouds quickly making their way to where we were sitting.

I feared the onset of a storm was inevitable. All the signs were there.

So what’d I do? I got the girls out of the pool, quickly packed up our things and hurried us inside because of the brewing storm.

Guess what?

The storm never came. The ominous clouds stayed put, and never touched us.

Oh how often I fear the potential storms of life … looming out there on the horizon, I can see it brewing. And I just know it’s going to hit.

I get stressed out, running around here and there taking cover.

And then. The storm never comes near.

I will say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety and protection.
You are my God and I trust you.” Psalm 91:2

I’ve been reading along with She Reads Truth … we’re doing a 35 day Soul Detox devotion. It’s been so incredibly refreshing and restoring to my weary and worn-out heart. It’s sort of back-to-basic foundational truths and I love filling my heart with these truths each morning.

Through these devotions, I’ve been challenged to ask myself, “What are some of the ‘what-ifs’ that fuel my fears?”

Fear is having faith, but it’s placing your faith in the wrong things.

Fear is placing your faith in the “what-ifs.”

Am I so focused {and fearful} of those potential storms that I’m losing sight of the One who promised good things for me? Things that won’t harm me? {Jeremiah 29:11}

If I’m running around trying to seek cover from those storms I see brewing … looming … then I’d say yes, I have in fact lost sight what’s been promised to me and the One who promised.

In order to face the what-ifs of fear, you must SEEK
GOD until He takes away your fears!

Right now you’ll find me seeking, holding fast, and calling His name. Join me?

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3 Responses to “your fear reveals what you value …”

  1. Dawn says:

    I love that psalm, thank you very sharing, I didn’t know that one.
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  2. Andrea says:

    Wow, God has used your words in a big way for me today. I am about to walk out the door to teach 25, five year olds at VBS. Yesterday, wasn’t the best day with this big group of little ones. I have worried all night about finishing the week. I love how your words have encouraged me in a huge way! I keep feeling like I am heading into a storm and want to hide, but I now will tackle this calling with the sweet reminders from His Word. Love the visual of the clouds! Thanks for blessing my heart this morning!

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