Monday, September 22, 2014

Fathers heart

Lately I have been struggling a lot with worry.  Since passing on the title of Ms. Wheelchair America there have been several circumstances in my life that have surfaced very tender and wounded parts of my heart.  I am now in new season that requires a lot of faith.  I feel like I've been free falling and not quite sure if there is a parachute to catch me.  As I was skateboarding at the waterfront tonight I had a revelation about my circumstances.  Just as many of you can relate to this,  I have experienced words of fear and caution over my life.  I think many of us think that if we love someone then we should protect them by warning them of all the bad or dangerous things that could happen if they take risks.  The truth is that love does not speak fear. 1 John 4:18 "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."  God our Heavenly Father does not look at our future and speak fear into us to protect us. He speaks goodness, life and possibilities and then He IS our protection.  He is strong enough and big enough to protect us from all harm.  He has no fear for us because He is fully confidant in Himself and His ability to safe us.  Also, I often look at things coming up in my future and worry myself sick about all the different bad things that could happen.  A thought came to me tonight as I was gazing at the gorgeous Puget Sound.  When a lamp or flashlight lights our path we can only see what is in close proximity in front of us. Psalm 119:105 "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."  I think often times we worry about what we can't see ahead of us, and many people get stuck in the same place because they are comfortable with what they can see in front of them.  But I have realized that I am able to grow and dream and achieve so much more when I journey on towards the unknown knowing that the light of the world will remain on my path.  We always have light for today which gives us confidence that that light will be on our path tomorrow.

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