Spiders, The Dark, and Elevators…Oh my!

I’m afraid of a lot of things…spiders, the dark, elevators…all silly things when you think about it. I’ve been thinking a lot about fear lately. Not spiders you find in dark elevators, “What if” fears like:
What if we receive a child we can’t handle?

What if we pass on our perfect child and mom?

What if no one picks us?

What if Jared always has to work 2 and 3 jobs to provide for our family?

What if we never get to sleep again?

That last one is a legit fear, right? The truth is, “What if” questions are really self centered questions. I’ll never say outright “What if God really doesn’t care and drops the ball on this?” but that’s kind of what I am saying when I let my heart be gripped with “What if” fears. It’s so easy to be consumed by fear that it takes a conscious decision to instead focus on God’s promises. It doesn’t come naturally, at least not for me.

Isaiah 41:10 says, “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” No matter what, if I hold tight to God’s promises, follow His leading, and trust Him, I can’t screw this up. What a relief!

Thank you for checking in on us and continuing to pray for us.
Much love,

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