I’m in a losing battle to censor a certain emotionally charged word in my home. As fast as striking a match, this word ignites a fight-or-flight response fed by hurt, fear, and abandonment.
Many people fear this word, perhaps you are too. For me, it’s also personal, but trying to escape it is a losing battle.
What is this word that pours salt on open wounds and makes me want to hide under my blankets?
In their trademark ambivalence, a beloved, immediate family member looked the other way when I had cancer last year.
But this same beloved family member has traveled to the opposite side of the globe and is risking their life to care for strangers. They won’t tell us how to contact them, what part of China they are in, what they are doing, or how long they’ll be gone. For all I know, they may have been in the old hotel turned makeshift treatment center that collapsed and buried patients and staff last week.
I’m helpless in this surreal dynamic, so I pretend it’s not happening. And anyone that reminds me of the coronavirus faces my swift censorship.
Resting in Truth of a Trustworthy God
But a faithful God used a post from Tiffany Montgomery’s site HopeJoyinChrist.com to help me face reality by resting in Truth.
Tiffany’s post, God Will Fight for You: Be Still My Anxious Mind, reminded me to take my head out of the sand and instead look up to our faithful, trustworthy God.
Christianity does not promise an easy path, just a Trustworthy God.Tiffany Montgomery
And fear comes when we’re more focused on our problems than His promises. Whatever you fear today, Tiffany can tell you how to find peace by focusing on your walk in God’s will.
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