I have the tendency to fear the worst sometimes. I fear my daughter isn't hanging out with people who are encouraging her for the good, I fear she is too shy to plug herself into a group that does. Looking back, I was the same way, hanging out with the crowds that seemed as if I didn't have to really get to know them, but instead just be apart of whatever it was they were doing, good or bad. That made me feel accepted, and it was the easy kind of acceptance.
There were definitely those who looked like they had it all together, morally, academically, & athletically- I had a fear of this group, in actuality it was a fear of myself not being able to measure up, and somehow thinking I'd never have it together- so instead I ended up with "so called" friendships that didn't last into my adulthood.
If only I believed in myself more, If only then I trusted God the way my parents taught me to,
I would have seen sooner than later that I was worthy of living the life I desired all along.
This fear for my daughter is the same fear I had then in myself, thank you Lord for making all things beautiful, and showing me this very morning I have the refreshing choice to trust in you in my sweet girls precious life.
Trust that I don't need to Fear for you are with us, (Isiah 41:10) and trust that you will reveal yourself in all the ways that encourage her to believe in herself, by trusting you more and more, with every passing day.
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous
"Love lifted you...
now let love lead you to lead