Friday, June 19, 2015

Five Minute Friday} Fear

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
right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

"Love lifted you...
now let love lead you to lead
-Author Unknown


  1. I fear for my daughter as well. She just turned 24 and has Down syndrome. She is way too trusting and friendly for most of this world, so, poor thing, she has helicopter mom following her around all the time. But that's something I really can do. How old is your daughter? I can't even imagine raising a typical teenager in this world at this time. I'd probably still be helicopter mom and she'd tell me on a regular basis how I'm ruining her life... Seriously, though, what do you do? I'll bet you've already laid a great foundation of trust. The Isaiah verse is perfect.

  2. Mine is 15, and she acts like she's ready to leave the nest already, I just have to stay in Gods word and never cease praying for her. Praying all the time that God reminds me what it was like to be her, but the world now, is much different than the one I grew up in. I stay very involved in my kids schools so I know what to look out for and pray for on a daily basis. Ultimately she makes her own choices, sometimes I wish I could force her to always make the right choices. Then God reminds me it will take some poor choices to shape her, and that I just need to trust in Him completely.