fear not.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

It is definitely a typical Seattle day here. Rainy & stormy & dark. I actually don't mind it, to me it's kind of comforting. But that does not mean that I am not totally looking forward to next weeks vacation.

I am struggling though. Struggling with fear. We are not supposed to live in fear. However, every time I am about to fly - something just overtakes me. The enemy knows how to assail me that is for sure. I can't stop thinking about all the what ifs and my mind is bombarded with things that could go wrong.

Job 39:22
He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword.

Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

2Timothy 1:7
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

I have to cling to these promises that God gives me. I have to listen, obey, and be sanctified to be more like Jesus so I won't fear this life. I have to yield my heart, mind, and soul to the Holy Spirit so I don't give in to lies.

My mind needs to be transformed.

Transformed into trust
Transformed into thankfulness.
Transformed into laughing at the time to come.
Transformed into love.
Transformed into grace.
Transformed into _______.

What does your mind need to be transformed into?

JOB Day 21- Write down two ways that the LORD has transformed you.

If you desire to cultivate a heart of thankfulness & are willing to try it for 31 days (give or take - there is always grace here) - post a comment during any of my posts that relate to thankfulness. I will send you a gift at the end to show my thankfulness for you. If you are curious what the JOB is read my post here.



  1. Thank you for posting this Megan! I woke up this morning with a lot of fear and worry in my heart and this is exactly what I needed to hear. And I completely relate to the fear associated with flying. My dad is a pilot and whenever we flew with him I was significantly less fearful because I knew my dad was flying the plane and I trusted him. My fear significantly loses it's power when I relate that to my heavenly Dad and I can rest assured that He is in control and He is all together good and trustworthy. Praying for you.

  2. Oh Meg I am right there with you! I love you and will be praying for you. I prayed the whole time while flying and it helped a lot!

  3. Love melynda's takes trust... and
    Trust displaces fears...:)