What is Life Without Panic?

Do you think of yourself as courageous?  Do you forge ahead through life without abandon, no matter what’s happening around you?  Or, do you sometimes panic?  What terrifies you?

It’s hard to be strong every day, especially when life gets hard.  Ugly days come all too often.  Amen?

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I promise, y’all.  I was at this point in writing this post, when HH came in the door with the mail.  In it was a card from a dear 2 a.m. friend, D. She is one of my friends I’d call for help, even at 2 a.m.

She shared the lyrics to this song in her card, so of course I cried and went straight to YouTube to find it.  I had to share it with you.  God sent it, special delivery, at just the perfect moment.  He is awesome – every day!

Only one day before receiving the card from D, another 2 a.m. friend (G) and I discussed this next verse by phone.  How it gives us confidence that we WILL see His goodness in all our life situations (good, bad, or ugly) while we are living.  And, how we pray we’ll see His goodness in the lives of our family members soon!

Yet I am confident that I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. (Psalm 27:13)

Can I hear another Amen?  We stand on His promises.  And, He is faithful.

In the verse following, God gives us more confidence.  (You’ve most likely seen it before.)

Wait patiently for the Lord.  Be brave and courageous.  Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. (Psalm 27:14)

I hope that song and God’s Word encourage you as much as they do me.  And…I stand in awe of His presence…His mercy…His perfect timing…every day.

Isn’t it nice to know our Lord goes with us and will never forsake us?  During times of a trial, what’s your go-to verse?

Blessings~

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  1. Patricia says

    Amen and thank you. Just what we need to know in the present times. HE has not forsaken our country and HE will heal us.

  2. robin says

    I wouldn’t call myself courageous. But I was blessed with a tremendous amount of perseverance! One of my go to verses is “….but with God all things are possible” Matthew 19:26

    I’ve seen Him do too much to just throw my hands up and give up. I have had moments of panic. Only because I was in a situation where I didn’t know what to do…..like the car accident …..and my teen was freaking out. He calmed me down enough to calm her some. Call 911. Call my husband. Call my parents. But he surely was with us……and still is every moment.

    He removed cancer cells from my body on more than one occasion. My pap smear came back with cancer cells present. My cervix looked strange. They were going to scrape my cervix. I found out I was pregnant with my 1st child. They decided to do the procedure when I was 6 months pregnant so that in case I went into labor the baby had a better chance at survival. At the last minute the doc said, “Let me do another pap smear.” That was not his normal procedure….and my previous tests were not disputed. …there had been a big problem. Not ONE cancer cell was present this time! The doc had no explanation except it was a miracle. God healed me and BOY was I appreciative!!!

    My 1st mammogram at age 36 showed some oddities. They took about 11 more pictures. They were very concerned. They told me to come back in a month and they would do it again. I went home VERY upset. My grandmother died from breast cancer at age 58 after having each breast removed (2 surgeries…it had spread). She suffered horribly from the chemo back in 1979. The cancer spread to her spine. My daughter’s father came back a few days after and said,” You are not ever going to have breast cancer.” Most people would think that is nuts. But I know his past….he has great faith. God used him to lay hands on people and pray. And their cancer disappeared. So all I said was, “OK.” And that was it. And when I went back…….no lumps at all. And I have never given it a 2nd thought. Every mammogram is normal.

    He has done so much for me….no panic here. Maybe just a little gasp here and there. But no panic. He has a plan for me and has told me…so no matter HOW MANY TIMES the devil tries to take me out…..it ain’t gonna happen! That doesn’t mean I won’t have trials…..like a car accident (Oct 2015) and health issues on top of health issues….they are all temporary and I look at it as testing.

    A young girl said to me, “My mom always says that the devil attacks hardest right before the victory”….
    AMEN! So that is exactly as I see it…..I am getting ready for a BIG promotion.
    So as my hubby says, “It’s all good.”

    So the sink broke and can’t be repaired while trying to unscrew the spigot to replace the washer to fix the dripping sink. So we had to spend $50+ for a faucet and stuff…and have endless ag trying to hook it up….parts don’t fit the pipe right…..leaking, leaking, leaking. Day after day…still not right. So we have to wash our hands in the tub. So that $50+ was half my food money for the week…..

    And on and on it goes. We just laugh.

    God’s got this.