Friday, July 12, 2013

Fear


I put one foot infront of the other as I was climbing this set of stairs that seemed to have no end. It was a lot like what I imagine hell to be like: just a continual flight of stairs that constantlly has you thinking you're almost there, but you're not.
Reaching the top of the stairs was an accomplishment and my thighs, calves and lungs all seemed to scream, "You're not a teenager anymore!" It was then that the reality hit me that I wasn't able to take the stairs back down and that there was only one way of getting down.
Very slowly I sat myselef down onto the plastic slide that soared 120 feet over Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach waterpark. I was the next person dumb brave enough to attempt a waterslide that shoots riders down at 60 miles per hour...yep...pure stupidity.
I say all of these because in that moment of sitting on the edge I was scared out of my mind. I had watched time after time as individuals disappeared over the edge. My common sense told me that they survived, but my imagination told me they had fallen to what I could only assume was a pretty wet and fast death.
There are times in our lives where we're scared. Where we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel to a situation or circumstance in our life. It is in those moments sometimes that we just need to close our eyes and power on. To not look at the mountain of stairs ahead of us and keep putting one foot infront of the other until we reach the top. It is when we reach the top that we need to remember that God has brought us this far and he'll be with us as we push off and take the leap of faith over the edge.

Lately the verses below have been my source of strength:

"When I am afraid, I will trust in you." - Psalm 56:3
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of Godthat is in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:38-39

"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." - Psalm 20:7


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