I knew quite well that I was my own worst enemy, but it surprised me to sleeplessness that posting my first blog entry here struck literal terror in me. Chest-tightening, heart-pounding terror. “What IS this?” I kept asking myself, over and over.
Well, I haven’t got that figured out yet, and when I do, I’ll let you know. But one thing I know for sure is that fear and faith do not occupy the same space, to quote someone I’ve enjoyed studying with in the past. And what I experienced was plain old, belly-frozen fear.
But I am the one who says I am a person of faith. I am the one who says I believe what the Bible says.
What about these?
“Be anxious for nothing…” (Philippians 4:6)
“Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
Of course, there’s much more. And at the end of Philippians 4:6-7, the promise is peace. My conclusion for today?
It’s easy to say I believe. It’s just not so easy to actually DO it.
(Coming soon: The Ice Cream Wars)