Fear Not

14 09 2008

I hate being a parent! Not for the reasons you may think, but for all the fear that comes with being responsible for these little lives. Life was so darn easy before these kids came into my life!! I could sleep. All I had to think about was if I was going to get to the gym or what we would do that weekend. Well, I’m sure I had more to think about, but these are what I’m imagining I thought about. Who can remember that far back, right? Cut me some slack, I don’t sleep remember?

I guess I was born with that no fear gene. I never really had much to worry about, but having kids sure changed that! All I know now is since being a parent, I’ve had so much fear I never knew could exsist. Even the smallest thing like one of them running near a pointed edge coffee table can cause me to stress out! I remember, after my son came home from the hospital, telling my mom that this whole worrying thing stunk! 

My pastor is doing a series about fear at church and it’s so what I needed right now. I thought I would share with all of you out there who might be struggling with some kind of worry or fear. It’s called Know God, No Fear. I think this is something many of us forget during our everyday struggles of work, family life, teaching our children and the endless loads of laundry. 

You can listen to any of Pastor George’s sermons via internet on his Pod Casts. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the “Fear” series. The latest one about fear of the future will appear soon. 

I’ll leave you with these verses:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way.” Proverbs 3:5-6 

“When you go through deep waters and great trouble. I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up… for I am the Lord you God.”  Is. 43: 2-3 

 

Ramblings:

  • We had a fun slumber party this weekend. Come back to see the fun! I am going to hammer down and get some work done, so I might be late with posts on Monday. I’ll be back soon though.
  • I have been working on the cutest (I think) new FREE download. Check back soon to get it!!
  • Picked up some great Halloween decorations that I can’t wait to tell you about!!
  • My husband just walked by. It’s sad when you get old and actually enjoy the smell of BenGay! ha.

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6 responses

14 09 2008
Brandi

You’re totally right…I have never worried so much about anything like the way I obsess over my son`s well being. The smallest noise and both my husband run to make sure he`s alright. Too funny, but I told my parents after having him that I now understand why they acted the way they did. Non-stop worrying all the time.

15 09 2008
Courtney @ Nesting Instincts

Amen to that! I have a lot in common with you, too. Was never a worrier but now that I’m a mom – yikes! (And I would add to that…constantly feel guilty, too – like I’m not doing it well enough!) Anyway. Thanks for a great post. I came over from Hooked on Houses and I’ve enjoyed reading your blog! Btw, is there any chance I could borrow your Twitter button (and give you credit of course)? I just signed up on Twitter (no idea what I’m doing) but I want to give my readers and way to follow me. Let me know what you think!

15 09 2008
minnesotamom

Mom told me that I would worry more as a mother. It’s true, unfortunately. I still don’t worry nearly as much as SHE did/does, but it’s more than I used to…

15 09 2008
Ruth Ann in East Texas

Hello my Texas friend!!

Has been a while. Thank you so much for these verses. We have not been at church for the last couple of weeks. I miss it so…it seems to be the “tie that binds”…truly it brings us closer together as a couple and a family. I will check out this “fear” thing; it should be interesting.

Love the pics of you and the boys. How cute! It’s 5 and time to get outta this place. HOORAY! (Wishin’ my life away).

Have missed ya…we have been struggling with evacuees and command centers here at the city. where did last week go???

Hope to talk to ya soon.

God bless you always, Ruth Ann

15 09 2008
The Arthur Clan

You are so right about the worry thing Amy…and I personally think that moms are hit with it harder than the dads are (that’s the way it is in my household at least.) I can work myself into tears at night when I’m laying in bed thinking about what *could* happen to one of my kiddos and hubby is just laying there snoozing away.

Thank God for the scriptures He has given us to help us deal with our worries. And thank you for sharing them today.

Angie in OH

16 09 2008
Jenn

My children will definitely cause me die of stress. My son ran away this morning (was fetched by dad) and I will be haunted by that for a long time.

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