• Taylor

Fear: everything I've learned from it.

Fear, an emotion that has become too familiar to me. It can come in waves whether that is during the day or throughout the night. My thoughts begin to race and my heart begins to beat as if it will burst outside of my chest. Sometimes it feels like I forget to breathe when it comes crashing over me. I am learning that it does not have to be this way. I don't have to carry this on my own. There is someone greater and bigger than all of my fears combined, His name is Jesus.

Whenever fear creeps in, my thoughts begin to feel overwhelming. Sometimes it makes me feel like my mind is a scary place to be. The noise feels so loud if I don't find a minute to breathe. At times I tend to ask myself, if Jesus lives in me why am I feeling this way?

Reflecting on this showed me how fear can be a reflection of control. Time and time again I’ve had to surrender it to the Lord because on my own it’s too heavy to carry. Doing just that has brought so much peace into my life when I remember I don’t have to carry it on my own.

2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

Go back and read that and then read it again.

God has been reminding me to surrender and trust in Him for any moment my life may hold. When I don't, I let fear slip in and forget that I don't have to feel this way. I know it's easier said than done, but speak that truth over yourself until you believe it, friend. You deserve to live a life that is full of joy and peace!

“And when she let go of control, she stepped into a realm of joy & peace that led her exactly where she needed to be.” ✨✨✨ --Jenessa Wait

When I remember those words that I am not in control, a weight gets lifted from my shoulders. Do I still get nervous about what the future / life may hold? Yes. But I know that sweet Jesus has the best in store for me and you. Knowing that He knows better than me gives me so much peace. I pray and hope you find that same peace in your life.

Ps. here are some songs that I listen to during those hard moments:

» Whole heart (Hold Me Now) by Hillsong United

» Tremble by Mosaic

» It is Well by Bethel Music

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