Everyone has fears, right? Fears of not passing the test, getting the right job, changing churches or getting sick. Then you become a parent and it seems as if your fears multiply in numbers you never knew possible.
For me, as soon as I learned of my first pregnancy, my fears shifted away from myself and on to my unborn child. From there, it escalated to being afraid of my child getting terminally ill, afraid of my child not growing at a “normal” rate, afraid of not making the right discipline choices and mostly afraid of not being my best for them every day. Let’s face it, motherhood can bring out the best and sometimes worst in all of us. My children bring me an immense amount of joy, but I also can easily get overwhelmed too.
But here is the truth of His word…Just like love is a choice, so is fear, worry, trust and doubt. We choose these feelings and if we’re not careful, they will devour our mindset. In 2 Corinthians 1:10, we learn, “From such terrible dangers of death he saved us, and will save us; and we have placed our hope in him that he will save us again.”
No matter what is going on in our daily lives, He is working for our good. Always. This doesn’t mean that everything that happens to us is going to be good. We are going to have hard, bad, just plain awful days, but God promises us that everything is working together for good.
If we give into our fears, we lose hope. Our fears show our untrust for God and His plan. Replace your daily fears with trust in God.
It’s easy to let these fears and worrisome thoughts engulf our thoughts, but I encourage you to trust Him and trust His plan. Thank Him for entrusting you to be the right parent for your children. They are a reward, a gift to you and ultimately His. Trust in Him and let go of your fears. God will begin to help you learn to trust and overcome fear.