There is no fear in Love, if the Love is real and perfect
it overshadows all fears and Concern.
The past few weeks, life has taken me by force from surprise party planning, foster care interviews, multiple vet visits, guest room prepping for visitors, general new move house stuff, emotional foster case meetings, and spending a fun, unexpected week with my parents in town on top of all the other day-to-day living stuff.
And somehow, even when I am sitting still, my mind races at a hundred miles a minute screaming at my body and soul to be productive or to make more lists. I feign relaxation on the outside in hopes of tricking my being into believing that it is actually resting.
I know my soul needs to breathe. I feel the words fill me up to the brim, bursting my insides with their heaviness and importance. Yet I cannot seem to find the right valve to release the inner battle that my soul undertakes minute to minute to find the much needed relief.
So I take a deep breath, inhaling in and exhaling out with calculated purpose, reminding myself that this body can only endure so much until it bursts and then I read these words by Emily P. Freeman....
Am I listening to the Voice of Fear or the Voice of Love?
She calls it the one simple question that changes everything.
And for me.
That is the truth.
Whenever the anxiety and pressures threaten to consume and overtake me, I asked myself, "What voice are you listening to?" And somehow, simply in the question itself, I find peace, knowing that His Love will guide me every step of the way.
It sounds so simple.
You might even me thinking, "I know this. I have heard it before."
But somehow LIFE butts in and we forget.
At least I do.
And I need a reminder that HIS perfect love casts out all fear.
And His love is ALWAYS perfect.
And His grace captivates every fear.
And just maybe you need to remember too...
We love Him because He first loved us...
I John 4:19
May your heart find a home today in His love that storms the fortress
and His peace that commands the oceans.