Dec 8, 2009

Gentle reminder - HAVE NO FEAR


I had an earlier post in which I was ranting and feeling sorry for myself etc etc but decided I couldn't post it for young prying eyes.

I've been trying to ignore it by pretending it's not there hovering, so that I can regain my hold...but it just won't go away.
Fear seems to be my worst enemy. Life goes on and I think I am in control but it creeps up time and time again even when I think I have shoved it out the door. Courage where are you?
Have I ever revealed that by the Chinese zodiac calendar, I am a rabbit and my husband a tiger - I have always thought of myself as the sitting rabbit (like a 'sitting duck' if you guess my meaning), but on the other hand on the astro chart I am Leo the lion.. I hope the latter wins out.

I keep reminding myself, keep the faith, sometimes I do and sometimes it's difficult when anxiety comes along.   Then I think back to inner struggles, on all that has been accomplished and all that has passed and try to find my courage again so that I can face the new challenges that are about to come along. There are just some things I must do by myself .

Believe! .. let it go and leave it at HIS feet.. I will persevere.
My favourite prayer of late, still it's like I'm clinging to a vine so desperately tight before a thousand foot drop and only I know I am there :-
My Lord God
I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that
I think that I am following your will
does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you
does in fact please you.
And I hope that I have that desire
in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything
apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this,
you will lead me by the right road
though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always
though I may seem to be lost
and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me
and you will never leave me
to face my perils alone.
[The Road Ahead by Thomas Merton]

7 comments:

  1. I am sorry for the jitters you are going through BM. I am praying that the lion in you wins because a lion and tiger are more compatible than a rabbit and a tiger. Keep praying and gain the strength the walk journey with your head held up high....

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  2. Thank you Farila, I will keep praying.

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  3. I love this prayer.

    Most of things we fear or worry about NEVER happen. Do NOT allow satan to steal your joy.

    "the joy of the Lord is your strength." Neh. 8:10

    Blessings, hugs, and prayers, andrea

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  4. I agree with Andrea, becos I just realised I worry for nothing. The evil one at work. I too am trying to not fret over stuff. Take care.

    Bless you and kids.

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  5. Anonymous9/12/09

    I believe God gives us only what we can handle, and if we continue to ask him he will guide us.
    Be strong
    GHM

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  6. I love the prayer too. I'm still amazed He didn't wipe me out when I wanted to do the right thing but kept hurting myself. I wanted to trust but somehow kept falling back into old behaviours. I think He knows anyways and it's all a part of the process of healing.I have found He's kinder with me than I am with me. Take gentle care. Sarah

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  7. Anonymous14/12/09

    I can relate to this poem, Inner Struggles, it's almost a plea.. I know fear and I know struggles. Bless your strength BM..

    BVM

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