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From Fearful to Hopeful.

When tucking my three year old in, I had a hectic day and read him three books, but forgot his prayer. He called me back into his room and asked me for a prayer and very sweetly said, "Pray the thunder will go away." We are under a tornado watch, flash flood warning, and thunderstorm warning and to put it lightly my little boy does not care for thunder, in fact he screams, cries, and panics. I try to comfort him, but while comforting him tonight I realized that at times of fear or discomfort I react alike to my three year old. More days now than before do I feel shattered by worry and fear. I am pregnant with our second child and I am often a control freak and have my thoughts about all faith on the table towards God, it is one of my terrible human faults. I realized when trying to calm him that inside I was just as afraid and freaking out during the storm, and the words to the song "Angel Armies" by Chris Tomlin popped in my head. "I know who goes before me, I know who stands behind, the God of angel armies, is always by my side, the one who reigns forever, he is a friend of mine, the God of angel armies, is ALWAYS by my side." I know what your wondering, "What does this have to do with a thunderstorm?" These words I think can be used in absolutely any scenerio, they speak so much about having faith and knowing that in times of darkness that God is with every step of the way. On a good day, where there are no storms, thunder, or lightning, it's easy to remind yourself to rely on to be strong enough for the both of you, but in the times where storms come into the picture, "Do you know that the hand of God is over you?" There is a lot in this life that I am afraid of, that makes me shake, and that can make me low on faith and one of these things is storms, but God often judges us most when we battle the storms of this life. So tonight, I sang that song to my little boy and reminded myself that I am a strong woman of God who needs to keep faith even when it rains. I try to stay strong for my son as best that I can, but I know that I still have my hard times and I also know that I should fear nothing because God is by side and will hold me up through hard times and keep me under his wings. But I also know that the storm is still going strong and will be all night and I will now go to sleep having a much more fearless attitude. But before I do, I will say that friends, if your going through any storm in life, whether it is literally a storm or one in your mind, body, or soul you are never alone. There is always someone there and he can make you a lot less fearful and a lot more HOPEFUL. He will give you hope that all is okay and that every storms runs out of rain and eventually the sun will come out for you again. 

"Let us pray not to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless when facing them."

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Amanda McKee on Saturday, June 1, 2013 7:54 AM
Love it...perfectly.said!
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