Fearing My Future
Sometimes when I think about all that I’ve been through, I feel a twinge of fear for the future. If I’ve survived all this by the age of 29, what other obstacles lie ahead? Difficulties getting pregnant? Cancer? Losing my husband or a child?
I watched a Dr. Phil episode a few years ago when he said, “The best predictor of the future is the past.” Granted, if I recall correctly, he was referring more to predicting a person’s behavior; however, Satan has used this quote repeatedly to smite fear within me. If I’m not careful, anxiety can easily rule in my mind and my heart.
I was challenged recently when I was reading about the Proverbs 31 Woman, particularly verse 25. “She is clothed with strength and dignity. She laughs at the days to come.”
If this is a woman I am to model my life after, then I, too, should be able to laugh at the days ahead, not shudder in fear of them. I want to be so confident in my God that no matter what Satan may bring my way, I KNOW that God is going to get me through it.
All that being said, I don’t have to fear my future, and it’s a beautiful thing.
“Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” -Matthew 6:34