1 Corinthians · 2 Timothy

Phobias 

Good Monday! 

I have had a whirlwind weekend which started Friday. I opened my laptop to find a folder blinking with a question mark in the middle. I was struck with fear. I feared that I wouldn’t be able to get my documents back necessary to complete my dissertation. I was afraid that I would have to start all over again. I was afraid of not being able to finish by my goal which is May 2017. I was struck with fear. Now, I would typically spiral into negativity and forget that I serve an awesome God! Instead I took a deep breath, prayed for peace and I knew in that instant “God would not give me more than I could bear”(1 Corinthians 10:13)

 I sprang into action, first calling my husband because he is a computer guru, I couldn’t get ahold of him, but I remained calm and fearless. I then called Apple and we attempted some troubleshooting before confirming my hard drive was dead, still I did not fear. I didn’t panic but remembered scripture. When my husband came home we talked and he confirmed what the Apple care person told me. Through all of that I remembered my paper could potentially be saved on the infamous ICloud, but of course I could not figure out how to get to or find the cloud. So my husband walked me through it and Praise God it was there y’all! Every document I needed was there!! I was relieved and I was so happy that I hadn’t given into fear. Although I’m using my phone to post this, I know my computer will be fixed soon and the Lord will help me reach my goal. I know fear can easily take over, but I challenge you to remember 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. I pray you walk in power, love and peace this week. 

Lord thank you for your love. Thank you for reassuring me that I only need to fear you. Help me to continue to listen and trust that you’ll never give me more than I can bear. Amen.

-Teara 

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