I’m blogging over at Club31Women this week about our fear and God’s faithfulness. Here’s an excerpt:
My stomach was in knots. I felt like I was going to throw up and I could hardly breathe. My 6-year-old grandson had suddenly become ill. It turned out that his liver was failing, and he needed a liver transplant, or he would likely die. Family and friends gathered in the chapel of the hospital to cry and pray and comfort one another.
As the night wore on, we heard the rotors of a helicopter landing on the roof bringing a donor liver for our grandson. We were overwhelmed with emotions-sadness for another child who had died, deep grief for this child’s parents, and yet a flicker of hope for ours to be spared. It was a night of fear. What if he dies? What would this do to our kids, his parents?
Help us, Jesus.
During this hard night, I knew that we could lose him. But I was reminded of a deeper truth. At any time in this life, we can lose everything. I mean everything. There is only one thing we cannot lose- His presence. He has promised that He will never leave us. Ever. (Hebrews 13:5). His name is Immanuel= God with Us. He sticks to us no matter what. And one day if we have given our lives to Him, he will take us home to heaven to be with him forever. (Our grandson did recover.)
At any given moment most of us experience fear. We try to trust God but those fears-some silly and some serious- creep in again. It’s annoying and frustrating and for some can be debilitating. We fear failure, tragedy, bad things, evil people, and our list goes on.