For Those Who Feel Afraid Right Now

Mar 21, 2020

 

A Conversation about Fear

 

Me: Okay, God, here’s the thing. I’m scared. I’m trying not to be, but I am.

God: I know. Want to talk about it?

Me: Do we need to? I mean, you already know.

God: Let’s talk about it anyway… We’ve done this before.

Me: I know, I just feel like I should be bigger or stronger of something by now.

God: *waiting patiently, unhurried, undistracted, never annoyed.

Me: Okay. So, I’m afraid I’ll do everything I can to protect my family and it won’t be enough. I’m afraid of someone I love dying. I’m afraid the world won’t go back to what it was before. I’m afraid my life is always going to feel a little bit unsettled.

God: Anything else?

Me: EVERYTHING ELSE.

God: Remember how Jaxton woke up the other night and came running down the hall to your bedroom?

Me: Yes.

God: You were still awake, so when you heard him running, you started calling out to him before he even got to you… remember? Do you remember what you called out to him?

Me: I said, “You’re okay! You’re okay! You’re okay!”

God: Why did you call to him? Why didn’t you just wait for him to get to your room?

Me: Because I wanted him to know that I was awake, and I heard him, and he didn’t have to be afraid until he reached the end of the dark hallway.

God: Exactly. I hear you, daughter. I hear your thoughts racing like feet down the dark hallway. There’s an other side to all of this. I’m there already. I’ve seen the end of it. And I want you to know right here as you walk through it all, you’re okay. I haven’t gone to sleep, and I won’t.

Me: *crying. Can we sit together awhile? Can we just sit here a minute before I go back to facing it all?

God: There’s nothing I’d love more.

40 Comments

  1. 😍😢

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    • Thank you….promising thoughts.

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      • Thank you!

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    • Thank you so much for this!

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    • Thanks for sharing.!!! I needed this

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    • So beautiful and so true!!

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  2. Thank you

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    • Thank you so much for sharing this! I try so hard to hear what God is saying to me.

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    • Becky Thompson, you are the author for this conversation? It is all over Facebook without any credit to an author. I would love to give credit where credit is due.

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      • Hi Angela. I am the author. Thank you for searching for a way to give credit to the original source. I appreciate you.

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  3. Wow! Amazing!! Thanks so much!!!

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    • Glory be to God, his son and the Holy Ghost

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  4. I wish I could him this clearly and concisely

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  5. Brought tears to my eyes. I know He is there and I know He will be there after all of this is over to help us pick it back up. God is good all the time all the time God is good!

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    • I needed this I’ve had a restless night and just know someone else was understanding how I was feeling..thank you

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  6. 🙏❤️🙏❤️Thank you!

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    • Made me sob. I have a lot bottled up inside. Needed the cry. Tonight I also needed to hear someone else speak soothing words. Sometimes as Mom I feel so alone trying to hold space for everyone else’s emotions that there’s nowhere for mine to go. You put my prayer into words for me. Thank you.

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  7. Thank you GOD for always being with me

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    • Thank you

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    • This is so beautiful! This is exactly what I needed to hear

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  8. Wow. This just spoke directly to my heart. I needed this today so so much. Thank you.

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  9. Amen thank you lord for always being by my side..

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  10. Omg this made me want to cry my eyes watered up cause this is scary

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  11. That is beautiful. It is almost the same kind of dialogue I have with Him, on a daily basis! You are a wonderful writer!

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  12. So perfect. Now I can sleep peacefully tonight because of this reminder. You are my favorite author and I’m so thankful for your God Given Words.

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  13. I wish I could hug you and thank you for all the nights you have helped settle my mind and soothe my soul by reminding me that God hears us, He is here and always will be. Thank you.

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  14. This is what I needed at this exact moment. Thank you!

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  15. Thank you for this post! It did calm my soul for a while! Thank you God for never leaving me! And God, please take care of those who gave forgotten you! Amen!

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  16. Incredible. Your message is spot on. Thank you for your honest, loving approach to life and living. Your words made my heart a little bit more. ❤🙏

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  17. Thank you for this!!! I needed it so very much right now. ❤️

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  18. This hit me hard. Thank you

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  19. No matter how tough or strong I think I am or want to be,,I need Jesus..thank you Father for always being my anchor.

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  20. Wow. Crying but feel a peace. God is here now and will be here the whole time. I’m reminded He knew this before and He knows it will end.

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  21. This made me cry. I’m feeling the same exact way and definitely what I needed to hear.

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  22. That brought joy and comfort to my heart

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  23. Thanks so much for this. It really touched my heart. God bless.

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  24. Becky, thank you for verbalizing how we are feeling right now. We are living in scary times. God is using you in a mighty way! God bless you and your family!

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  25. I needed to hear this now more than ever. Thank you. Please continue to be a light in so many lives.

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  26. We are all afraid, not for ourselves, but for our loved ones. I know in my heart that God has this, but I pray that it will be over soon, and we will be safe again.

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  27. Is there anyway that I could print this to send with notes I am sending to different folks from our church? Thanking you in advance. This was wonderful.

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