I love those back-up cameras in all these new cars—like the ones my grown kids drive. I, on the other hand, still crane my neck and use my side mirrors.
But those little screens can really get the adrenaline flowing. Like the time a young man started to back up and slammed on his brakes, sure he was in the midst of an alien invasion. Okay, so it was just a mosquito taking a break on the camera lens, but for a few seconds it was pure terror.
I’m undergoing tests to see if the three masses they have found already have more friends in my body.
Talk about alien invasions and pure terror.
But, wait a minute. I have a choice.
- Do I want to spend the next weeks as I wait for a diagnosis in an adrenaline-powered, fear-based super funk? No!
- Am I strong enough for this challenge? No! But I know who gives me strength.
I know I’m going to heaven, so it isn’t death I fear. Well, sure I do. No one says, “Oh, goody! Pain and death!”
But I don’t even have a diagnosis yet. And I want to stick around with my family for a while longer. I want to write more books. I want to sing more songs. I want…
So, I’m choosing faith in God’s plan, faith that God is the Great Healer, faith that God still does miracles and would do one for me.
I’m saying NO! to anxiety and fear. This is something I am practicing and utilizing day and night. I’m replacing that anxiety with:
- Psalm 46: “God is my refuge and strength, a present help in time of trouble…”
- “This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.”
- “Our God is an awesome God. He reigns over heaven and earth with wisdom, power, and love. Our God is an awesome God.”
Fear and anxiety are only monsters and alien invaders if I look at them like the blown-up reflection of the mosquito on the back-up screen.