Monday, April 19, 2010

Facing My Fear

Quick post:

Went for my walk; to face my giants. I never saw a snake; thankfully... but walked where the one had struck at me. Must admit; I felt queasy... -- no;- totally sick to my stomach was more like it. God With Us, in my ears. ;)

I really hate to admit how afraid I truly felt. But I made it, and tried to ignore my feelings. I walked to the very spot where it struck. When I got to the pond, I walked around it, with that gruesome scene from Lonesome Dove on my mind. Then something zoomed by, and it dawned on me what it was: my first dragonfly of the year! If that weren't enough, then I saw another, then another,... and still more!

"When you see a dragonfly, know I love you and I'm all around you," she said.
In an instant my queasiness stopped.

"For He shall give His angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways." Psalm 91:11

God's good.
Fear NOT.




one had struck you really?? a bite?? ugh..
glad today was alright and the dragonfly came to make you feel safe(:) little things like that are so memorable aren't they~
I think if a person is aware of all around them they notice so many wonderful things-with a hidden meaning(:)

katie said...

Your faith is amazing and I love hearing you tell how much you love the Lord.

Yolanda said...

Recognizing Him in the small, as well as the huge.


Harley Mom said...

I find myself pointing out dragonflies to the kids whenever I see them. They are wonderous. Amazing creatures. Love them!

Lea said...

I guess I wasn't very clear... it "struck" me but didn't get me. THANK GOD. THANK GOD!!!!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! I am so afraid of snakes and I am so proud of you for tackling your fear - returning to the very spot! What keeps running through my head is "perfect love casts out all fear" and that is what He did!!!

Blessings to you my friend,

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh, sweet Lea... what a wonderful post!! In the midst of your fears, the Lord sent you dragonfly kisses from your mama! Isn't he wonderful?

Anonymous said...

You are so brave and your faith is incredible~don't know if I would be that brave but we do have a GREAT BIG GOD watching over us don't we?!!
I am terrified of snakes~so scary!