Five Minute Friday – Afraid


Usually, this, up there, is the kind of stuff that makes me afraid. And so, I resort to The Funny, just like the clever answerer did above. But that Funny? It’s masking my some serious fear.
I am, at my core, very afraid. I still choose the lies that the enemy slings at me more often than I choose the Truth that could pour over me; far more often than I’d like to admit. And when I make a mistake?  Or, fail?  Then, that fear can close in like a thick dark blanket, with every intention of snuffing me out.
But just as often as I make the wrong choices, my Savior reminds me of the one right choice He made.  For me.  And you.  The one choice to give His life for my life. The one choice that will trump that lousy fear every. single. time.

“When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”

Psalm 56:3

Such simplicity in those nine words.  Placed on repeat, though, in the midst of my worst fears and darkest moments, they become just the boost of courage that I need. And a reassuring reminder that He is someone whom I safely can put my trust in. Time and time again. Oh, yes indeedy!

I’m linking arms with some of the most encouraging and inspiring writers every Friday over at Lisa-Jo Baker’s blog.  We follow a simple rule.  Write for five minutes and then stop.  We allow a one-word prompt to speak into our hearts and then we pour it out onto the page, so to speak. Intriguing, isn’t it?  If you’d like to join in, or just read along, click the button below.