21 September 2011
The Fear of the Unknown
As humans we begin to let fear in our life when we lose control of situations. My husband is a good example. For the last ten years my husband has been in "control" of running his office and maintaining the soldiers that fall below him. He has become accustomed to fixing problems when they arise. If he cannot fix the problem, he will utilize the tools he has to come to a conclusion. He has and always will be putting soldiers first.
However, God has changed his role.
My husband is now in a unit where his mission is to focus on his health and to not to worry about anything else. This is a huge blessing not only to my husband but to our family. I am able to help my husband in many ways, and our blessings as well. My husband's transition from Afghanistan to home life seems to be going well.
Our focus for this season of our life is the health of my husband. Many tests are being done to find out the source of his pain. Each test that comes back good is another sigh of relief. However, the fear of the unknown can really take a toll on a person if they allow it. We do not know what God has in store for us. We do not know the outcome of any of this. But God does. It is up to my husband and I on how we are going to handle the outcome.
On Tuesday my husband had to receive a certain type of testing and we will not know the results until the end of this week or early next week. I know God has a plan. I am turning my eyes onto the Lord and looking for His strength and love to get me through. My husband is the same way. However, we do not the results and the fear of the unknown can begin to set in even more, and it is setting more in my husband.
During my Bible reading on Monday evening, I came across this verse:
"They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord." Psalm 112:7
I cannot begin to even explain the emotions that washed over me. I felt a sense of peace, love, and encouragement. This verse truly speaks to our situation. We need not to fear bad news; we need to trust in the Lord. Regardless of the outcome I will continue to trust in my Lord Jesus Christ and continue to love Him.
This next week I will be focusing and meditating on Psalm 112:7,
"They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord."