Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Nursing somewhere public in So Cal
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Oh, honey, I have SO been there with the panic attacks! I've been focusing on 2Tim 1:7 throughout this pregnancy--it was my mantra during my last birth and it really helped me. But I realized several days ago that it isn't enough to read or remember the words if I'm not taking them to heart!
I'm trying very hard to take them to heart now...to hear them not only as an encouragement (which of course they are!!) but also as a bit of an indictment.
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."
Power, love, and a sound mind....that's some mighty strong encouragement there! And the first part is the indictment....that spirit of fear isn't from God. Don't allow it to capture your mind, your thoughts, your heart. Cast it out, trample it down, and let that power & love embrace you and fill you up instead!
You are in my prayers; I hope you have a peaceful rest of the week/weekend....whether with a baby to snuggle or not!