This week I’m going “live”, in the sense something has come up in life that is a bit frightening, and I’m going to need to remember all God has been teaching me. This week’s “live” posts are to remind to me that I’m not doing this alone, and that God is fully aware and has already paved the way for his good plan for my family.
We found out yesterday that my son with autism has developed a condition where his platelet count is dropping – two blood tests in a row. A bit of research last evening showed that some of his hefty daily concoction of meds can have this side effect, by causing his body to see his platelets as an enemy, and fight them as an invader.
I have enough medical background to know that platelets help the blood clot. If your blood doesn’t clot, you bleed. Right at this point in life, he can’t live without these meds. They help him function as normally as possible. We see a specialist this week, but already my brain and emotions want to go into full “what if” mode, mixed with a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach.
So, I’m asking those of you who follow Jesus to pray for us – for peace, calm, wisdom, and healing. I want God’s plan, and I don’t want to freak out in the middle.
This morning I read a blog post from Proverbs 31 Ministries, by Katy KcCown, entitled, “When the Road Ahead Feels Uncertain“. God’s timing is always perfect! I liked it so much, I decided to subscribe. As a gift I was sent 4 pages of Bible verses on dealing with fear! I didn’t even know these would be coming!
These verses are excerpted from the list I received entitled:
“Power Promises to Fight Fear & Anxiety”
“God, you did not give me a spirit of fear. You gave me one of power. ‘For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.’ 2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV)”
“God, you say I should not fear. You promise YOU are with me and will help me. ‘So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)”
“God, you promise YOU are greater than anything I am dealing with. ‘Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.’ I John 4:4 (KJV)”
(For the full list, you will need to subscribe to Katy’s blog,”Katy KcCown, Laugh. Live. Faith.” . The list will follow in your email inbox as her gift for subscribing.)
My plans to up-end fear today:
Choose to dwell on What Is True about God, who stands with me.
Surround myself with prayer warriors who follow Jesus.
Thank you friends for doing this with me this week.