Friday, January 11, 2013

Fearing the Flu

   Whenever I have listened to the news this week, I have become afraid when they talk about the flu epidemic in our country. I'm afraid my husband and I might get it. I'm afraid my chidlren and precious grandchildren might come down with it.
    It's scary because it's out of my control. There's nothing I can do about it. I have to trust God. There was a time when irrational fear dominated my thinking. One bad thought would sneak in and grow until before I knew it, I was sliding down into that familiar downward spiral of depression and despair.
   But Jesus has changed me. I'm in a better place now. I can pray. I can trust. I can give the situation to God. I can turn my back on irrational fear and not allow it to get a foothold. I can choose to live in the moments of each day. I can choose joy.
   "But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. I praise God for what He has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?", Psalm 56:3-4. NLT
   "Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you", IPeter 5:7.
   "I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,"Do not fear. I will help you", Isaiah 41:13.


  1. Let us put our fears in His hands. Every day. He is our Helper.

  2. Hi Peggy,
    I have been praying the Lord keep my family from getting this...But God will get us all through whatever need to fear! I am so proud of how far you have come in your faith...God bless you and your precious family~Lisa

  3. Being afraid is one thing but letting it grow out of control is another. I try to pull myself up quickly when I become fearful and pray about it.

  4. News can be informative but most of the time, always instill fear...May our hearts listen to His truth...The Good News...That wipes away any fear. God bless and praying all is well with you and your family.

  5. Hi Peggy,
    Worry and fear is something I also have battled with, and still battling with. For me, my fear is money in my retirement accounts. Will the economy collapse and my retirement be wiped out? Thanks be to Jesus, I am growing in this area though.
    Thank you for sharing and God bless,

  6. I can relate... maybe not about the flu but about fear. Even though I am learning, continuing to learn, ever learning about trust, faith, fear has a way of creeping in the corner.
    I hold on to the perfect love of God. "Perfect love casts out fear".
    May we be always on the journey of trust.....