I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee.
2Kings 20:5

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fear vs Faith

I don't think the anxiety of life post transplant will ever go away completely, that is just human nature. However, I do feel like focusing on the things that I enjoy now can help the fear/anxiety slip to the back of my mind and out of my day to day. In fact I KNOW this is the only way to live and be happy. Knowing my life has so much more to enjoy and celebrate than it does to fear.

I have Faith that my path in this life is watched over. I understand carrying the responsibility and fear of my future is not something I wish to dwell on. . . so why force myself. I have too many things I want to do with my life; that I NEED to do with my life, to be bogged down with self doubt. I 100% believe that my life has a purpose. That is what gives me more relief from stress, pain, anxiety, fear, and any other obstacle in my path of life than any thing else. No pills can ever replace or duplicate the comfort and strength that I get from faith. Faith in God and faith in my Savior.

So even though I might be anxious, a little fearful in this coming up week. . . I want to also stress that my comfort, my faith is much stronger than my fears. I can't be too worried because I know that no matter what happens, there will be a way, I will overcome it and I will be a better/stronger person because of it. I have a life filled with examples of that. I believe prayers are answered. . .so if anyone wants to include me in their prayers this week, I would love that! Thanks.

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