Let’s Talk About Fear!

Healing words of Faith and Hope

According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, fear is “an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.”  It’s living behind a mask that veils who you are.  Moments of fear are like panic attacks that completely consume you.  You step outside of yourself and explode causing you to react in a ridiculous manner.  Sometimes you sink further into yourself and implode as you cower, hunker down and try your best to prepare for danger, pain or harm.  You feel compelled to go against what you believe to be right in hopes to prevent that thing from happening.  You use words that you probably don’t mean.  You run.  You hide.  You cry.  The longer you linger in said fear the more you begin to chip away at that which makes you who you are.

Ah, but wisdom….Proverbs 1:7 says that, “The fear of the Lord is the…

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Love? Life?

I loved really hard once.  But that love betrayed me, slayed me and left me penniless and forgotten in a dense well of sorrow and grief.  Another love I found and swore I’d never lose it. So I gave myself away completely, denied my inner thoughts and ultimately forgot my own name. I hated myself but couldn’t let go. I needed that love, to be held in that love, cradled and squeezed until…I couldn’t breathe. Tried to let go but life was ripped away from me. Had my chance at love but forfeited my opportunity to live. –Cheylly Purch