OK... so it's Tuesday. Both my dear hubby and I had dental appointments. The news after the appointments was not what we wanted to hear. Both of us need some work done, and both of us are self-employed with no dental insurance. We have health insurance, but not dental. Immediately my anxiety level went into overdrive. Thoughts of I need to get a job w/ benefits, we can't do this, what are we going to do etc etc began racing through my head. Both Jim and I became overwhelmed. As quickly as I began to fear I remembered my post from yesterday... and many of the other posts from other blogs yesterday about fear and trust. God tells us to not be afraid... I said to myself The Lord will take care of guiding our decisions and what we need to do first. My head fell to my desk and I began to pray. Lord I know you will take care of our needs and guide our decisions. Take this anxiety from me - I can't handle it, but You can! I then could look a bit more objectively at the dentist's outline. Of course the dentist lays out this Master Plan that if done all at once not only would devastate a pocket book, but would do the faint of heart in. We began to look at a few things - like replacing old fillings that are discolored. OK, they aren't broken, they just aren't pretty. Well - no one looks at the back of our mouths. That can wait. We will address the most immediate needs - some cavities and some other issues that need immediate attention.
With that - Satan, you tried today to rile me up. To make me fear the unknown. But as quickly as you tried... God was already rescuing me. I can stand up and say to you Satan... I WILL FEAR NOT! THE LORD MY GOD IS WITH ME!
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