Feeling of Apprehension…

Good morning friends!  Here is today’s reflection with #Shereadstruth and their Lent assignment! This week we were to study Joshua 1:8-9. Be sure to check out www.shereadstruth.com as well as the other reflections here!

What is fear or to be “frightened” as Joshua references?? Obviously, we all know what fear is or how it makes us feel; I know I’m deathly afraid of snakes. However, for reference, I gave it a quick google. Here’s what I found: fear- “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, etc” or “something that causes feelings of apprehension” (www.dictionary.com). I like the last one – feelings of apprehension.

I’ll be honest, when I think of the Lord, I get that fear or feeling of apprehension. I think a lot of us are afraid; afraid of the unknown. The more I read “the book of Law” the more I try to understand what my future holds, but there’s still a lot of unknown factors. We have so many distractions in our lives that keep us from really paying attention to what the Lord is telling us. In addition, I think it is human nature to be apprehensive towards people (or in this case the Lord) telling us what to do. I can’t speak for everyone but I know that I am very independent and it is hard for me to meditate on something I can’t really fathom sometimes – and that is the Lord’s words. It takes a great deal of focus to be able to meditate on these words.

Okay- don’t get me wrong, I trust in the Lord. In fact, I have put almost all my trust in the Lord lately. However, I admit it is hard. That is why I am so very thankful for these assignments. Not only has it brought me closer to the Lord but it is also given me a better understanding of what the Lord is trying to teach us through the Bible writings. I so LOVE reading all of the interpretations from other participants as it helps me to become less apprehensive and more trusting.

Each day we are placed on this Earth, we face challenges. We face many different types of fears but yet the Lord is always there. He has made us prosper and He has made us successful. Do you know how? By giving each of us the strength and courage to participate in these assignments. Your reflections are successful because they have helped others; myself included. It may have helped in ways we do not know and will never know. Just know that by sharing these reflections, you have helped me and I hope that I have helped you! Keep up that courage and “do not be frightened” so that we can continue to strengthen our faith and bless each other!

Have a fantastic day!

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