I've been thinking about my fear issues. I have a recheck on a medical test next week, and even though everything that I have read, and other's reassurance, I still tend to head for the "what if's". Why? Why waste time with that kind of emotion.
God's Word tells me:
Phil. 4:6 through Phil. 4:8 (NIV) Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I really need to spend time thinking on the good things. A friend of mine just had to do a retake of a mammogram, but she made the choice not to worry about it before having anything to really worry about. That's what I must do. And, really, what would be the big deal if we had to deal with more? God is faithful, is He not? So, I would trust.
Fear really does waste time. I have way to much to do to spend time worrying about "what if".
Time to go watch the NASCAR awards!!