Hey guys! I don’t know why I keep being a day off with these posts y’all, but I’m starting to annoy myself, haha! But it’s fine, I’ll get back on track! A lot of stuff is coming up that I’ll be blogging about, so I’m trying to get a good schedule in, especially since summer school started for me today (blahhhh). Anyways, let’s get to the verse already!
Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared. – Proverbs 3:23-26
I’m gonna get real with y’all for a minute, so just bear with me, haha! So eight years ago today, by uncle passed away very suddenly. It was one of the most difficult times in my life, and I was pretty young, so it was hard for me to follow grasp how the process of grieving went and everything, and how to process my own feelings. It led to a lot of my struggles with poor mental health, and there would be times where I was terrified to go to sleep because I didn’t want to wake up and find out someone else had passed away (which is what happened when my uncle went to Heaven, I had woken up to that). To this day, it is difficult not to have this “who’s next” mentality, and it really made it hard to place my trust in God. That day led to seven years of fighting anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I’m doing a lot better these days, and that’s because I’m trying my hardest to make a conscious effort to place my trust in God. It’s not easy, and I still have my bad days, but I am NOWHERE near where I used to be.
One particular night where I couldn’t sleep because of the fear I mentioned above, the Bible app had been going on my phone, and I heard this verse. It was so weird, because this peace came over me, and I was able to go to sleep. After that, I memorized this verse, and it became a sort of mantra for me. God had me hear that verse for a reason that night, and now I am sharing it with y’all. Maybe you need it now, like I did!
I hope this encouraged you to trust in the Lord; HE WILL NOT LET YOU FALL.
I hope y’all have a wonderful day! God bless!