Behind the scenes

Im a sucker for a good quote.  Below is just one of thousands that I bump into, then can't wait to paint a canvas with. I oft think on the masterful flesh and bones behind the exciting equation of words. Comedians, political figures, actors, writers, bloggers..The Bible, Movies, books, ...

Today my eyes fell on this ...

"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel." ~Steven Furtick

Immediately an Amen spilled from my lips. Is this not so incredibly true?!?

I recently read somewhere online that upwards of 95% of people in this country suffer from a strong sense of insecurity. ~ Hello world, it's me Robin...is this true?~

Anxiety, despair, doubts, lack of trust seemingly leaves no one immune, even amongst us Christians. The Bible is chalked full of awesome people who dealt with this.  First to come to mind is poor Elijah. In spite of his triumph over the prophets of Baal, Elijah fell into deep despair. 1 kings 19:4

Hmmm. Where does this leave us, especially as Christians? One could most certainly write a thesis on this. I don\'t fancy myself much of a writer and can barely spell the word but I will say this...

OPEN HIS WORD! GO TO HIM! CAST YOUR CARES TO HIM!

There is no man or woman alive that can fill your cup like He, the Lover of your very soul. He yearns for YOU! He formed you and knitted you so perfectly. Just how it gave Him pleasure.  Psalm 139:13-14

OPEN HIS WORD! GO TO HIM! CAST YOUR CARES TO HIM!

The Scriptures, especially the Psalms are resplendent with words of courage, strength, resiliency, faith and the means to prevail over our fears, our feelings of inadequacy.

“When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” Psalm 56:3-4 ~David's words whilst being relentlessly pursued by Saul.

“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation” Isaiah 12:2

The key to triumph over fears and insecurities? FERVENT TRUST IN GOD!

Let's quit grabbing hold of our "behind the scenes" while holding it high next to others "highlight reel" and push to FERVENTLY trust in our Big God who doesn't' make mistakes!

Do I hear an Amen in the house =)

About the Author: Wife to a great God fearing man and Mom to two scrumptious children...um teens. I love to laugh and I love the Freedom I have in Christ. He is my every breath. Music runs in my veins and I am a closet writer. By profession I am a RN but there are oh so many things I want to accomplish before I run into His arms. Summed up...Family, Coffee, girlfriends,loud music, movies and did I mention LAUGHTER! You can find me on the web at http://laughtershock.blogspot.com/