This last week my family and I, along with thousands of other Northern California families were evacuated due to potential flooding. While evacuated, we had so many questions such as, “How long will we be evacuated for?” “Is school/work going to be cancelled for tomorrow, for the whole week?” “How likely is it that we’re going to lose our home and everything in it?” “Are we able to return home to grab some things we have forgotten?” “Are there looters in our neighborhoods breaking into homes?” etc.
Through facing these fears and more, I was reminded by Hope Point‘s pastor that, “Hope is greater than fear.”
In the beginning of the year, I chose “fearless” as my word for 2017. This kind of “fearless” does not mean I am going to drive down the road going 120 mph without wearing a seat belt. Instead, this “fearless” means I want to live my life without fear as my hindrance. I want to be the woman described in Proverbs 31, “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” How can we face an unknown future without fear? With hope.
How did I deal with life’s uncertainties this last week? I ran. My shoes, in fact, were the first things placed in my suitcase when my husband told me to pack. Why? Because movement keeps me sane as I stated in an Instagram post from this past week.
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I love to move because it keeps me sane. All it takes is a pair of running shoes and placing one foot in front of the other. "Move your body" is the response to many emotions… stress, joy, sadness, worry, excitement, anticipation, etc. • Right now there are many people in my area, including my family and I, facing the unknown. Instead of waiting in a sedentary state, I'm choosing to get up and move. Why? Because again, it keeps me sane. 💕 • • • #lovetomove #movemorefitness #prayfororoville #run
As we move forward in life, there will undoubtedly be moments where fear tries to rear its ugly head. May we remember that fear is a liar and hope is greater than fear. Just as my new Momentum Jewelry wrap states, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
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Phew! Today's sunset run without my phone, without any music, and in the midst of orchards was just what I needed! 🏃🏻♀️As I am working through my word of 2017, "fearless", I am realizing just how much fear I have to sort through… fear of failure, fearful for my children, fear of the future, etc. With this @momentumjewelry wrap, I am reminded that I must ask God to help me overcome these fears to realize all that He has in store for myself and my family. (Romans 8:15) 💕 Happy Monday friends! • • • #fearless #momentumjewelry #keepittight #gogarmin
What are you going to do when faced with fear? Are you going to let it hold you back or are you going to cling to hope, overcome your fears, and laugh without fear of the future?