Ramblings on Life & Fear

Sometimes I am amazed at how things grow in life. Take this tree for example:

This palm tree had another thing growing over it and honestly it looks messy. It reminds me of my own life, in that if I'm not careful, things can easily "grow" and overtake me if I don't stop it. For example, fear. If I don't constantly give my worries over to God, then it's possible and very likely for me, to have fear to grow in my heart and I will become entangled in it. It's good to do a daily check on yourself to make sure that things aren't creeping in that shouldn't be there. I read this verse today that really encouraged me (on fear) that is:

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.
— Exodus 14:14 (ESV)

I'm so thankful that God will fight for us...and it's clearly not our responsibility! We just have to stand still...and do nothing. Which is really hard for most of the world!! I know it is for me. I am called a 'workaholic' often by one of my best friends here. :) Not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

Hope you are encouraged today. Remember that God will fight for you!

-Ashley