One of the kids woke up this morning with nightmares. She is afraid of natural disasters. She has never experienced one (except a hailstorm) and still is horribly afraid.
I quietly walked through the laundry room at about 6:15 from my workout in the shop. She was standing there wrapped in her blanket walking from the bedroom to the bathroom when she said, “Mommy, I had a nightmare.” She then proceeded to tell me about the hurricane in her dream. We did
not have a crate any more for Buster, (our dog that lacks all sense) to ride in and he gets car sick. She and Tekoa put their cats in their backpacks. She was just so concerned about having to leave Buster behind because I did not want him to throw up in our car. (PS no animals would be left behind.) I asked her if she prayed. She said she was too scared. I prayed with her and I was asking God for a word picture to give to her about taking thoughts captive. It says in 2 Corinthians 10:5 that“ We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” That is beautiful isn’t it?
We recently let our chicks out of the brooder into the coop. I do not know about you, but for some reason when a chicken in on the ground, some people who will remain nameless, want to chase them to hold them. Do you know how hard it is to catch a chicken? SUPER HARD. (I do it with a fishing net but…) Check out this video link proving it is hard to catch a chicken 🙂 Rogue Ricky
I told her that our thoughts run away and go crazy like those chicks. We think the worst things are going to happen! Thinking bad things that are scampering here and there. It is so hard to catch them! I told her that when we pray and ask the Holy Spirit to take those thoughts or fears or insecurities captive, He does so. We do not have to frantically chase our thoughts and fears down, He does it for us.
God is so good, isn’t He? He is here. We just have to ask for help.
I encourage you to read Psalm 91 today friends! It is a wonderful blessing for today dealing with fear.
Ask God to take fearful thoughts captive and live in freedom! Trust that He will care for you.
I love you,