|Peace that transcends all understanding...
||[Mar. 30th, 2006|12:33 pm]
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I am having some trouble with the concept of fear. Often I use the word fear to describe being worried or anxious. But as of late God is showing me that fear and worry are not necessarily the same thing. Can fear be a good thing? I know that perfect love casts out all fear(1 John), but at the same time we are told to fear the Lord. It is even listed as a praiseworthy quality for a woman to fear the Lord (prov 31). I wonder if my thoughts could be cleared up by a simple word study. ahh the limitations of english, so much to describe and so few words to describe it.
How does this apply to my life right now. well, I am in a place I have never experienced before. I am filled with peace in circumstances that would typically leave me anxious and discombobulated. I am a bit overwhelmed by this peace to be perfectly honest, even a little scared by it. Can you have peace and be a little scared? I think so, I think a healthy amount of fear is what keeps me relying on God.
The psychology major in my wants to operationally define peace, fear, and anxiety.
In the end God's will is what I pray for.
In other news, Mexico was great, not relaxing but definitely the refresher I needed. and this quarter is shaping up nicely, I just figured out that I have no research papers, save my thesis. Not bad for a final quarter of course work.
Over and Out