Confronting the fear . . . It seems real in all of us, but is it?

We lit our fourth candle on our advent wreath this morning... My eyes were misting in tears just remembering the few days before each of my children were born and remembering exactly what I was doing. We know Mary was not home. Mary was traveling a hard journey uphill in higher altitudes on the back of a donkey. Can you even begin to imagine the thoughts weaving through her mind? I could not even imagine riding a donkey at sea level nevertheless climbing in altitudes at an angle. The discomfort must have been great.

My new painting is "Confronting the Fear."  It is a single young female horse stopped in her tracks and looking down to something just ahead on the ground. This contemporary abstract horse painting was just finished this morning after breakfast.   

In our lives almost every day a moment of hesitation or fear crops into our minds and lives. An old saying is False Evidence Appearing Real… F E A R.  Overcoming these moments are so easy if you give it over to the Lord.  He does not want us to be afraid.  He is a God of Love.

Deuteronomy 31:8  “He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”