Last week as Daughter and I were trying to help Little Son out with Halloween costume ideas, we started naming the scariest things we could think of for him to be.
"A dentist!" Daughter said.
"An elevator!" I said.
We certainly have our phobias in this family.
But as I reflected on this further, I realized that there are no costumes for the scariest things in life.....
There is no costume for Insecurity.
There is no costume for Widow.
There is no costume for Grieving Mother.
There is no costume for Cancer.
There is no costume for Loneliness.
Yes, the scariest things are the REAL things. Vampires, ghosts, monsters - they ain't got nothin' on Real Life. I'll take a mummy any day over a suspicious lump. I'd happily face down a witch before I'd face down being alone. Heck, I'd even ride in an elevator if it meant never having to bury one of my children.
But I know that whatever fears I have to face in my life, I can get thru them because I have a God who loves me and takes care of me. That doesn't mean that bad things won't happen to me; but when I have to face the obstacles in life, God is there with me, giving me strength and courage.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." -Isaiah 41:10
Have a Happy Halloween, everyone, and don't let anything scare you! God's got your back.
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