This past Monday I spent most of my time fretting, worrying, and fretting some more. I was sitting in the waiting room of a hospital literally fearing what was to come. For those of you that have been following me for quite a while, will know that I have been battling some health issues with my right leg and hip. The pain was so bad that I had to quit 13 years of dancing this year. That hurt. I honestly still don't understand why God let it happen, but I'm trusting that He has a reason for it, even if it brings pain, tears, and I don't get it right now. I just have to trust.
My cousin, Tiffany, texted me the night before and said she would be praying for me, but she also told me she prayed I found my Bible verse. A personal Bible verse for this situation, to hold in my heart for this scary procedure (scary for me anyway). That Sunday night during church I discovered Psalm 56:3, "What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee." Boy did I memorize that. I repeated it a bajillion times and pinched my arm during the injection. God helped me through it with that small, yet powerful verse.
My mammy told me something after the injection that really stuck with me. It's something I've heard for so long, but never really let sink in. "It's the fear of the unknown." She said. And it truly is in so many aspects more than just an injection. Maybe it's that job interview that you're convinced went terrible. Maybe it's blood test results that you're worried sick about. It could be a million different things, because everyone is going through something right now.
And friend, no matter what place in life you're in right now, Psalm 56:3 can be a comfort and encouragement during your season. It could even be that hope for a sinner. There is so much power in those 10 words. I will trust in You, God. Are you fully trusting in God? When no one else can go behind those double doors but you and the doctor, are you letting God come with you? He's someone that will go with you all the way, and never forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). There is so much compassion behind that, God cares for what you care about. It shows so much of His character. He loves you. Again, are you fully trusting in Him?
Now I know you may be thinking, Katlyn it was just an injection, but it was something so huge to me. I'd never been through it, and what's small to you may be so big to me. And if God had to make this situation happen the way He did, just for me to spark a fire in your heart, then so be it.
I'm praying for you today, that you learn to depend upon God, and stop relying on yourself. That's where the root of our problems start, with ourselves. We're so selfish and we never fully place our trust in the One who says He can take care of all our problems. Our flesh fails us, and we mess up, but God always knows best. Life is hard in your hands, but God's hands are so much bigger.
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Hi there! I'm Katlyn Grace and welcome to the advice section. Here we get real. These blogposts are written from my heart to yours. And I pray that they encourage your heart and bring joy to your soul. I warmly invite you to join me on this journey with the Lord!