When I was a little girl, I was terrified that our house would catch on fire. I would lay awake for hours, staring at the ceiling, as the hot fear raced through my veins like the fires of my imagination.
Over the years, the fear shifted to bad grades and fear of failure, but it was always there. Then I started having children, and the anxiety exploded like a vicious weed.
Those sown among thorns are another sort. They are the people who hear the word, but worldly anxiety, the lure of riches, and the craving for other things intrude and choke the word, and it bears no fruit. (Mark 4:18-19)
In my heart, the word of God was choked with the thorns of anxiety.
So I lived like that, captured in cycles of fear, until one day in 2012 when my 2-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia.
I was in shock as the anxiety threatened to overtake me. How could I ever survive all this fear?
But in the silence of my son’s hospital room, God spoke to me. Through His Word, He took…
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