An antidote to fear
Fear of the future, the unknown, or in my case, the uncertainties that come with my prognosis and chemotherapy treatment awaken the ultimate fear…death.
I've learned to accept reality and, honestly, I don’t fear the final transition. My faith and belief in God’s love, mercy, and promise of eternal happiness instill feelings of confidence in my future. For me, the greatest concern is for you…my family and friends.
God wants to meet all of us at the point of our greatest fear. When fear arises, my antidote is to invite Jesus to that point in my heart. I share my fear and ask Him for the strength to accept my situation and the wisdom to do something good by sharing His love for me with others. It works!
Another antidote is simple logic. It’s impossible to be grateful and unhappy at the same time. When I slip, I try to focus on one of the many wonderous gifts I have been given.
Love and gratitude…powerful antidotes for fear (and many other ailments).