Monday, September 24, 2012


This picture popped up on my Google reader today. I feel like it perfectly explains where I am at right now. 

I am struggling this week. 

I am battling fear and uncertainty. 

I work full-time as a nanny but I am currently studying for my Teaching Certification Test in Special Education. I am applying for teaching jobs in DFW. I volunteer at a rape crisis center and at the library here. I am in two Bible studies and a discipleship training class. 

...and yet the fear remains. 

I am doing things that I love, and I am working towards where I am supposed to be. But, I am still struggling with a nagging fear at the back of my mind. With my personality uncertainty is incredibly uncomfortable. It makes me very anxious to not have a sure plan, a clear path.  "Until God opens the next door for you, praise Him in the hallway." How awesome is that? God is opening doors, but right now I am still in the hallway. I have found comfort in clinging to John 14:27 which says, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid". So, while I am here in the in-between phase I will praise Him, with complete faith in His plan. 

I have His peace, to help ease my fears and worries. 


  1. There are a lot of hallways in life, that and waiting rooms and checkout lines. It is a good idea to learn to praise him wherever we are, isn't it? I love the part of the verse that says, "not as the world gives you". It can be really hard to get past the world, matter and the mind and focus on the Spirit and what He has to offer. I hope you do experience a peace that passes understanding.

  2. Great quote! Thanks for sharing.
    I'm a new reader of your blog and have been enjoying it very much.

  3. Fantastic quote!!

    New Follower from the Meet Up.


  4. I've never seen that quote. I like it! Thank you for sharing your heart with the Thrive @ Home community.


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