Tomorrow I’m getting a physical, and I’m not gonna lie: I’m scared. And honestly, I wouldn’t even be getting one if my husband hadn’t scheduled the appointment for me. I know it will be good for me to see exactly where I am and how my body is doing, but part of me doesn’t want to know. I am afraid the doctor will tell me that I have a list a mile long of things that are wrong with me, and I just don’t know how I’ll deal with that. I know it’s useless to worry and there’s nothing I can do right now, but I’m worried anyway. I’m especially worried that I have diabetes because it runs on both sides of my family, and it’s really amazing that I haven’t gotten it yet because of the lifestyle I was living before January of this year. I’m hoping that all of the hard work I’ve put in this year will show itself at the physical, but what if it doesn’t? What if I have high blood pressure and diabetes and high cholesterol and who knows what else? What if all the exercise I’ve done has been in vain? Part of me knows that I’m just being ridiculous, and another part of me just wants to get it over with and know one way or the other. If you think about it, say a prayer for me. My appointment is Thursday at 1:30. I really really hope I don’t get any bad news.
To combat this fear, or any fear, there’s only one solution: God’s Word. I shouldn’t fear some silly physical or anything else; God is not wringing His hands and worrying about tomorrow or anything else, so why should I, when my life is in His more than capable hands? I need to have the fear of the Lord! So I looked up several verses and will post them here, in case someone reading this needs to be reminded that God is in control, and HE has the power!
Psalm 27:1: The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 34:4: I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 145:18-19: The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
Isaiah 41:10, 13: 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…For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Matthew 6:25, 34: Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?…Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Romans 8:14-15: …because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”