Washing my little guy’s face this morning, I sang to him as I washed every perfect feature on his face. I sang as I washed his perfect little eyes, perfect little nose, perfect cheeks and perfect mouth, put there, right in their place, exactly where God wanted them to be. I shared with my toddler how God made him, “Just Right,” because God doesn’t make mistakes. It reminded me of one of my favourite songs that I
lectured encouraged my niece’s with years ago (insert apology for lectures):
As I washed my little guys face in it’s perfection, I imagined the insecurities he may or may not have as he grows and develops through his childhood into adulthood.
I imagine concerns or fears he may experience because of insecurities he may develop or fear of rejection by peers or his fear of failure. I imagine myself reassuring him that he was made just how he was supposed to be made and encouraging him to overcome his fears.
Fast forward a few hours later:
I was listening to “Strong Enough To Save” by Tenth Avenue North (Click to listen). Do you ever have those moments when you’re listening to a song and you hear “that line”? You know, that line in the song that simmers in your brain for the rest of the day? I have been simmering on the “fear is just a lie” all day now. When it comes to social fear, it is true!
a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.