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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fear in the night


In the middle of the night I woke up, my heart racing and overcome with fear.
Why the fear?
Was it just a bad dream?
I called out to the Lord and He answered..."Fear not my child...for I am with you."
My heart was still like a runaway train.
Then I remembered something my sister told me.
I snuggled up to my sleeping husband.
Instinctively he pulled me close to him.
We lay there...chest against chest.
I listened to his steady heart beat...and started to breathe deeply...imitating his breathing.
Slowly my heart started beating in rhythm with his and I drifted away.

18 comments:

  1. For He hasn't given us a Spirit of fear...
    I have those moments too, and the're horrid.

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  2. I had that last night also....I am glad you are better now! :):):):):):):)

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  3. Yes, our Lord is with us all the time.. fear now.. He sends you your husband to be with you...

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  4. This post makes me smile, not because of the fear we sometimes have but the very fact that I do the same thing with D. I am so blessed by him that sometimes I don't think I'll ever be able to show him or tell him how much he means to me...

    Have a great weekend!
    e.

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  5. I love this verse...and I needed it today. There's a lot going on lately that could shake me to my core, but it's a verse like this that keeps me.
    Thank you for posting this today,

    hugs from Canada.....

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  6. Oh the relief of waking up!
    And of the strong accepting embracing arms of our "other halves"!

    They are surely His gift to us.girch

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  7. How odd.
    'girch' was the word verificatin!
    how did it get up there?!

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  8. Weirdly enough I got the same thing last night & it hasn't happened since we moved to SA but used to happen in Zim quite a lot. Isn't it wonderful having a strong man to snuggle when that happens?!

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  9. Fear not, for he is always with you. And thank God for a partner who we can always count on to be there in time of need.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  10. that's a verse I can claim too ! TFS , Lynette !
    Thank God for Kobus by your side in times like these !

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  11. God truly is a God of comfort! I have had to battle dreams with God's word too! I came across this verse in Psalm 4:8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in saftey. I now that through the Lord's power we have freedom to sleep in peace! Love that! Thank you for sharing it was a great reminder for me!

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  12. It's so wonderful to know that God comforts us not only with his words but also by giving us the right person to comfort us. I love the verse.

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  13. Really needed to be reminded of this today. Thank you.

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  14. Not pleasant at all. Glad you managed to find peace and comfort so quickly.

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  15. Beautiful verse and thank the Lord for our hubs:)
    You have a great day!!

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  16. Fear can be a nasty thing, glad you found comfort in the beating heart and arms of your husband.

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  17. Great way to chase the "ghosts" away! Thanks for sharing!

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