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Moving through the fear of “What If” to “No Matter What”
By Hep C Warrior Hernando
We have all experienced fear in our lives throughout our hepatitis C journey. Fear is a normal response to any situation which threatens our wellbeing. Defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat.
My first reaction to the news that I was infected with the virus from my doctor whom I was visiting for an unrelated issue was shock and fear. I went from faith to fear and worry in a micro second. I was numb. Then I remembered to pray a short Lord help me prayer. “The Lord is my light and my salvation—of whom [or what] shall I be afraid” Psalm 27:1. Acceptance followed and I moved toward a solution that would take years, a lot of up and downs and a trying of my faith. “I am still confidant of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” Psalm 27:13
I seem to go through this same process with every fear I face. The time between fear and solution has become less and sometimes I even go right to my faith and solution when I remember what Psalm 34:4 says, “I sought the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
As Rebecca Barlow Jordan reminds me at the end of her prayer for healing, it is in my trials and tribulations that my faith in Jesus Christ our savior and our salvation is strengthened. She prays “use this trial to strengthen me from a “what if faith’ to a “no matter what faith” and no matter what, I choose to honor you and give you glory. In Jesus name, Amen.
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