Hours ago, a gunman(a current city employee) entered the Virginia Beach Municipal Center and opened fire, killing 11 people, injuring 6. I’m sitting here watching the news in horror.
It’s crazy, you never think something like this will happen so close to home. (I live maybe 20 minutes away.) And as the news unfolds I am heartbroken knowing some families have had the lives altered forever.
We live in such a wicked world. Mass shootings have (unfortunately) become the norm. I hate it. It just breaks my heart.
Honestly? I’m at a loss for words. I wanted to post this so that you all could be praying for Virginia Beach.
Fear Is a Liar by Zach Williams
When he told you you’re not good enough
When he told you you’re not right
When he told you you’re not strong enough
To put up a good fight
When he told you you’re not worthy
When he told you you’re not loved
When he told you you’re not beautiful
That you’ll never be enough
Fear, he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
‘Cause fear he is a liar
Disclaimer: Satan is REALLY not wanting me to post this. WordPress keeps crashing on me and it’s getting me frustrated. However…I will persevere. I WILL get this post out.
Satan knows and uses my anxiety to try to bring me down. He knows I’m a chronic worrier(which I’m trying to work on.)For as long as I can remember I’ve been on medication for my anxiety/depression/bipolar disorder. Yet I still suffer from panic attacks and will sometimes fall into a deep depression. Medicine doesn’t cure the issues I have (in fact I was placed on a new medication today) but it helps keep my emotions at bay. Thank God I’m currently stable but there was a time I wasn’t. The anxiety would pile up and then the panic attacks came like clockwork.
But thank God we have Someone on our side. Someone to root us on and Someone who will love us unconditionally and through His perfect love drives out all fears!
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.~~~2 Timothy 1:7
We need to look to Christ when doubts start flying. When that anxiety kicks in and pushes you towards a full-blown panic attack. When Satan whispers in your ear that “you’re not good enough.” Look to Christ!!! He will give you what you truly need!
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.