It began when I fainted at my church when I was 15. To worsen things, my Mom got into a car accident soon after (which wasn't her fault, btw, but it still made things worse).
Because of these two things, I got too afraid to go out in public, and what's more, I didn't want to go anywhere in the car (cause cars were scary) at all. I would wear sunglasses a lot whenever we drove anywhere, because I didn't want people or my family to see I was crying and afraid underneath them. This continued pretty much everywhere we went, whether it was church, a homeschool co-op, or just a normal outing. In short, it was a pretty awful time, all the time. According to me, anyways.
Through that time, there was one verse I especially liked that reminded me of God's strength, and that through Him I could overcome my struggles.
// Psalm 18:34 //
"He trains my hands for battle, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze."
I may not have had to go into 'actual battles' like David in the Bible, but just as battles are a struggle, my fears were a struggle for me.
This verse reminded me that:
- He is the one who strengthens me; physically and mentally
- With His help (and only then) can I 'bend a bow of bronze' and triumph over my fears and 'battles'
- I can trust Him to do these things, because the Bible itself is saying so in this verse
So I thought I would share it with you too.
I hope that, through whatever you're worried about, this verse will give you strength as it did/does me.