Perhaps you read or heard about Aimee Copeland, the Georgia student who lost her hands, feet, and a leg to a rare flesh-eating bacteria recently. Her courage and the faith of her family has come under scrutiny by skeptics. Her father, Andy, said, “Some people say you use God as a crutch. We use God as a stretcher, ’cause He’s carrying us through this.” It has to be difficult to lose parts of your body to a seeming random and cruel bacteriological rarerity. You can read more about what they are experiencing at http://uwgpsychology.org/aimee/aimees-story/
What Andy said was powerful. Your Creator can work all things together for the good of those who love and seek the author of the Great Commandment. Your Creator can literally carry you through times of heartache, fear, grief, pain, loss, and danger. We hate to lose control of what we see as our “destiny” but when you do turn your fears over, God becomes wisdom and health – mental and physical well-being becomes possible. “This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.” (1 Cor 1:25)
You may not be facing a flesh eating bacteria but you may be facing a fear or danger in your life. Trust in the love of your Creator – which may seem foolish to some but is stronger and greater than any human strength.