[my life, my blessings, my journey]

believing for the best

It was my kid brother's birthday over the weekend. He's not really a kid anymore though I guess. He's 28 and finally, finally pursuing his dream and what I believe is God's plan for his life. There are lots of big changes ahead for my brother in the next few months and years. When I think about all that lies ahead, I am, at times, overcome with fear and panic. Fear of everything and fear of the unknown. I realize that I cannot spend the next few years in this constant state of fear about what may or may not happen, where he may or may not be. These are all things that are out of my control.

What I can control is what I believe. I believe that God works for the good of those who love him. I believe that if I choose fear, it will rule my life. I believe that if I choose faith, I am believing God for the best. I am believing that when I ask my Heavenly Father to watch over him, to protect him and to guide him, that He will do just that. And that His plan and His will are perfect.

"Be strong. Take courage. Don't be intimidated. Don't give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He's right there with you. He won't let you down; he won't leave you." Deut 31:6 (The Message)







Kammi said...

Love this Amanda. You are such a great sister. I love how you care for your brother, love the pics of him with your kid, and love that you are believing for God's best. Great post!

Kammi said...

oops, meant kids...not kid. Sorry.

Andrea said...

Amanda, thank you thank you for this post! It was just what I needed to hear. I can control what I believe. Hard for me to remember this sometimes. Love that scripture, too!

Sarah said...

Beautiful Amanda! Love the pics of him with the girls! He looks like a such a fun uncle and I'm sure the kids adore him!

Stacey said...

These photos are so precious. And your words are so TRUE. Thinking about your brother (and you) as he starts this new adventure!