I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. —Psalm 34:4
After Bible study last night, we were all down in the basement watching one of my favorite movies, Places in the Heart. I had recorded it off of tv so it had commercials in it. As I was fast forwarding thru the ads, it was quiet and we all heard someone walking in the bedroom above. We looked around and everyone was accounted for, us and the pets. My dad went upstairs to get his pistol and search the upstairs. I told my mom to get the phone and be ready to call 911. She thought about going upstairs too but I discouraged that knowing my dad could be easily startled and not knowing she was up there and would be trigger happy. As I waited with butterflies in my stomach, I remembered this caption. 'Do not be afraid.' So I closed my eyes and said a prayer asking for God's hand of protection to cover us. My dad came back down with nothing found so we watched the rest of the movie with the pistol within my dad's reach.
After considering the possibilities as to what it might have been, my dad thinks it was probably an animal in the ceiling joists. If that is true, then that is one fat, chunky squirrel or rat or whatever. If it ever falls thru one of my ceiling lights, whoa, I may break out in revival like that Ray Steven's squirrel song...lol.
There will always be things in this world that cause us to get scared but we have a Protector that is in control. Do not be afraid but have that peace that everything will be okay. Small things can test us to see where we turn in a scary situation. Turn to the Lord as fast as you can and the fear will pass.
Day by day and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear. —Berg
Trust in the Lord is the cure for a fearful spirit.