I have always been a support to other woman with encouragement and prayers. I would speak of God’s peace and the extreme need for an unwavering faith. I would speak to fear and how to overcome any fear in faith.
However it was not until recently that I was faced with a health event that brought on fears and anxiety unlike any I had experienced before. Medication side effects increased my anxiety, however, my strength was weakened and broken. I thought about that I have said to others when I spoke of faith and hope and yet I felt like I was failing my own words. I was frightened and could not sleep from the fear I felt.
I prayed to God for understanding and patience while I migrated this new life event and my fears. I knew what to do, but to take that step to have undeniable faith was a huge step for me. I claimed Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
I have read these verses before, but they took on new promise for me as I had to hold onto this promise from God. He says, he will give us a peace which transcends all understanding. WOWOWOW, that is beyond what I could have ever understood before. These verses mean so much more to me today.
I needed to stand strong, a stand as a warrior woman. A stand to encourage not only myself, but others that need this strength.
So I took on a “Warrior Woman Pose” to remind myself that my job is to face my fears, face my new situation with faith that I truly am not alone, and can face what is before me.
Several verses on Psalms are my Warrior Woman Pose verses!!!
Psalm 18:35 – 36
“You have also given me the shield of your salvation; your right hand has held me up, your gentleness has made me great. Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped.”
God will not fail us. If you have to, join me in this Warrior Woman Pose and claim your faith.