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  2. Similar thoughts have crossed my mind like this : “I fear that God’s plan for me is somehow less than what I need.”
    But you’re right- the only thing we need is to bring glory to God with our lives. It doesn’t matter where I live, what I own etc… I don’t *need* anything but God. Yes, I have many many blessings in my life because of God and His goodness but they aren’t my everything. God is.
    *hugs* Praying for you and praying that God will give you as special gift soon!

  3. I remember meeting with my pastor during a time where fear was my shadow. I feared losing the precious baby that I was fostering. I was trapped in the knowledge that the little one I loved desperately was potentially going to be leaving. I feared that painful longing for a child would be my ever-present partner again. When I told my pastor that I was scared of being pushed past my limits and that I feared God was always setting me up to test me, he responded “God is the one who created you. He is the one who set your limits. He would never put you in a situation that would push you beyond the limits He created for you.” That brought great comfort for me. I don’t know if this comforts you or not, but thought I would share. It is so much easier to look back on life and “get it” than it is to look forward in faith. You are not alone. He is always with you in every measure of fear you are carrying. Bless you and thank you for sharing your heart.

  4. Sweet girl … it doesn’t help that often, in the Old Testament, infertility was a judgement on a people. I wouldn’t even mention that if I didn’t know you already know it. And so it is so incredibly normal for our hearts to wonder why, what did we do, how did we become cursed? Know that you are not alone sweet Tasha! He hasn’t cursed you or abandoned you! Keep looking for His answers … perhaps His plan for you is adoption? Praying for you!

  5. “everything else is a mirage”- so true! When you live in a wilderness there are a lot of mirages. I just finished your book. I cried. I want to hug you.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      Thank you. I’ll take that hug. 🙂

  6. I too know fear. I have known fear in the past and healed and now face a different fear. But as I look back and see how God worked in the past – healing me and using it for my good – I trust Him in this new situation. However, having friends to pray for me through it is always a refreshment to a weary soul in battle.

  7. Amen. Always on the prowl, that insidious fear….I smell it’s rotten breath. I have also feared what you’ve described….and there’s one more; I fear that it’s too late.

    I’m 43 and God has just led me to and through the wilderness. I’m on the other side…waiting for the rains to come. And I’m afraid of what I want to do for him–I’m afraid it won’t happen and I’m afraid it will. I’m afraid of growing old and endlessly “milking my own cows” ; of letting the dust settle peacefully around my suitcases, when my heart wants to travel, disciple, speak, teach and write a path for others to travel on straight to Jesus. I think–there’s more to this hunger. I think you know this place Natasha. Please pray for me.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      oh, how I know. praying, praying, praying.

  8. fullherlife says:

    This absolutely touched me Natasha! Beautifully shared and written… God has done such a transforming work in my life. And now when fear jumps up and out to the surface, threatening my joy and peace, I know who to claim and proclaim! Glory to God sister! ~ Blessings out from Maine, Amy

  9. I understand your fear, Natasha. Mine is similar, but I also fear success and change. What if the ministry I think He is calling me to, is really His plan? Can I handle it? (No, but God can!). Oh, to remember that. Praying for you, Friend.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      God can –> Amen. Amen. Amen.
      Thank you for the prayers- they are priceless and beautiful.

  10. Visiting here through Darlene. So glad she showed me the way.

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