Faith + Fear
"When we've got our lives in our gripped hands and we consider handing them over, most of us get that feeling--fear mixed with adrenaline mixed with nausea. It feels as though we might die if we jump. But when I prayed anything, what I feared would bind me set me free." (page 103).
Friends, we are getting deep. I know I never promised you easy, but when it comes to actually praying this prayer, actually handing it all over, I have received many, many letters from you telling me how to finally let go... has often been agonizing. It is. Paul is just one of my favorite models of surrender in Scripture. He describes the tensions so clearly, and, yet, is so sure of his own surrender. His faith emboldens mine.