Midwest Charm with Anna

Faith Over Fear

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Lately more than ever before, as I stand at my happiest, I’ve found myself scared that I’ll get hurt. Seems random right?! Not to me. I guess I’ve just reached a point of being content with where I’m at and I don’t want anyone or anything to take that away from me. I’ve always said that I do not wish a broken heart on anyone, it’s just terrible! On one hand, I think experiencing heart break on a few different occasions has given me the opportunity to genuinely appreciate the times that are good. On the other hand, I think it has also left me fearful that I might end up feeling that way again. It wasn’t until I sat at church on Sunday and heard the Pastor say, “faith over fear” that I realized I had nothing to be scared of. Even in the eye of the storm, God remains in control. As we experience heart breaks in whatever form they may come in, I truly believe that God hopes we can hear him saying “you don’t understand what I am doing now, but one day you will”. Many times in past situations I had the hardest time understanding why God would “allow” me to feel as broken down as I did. As I learn to trust, I feel in my heart that He is near to the broken hearted and stands as our anchor when our sails are torn. He helps us find the strength to rise above and shows us that sometimes you have to face the clouds to find the silver lining. This morning these pictures reminded me of that message and for that I am so thankful. I mean seriously, just look at those clouds! I truly don’t know how/haven’t invested the time to figure out how to edit my pictures. What you see is what you get! In this case, thank goodness! Because that sky and those clouds are stunning! They give me confidence that there really is a silver lining! I hope everyone has a great week!

Xoxo, Anna

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