If anyone has seen the hilarious movie Bridesmaids, you will remember this airplane scene. When my friend and I saw this in the theaters, we literally died of laughter at this part because the girl sitting by the window is exactly me! If you don’t know basically this girl is freaking out saying the plane is going down and having a nervous breakdown.
I am known for being freaked out and fearful of things. Sometimes it is funny and I play it off as a joke. But I am starting to see the heart issue behind it and that I worry about a lot of things and that isn’t good.
When I heard this clip from a John Piper sermon it hit me hard and I have been hardcore challenged by it ever since. A holy woman who hopes in the Lord isn’t a fearful woman. As the verse in Proverbs 31 says “She laughs at things to come.” Do I laugh at things to come? No I don’t, I get freaked out. How do I overcome this? I rest in His sovereignty! The God of the universe loves me and has everything worked out! John Piper explains this much better than me so check out this clip. The kind of woman he is describing is the woman I am striving to be!