Overcome ~ 27/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

It’s the final countdown of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes challenge. I have enjoyed seeing where the Lord’s lead me with each prompt and it’s been fun to write everyday! If you’d like to read what others have written click on over to http://www.fiveminutefriday.com

Time Starts Now!

“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.” Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) / Pixabay

I have to have an MRI tomorrow. Gallstones have reared their ugly little heads.  As if the discomfort and apprehension of an attack aren’t enough, I now have to enter a small tube and stay there!

“People have MRI’s everyday,” I hear you say. And I know that’s true, however for me to slide into a small, confined space, I must first overcome my fear of being there. Elevators, caves, little rooms…you name it, if it’s small I. Don’t. Like. It. My breathing quickens, I begin to sweat, and my frantic search for an escape begins.

What’s a panicked gal to do? The only thing I know to do…….PRAY!  And so, I’m praying for peace, for calm, for logic, and for success in completing the test (without making a fool of myself). I’ve also asked family and friends to pray for me and it’s working!  Today, my fears have lessened and my confidence has grown.   I believe that I’ll be able to do what’s needed to get these crazy gallstones taken care of.

Tomorrow when the test is complete and I emerge from the place I once dreaded, I will remind myself that I did not overcome my fear; prayer did! 

Time’s up.

What are you facing today that you need to overcome? May I pray for you?






8 thoughts on “Overcome ~ 27/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

    1. Cindy Post author

      And He did truly help me overcome! I started to panic at the beginning and the 23rd Psalm came to my mind and I sang Amazing Grace after that! From then on I knew I could do it! Thanks for checking on me! I hope to be feeling 100% very soon!

  1. Anita Davis

    Praying for you my friend! You certainly have kept me in yours over the past weeks when I was going through health problems! May you feel completely at peace! 🙏🏻❤️

  2. Jacquie

    Praying for you Cindy. Just close your eyes and let you mind take you to another place. A happy place. The park with your grandsons perhaps! It will be over with before you know it.

    1. Cindy Post author

      Thanks Jacquie! I did close my eyes and it calmed me down! I sang a Little You Are My Sunshine to myself and thought of the boys! Good advice!

  3. Esther

    “What’s a panicked gal to do? The only thing I know to do…….PRAY!” Indeed. I am thankful that there are no restrictions on what we can pray about or on the number of times in a day (or lifetime :-)) that we can come to our Father. I love the VOICE translation of Psalm 46:1 “God is our shelter and our strength.  When troubles seem near, God is nearer, and He’s ready to help. So why run and hide?” I pray that everything related to this medical challenge goes smoothly. Blessings. Visiting from FMF.

    1. Cindy Post author

      Oh Esther, I agree! Prayer with no limits…..what a gift! I’m going to lean on “When trouble seems near, God is nearer”! Thank you so much for stopping, the verse, and the prayer! They mean more than you know! Cindy


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