No more fear of flying

On a recent flight home from the East Coast, I was thinking about how grateful I was to be enjoying the flight and traveling without fear. Some time ago, despite many years of flying, I’d become afraid of flying to the point where I couldn’t get on a plane. During this time, my family enjoyed traveling by car, but I knew it was right to heal this fear.

I prayed about this over several months. I loved thinking deeply about the ideas in Psalm 139, such as this line: “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” (verse 7). I realized we are always in the presence of Spirit, God, and are always experiencing God’s protection—expressed through safety, love, comfort, and joy—no matter where we are. While I prayed about this, it came to me that we are never “in between” good.

When traveling, we may be looking forward to our destination and the joy it will bring, or we may feel we are leaving a home where we feel comfortable and secure. So while flying, we might think we are just “in between” two good places and thus possibly in a stressful situation. This feeling of being “in between” can be disconcerting.

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