About Me

Rena was born a block away from a fascinating tide pool in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has taught Kindergarten to Grade 12 in a Public school, Christian schools, homeschool, and in an International school in China. She has four beautiful children...a baby in Heaven...a very cool husband...published three books (A Life Set Free, Mommy & Baby's Journal, and Bubs Bunny Goes to Camp) and painted a few paintings. God has given her incredible opportunities to be involved with short term missions around the globe as an Ambassador with the Department of Eternal Affairs. Her personal story is one of healing from brokenness. God took an abandoned, fearful child and is using life her to show that nothing is impossible when our lives are surrendered to God.  Her greatest joy is to bring joy to God's heart. She  sincerely hopes this blog is a blessing to you. 

 

 

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Fear Not

Updated: Mar 27


Have you ever felt like your world is falling apart? That the things you thought were true, weren't?

I recently found out the most devastating news of my life. I have never felt so alone, hurt, or betrayed. I thought my heart was going to literally break. All the hurt of my horrid childhood was nothing compared to this. I will spare you the brutal details. I have so much compassion now for people in similar situations. God doesn't want us to be afraid. He wants us to trust Him."Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil..."Psalm 23:4

And now the good news. I am praising God because He has surrounded me with His grace, peace, and love. He is holding me. He will hold you too--even through the darkest storms. "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine." Isaiah 43:1

Isn't that amazing? The God of all creation says we are His. Incredible love.

The enemy of my soul meant this for my destruction, but God is faithful and will not allow me to be broken. He will not allow the enemy to break you either. Fear not. We have nothing to fear as long as our trust is in God. "The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1

You aren’t required to be in charge. You don't have to see the future or know all the answers. Just trust God to lead you and let Him have control of your life. If I can have God’s peace in the midst of this horrible situation, I want to encourage you to trust God to keep you no matter what. "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:1

I am not sure what the future looks like for me—but I am trusting God will lead the way. The floods will not overflow me. They won't overflow you either. No matter how horrible the situation, you can trust God to hold you. Even if the floods are deep He won't let you drown. He loves you. "Have I not commanded you, 'Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Blessings, Beloved.

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