Smiling through change and uncertainty is never easy. Wouldn’t you agree? No matter what our age, the “what ifs” and the “how comes” never go away. It can be fear-inducing, emotionally overwhelming, and even crippling to face the unknown, especially when everything familiar seems to be falling apart.
On the latest episode of the More to Be Podcast, I had the privilege of connecting with author Katy McCown about learning how to smile through fear. Now your story of growing through change and learning to find joy in the midst of struggle might not include moving across the country multiple times following your husband’s NFL career, like Katy’s does, but chances are you are familiar with starting fresh, building new relationships, getting comfortable in a new community, and the many emotions that come with.
Change is inevitable and we are always going through new seasons in life. If you need encouragement on how to smile without fear for where you are right now or for where your life is going, then this podcast episode is for you.
Katy McCown, is president of She Laughs Ministries, a writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries, and a national speaker. Through all life’s uncertainties and surprises, Katy has learned some things about “living sure” even when the future is not. She and her husband Luke, a former NFL quarterback, are raising six children.
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Truths to Remember
There is nothing better than obedience to Him. – Katy
What is one little step you can take outside of your comfort zone to pursue connection? – Lisa
Proverbs 31:10 – If you don’t stay in the training while in community, you sabotage your growth. – Lisa
We have to acknowledge that we are in a daily war. – Katy
If we don’t actively engage in community, someone else may suffer from the deceitfulness of sin. – Katy
Part of living in faith is engaging in community and prayer. – Katy
When I don’t begin with praise, I start to filter my life through the lens of my circumstances and not through the eyes of Jesus. – Katy
Is God big enough to handle your worst nightmare? – Lisa
Whether you’re 16 or 65 a common thread in our lives is learning how to trust God. – Lisa
2 Kings 19:19 NLT Now, O Lord our God, rescue us from his power; then all the kingdoms of the earth will know that you alone, O Lord, are God.”
I can’t change the future, but fear of the future can change me. – Katy
God will carry you through. – Lisa
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