RUNNING THROUGH DARK PLACES
While growing, I hated running picking things up for Dad, Mum or siblings late in the night from their rooms. Once Daddy says, “Temi, bring my radio from the room”, fear grips my heart. It became worse when someone close died and I would imagine that the ghost can appear to me while alone.
If you are plagued with the spirit of fear, you are delivered from that torment now in the name of Jesus. Your mind paints pictures of a terrible scenario that torments you. You are afraid of almost everything- travelling or marriage. In the name of Jesus, that siege is broken now.
The irony is that I am not afraid to run such errands during the day. The grip of fear comes when it is dark.
Beloved, ignorance is darkness. It is a fertile ground for fear to thrive.
David amazingly introduced God:
“The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?”
Psalms 27:1 NLT
David knew God as light so fear was dispelled. Fear is dispelled by light. He then went ahead to talk about circumstances we also face:
“When evil people come to devour me when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall.”
Psalms 27:2 NLT
But the part I love the most is the response of the man who has light amid attacks. Do you know what David said:
“When besieged, I’m calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I’m collected and cool.”
Psalm 27:3 MSG
This is how to walk through dark places. Was is not David that also wrote that “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil”?
David then goes ahead to tell us His secret. He says he desires to remain in intimacy with God. Intimacy with God removes the plague of the fear of men or battles. Why? God will keep you in the day of trouble. God will hide you and place you out of reach when trouble comes. Even when you are still surrounded by enemies, you can hold your head high!
Beloved, when you know God and you catch an insight into who He is by revelation, fear loses its grip on you forever. Like David, you can offer sacrifices of joy in tough times and singing praises with music (Psalm 27:6).
Can you say like David: My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “ Lord, I am coming.”?
Psalms 27:8 NLT
Light dispels fear. You cannot defeat what you have no light about. Go for light.
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