Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4 (NIV)
Would you say that your home is safe from intruders? What proactive measures have you taken to ensure your safety? Perhaps you have put a great deal of time and energy into safeguarding your abode. In addition to an abundance of time and energy, you may have spent a great deal of money on locks which claim to keep out even the craftiest of intruders.
Despite the fact that we make such an extensive and expensive investment in warding off intruders from the home in which we live, we don’t tend to take the same care of our physical abode. Fear serves as the intruder that knocks at the door of our minds each and every day. When we don’t have a plan in place to ward him off, he simply barges in. Not only does he barge in but he takes over and holds us hostage in the process.
If you feel that you are being held hostage by fear, don’t despair…it is still possible to break free and regain internal peace. Nevertheless, in order to do this we must comb through our instruction manual in search of truth over this matter. The bible is chock-full of scripture that disarm fear of his power. The next time fear comes around knocking at your door, let faith serve as your door attendant to man-handle and rough him up. He, himself, will be fearful to ever come near your door again.
Lord, thank you for my friend faith that guards the door of my mind and is committed to keeping fear far away from me.