Friday, October 9, 2015
A Closer Look at Our Fear
"He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells in Him." Daniel 2:22
My son nervously asked me to come into his room. He hesitantly directed me to look at his window and asked, "Mom, do you see those two lights through the window that look like eyes?" Immediately I saw what he was referring to and went over to the window.
One thing I have found through the years is to dispel a fear, you have to face it.
Admittedly, the two lights did appear a little freaky. However, upon a closer examination, I discovered the source of the illuminated illusion. Somehow the reflection off a shiny black object in his room had hit the window at just the right angle to appear to be two eyes on the other side.
Many of the fears we hold are similar to that of my ten year old son. His fear was only an illusion of something real. His fear was not based on truth, but rather a lie held in his mind. There were no eyes in the window, but rather just a reflection.
There are fears we hold which have no physical substance but rather are merely a reflection of a lie we have held onto from something in our past.
Busyness or being too fearful of what we might find by taking a closer look into the window of our souls may keep us from the window. Instead we just pull down the shades and pretend we have no fear of what is on the other side. Whatever the reason for our lack of pursuit of extinguishing our fear, we are walking around in bondage as a result.
Perhaps it is time to take a closer look at our fears.
What I am starting to discover is that if we will just take a closer look into the dark window, we will find the root of the issue. We can uncover the truth of what lies in the dark and bring it into the light of God's Word. When fear is brought into the light of God's Word, His truth will shatter the darkness and fear will lose its hold.
My son is no longer afraid of his window or what is outside in the dark. Just as I led my son to take a closer look into the darkness to dispel his fear, I want to encourage you today to ask the Lord to reveal the hidden things in the dark that are causing you fear. Ask Him to show you what lies you are believing and seek His truth. Fear will disappear in the light of His truth.
Isaiah 41:10 "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your god. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the L your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”