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Psalm 7:1 New King James Version

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

Physical light illuminates our way so that we can move forward without fear of bumping into something and it allows us the freedom to go in the right direction.  This is also true for our spiritual life. As the Light of the world, Jesus ushers us into places unfamiliar to us and we need His light or guidance to keep us on the straight and narrow.  This Light reveals the truth.    

John 8:12 (ESV)    

12. Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

He is the light of our path and He radiates as a beacon, directing our spirit into unknown territory.   

When Jesus speaks of salvation it is primarily regarding our redemption from the sin lifestyle and accepting Him as our Lord and Savior.  He desires for us to spend our eternity with Him.  

John 14:6 (ISV)

6 Jesus told him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

With salvation comes an abundance of blessings and tools that help us navigate through this world. 

Some people say FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real.

We fear what we do not understand.  There is no need to be afraid when God Himself guides us on our journey.   When we look around, most of us are not in a situation that would produce rational fear and yet many suffer from the feeling that a real threat exists.  This is an internal threat.  In these situations where we are governed by an unknown fear, it is because in our heart God has become very small and unable.  In our minds, we strip Him of His power and authority and take over by emitting the anxiety that gives us control even though its negative control.   We have to do something about the situation and since there is nothing physical we can do, then we have to do something internally.   

Not only does God know every obstacle and every hindrance planted there by the enemy who is trying to thwart His plan in and through us, but He knows how to open up an escape we need in dire situations.  He is the author of peace.

God wants us to feel His peace but He is never angry at us for drowning in fears.

He meets us in that place of fear and then, if we are willing, He slowly and lovingly pulls us onto the shores of confident peace.    

Challenge: When you are afraid look up and thank God for His peace.  You may not feel it at first, but the more you fight through the doubts and turbulence of the enemys lies, the more territory of peace you will step into.

God bless

Marni

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