The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
After watching one of the Star Wars movies, Melinda had a nightmare. She ran out of her bedroom screaming and bumped into her father, who was on his way to her room. He wrapped her in his arms to comfort her. But the caress frightened the sleep-walking child all the more.
“They’ve got me!” she shouted and squirmed in her father’s arms.
“Hush, Melinda,” he said, holding her closer. “Daddy has you. You’re all right. Shh.” He smoothed her hair and rocked her. She quieted and relaxed in his embrace.
Like Melinda, I have experienced fear that makes me want to run and scream. But my fears come from other sources, which Satan uses in an attempt to paralyze me. His weapon is real, sharp, and cuts to the core of my existence.
Next week, we’ll look at generational curses. Please study Acts chapter 12.
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks