Scared of Dark? Your Freedom is Here!
By Pastor Kim D’souza
By Pastor Kim D’souza
How many of you have a fear of dark? Does this fear keeps you from sleeping or wakes you up in the middle of the night? Is it like a storm of negative thoughts that rage a battle in your mind when evening fades, and there seems to be no escape? I believe this post will set you free. Remember these 5 things:
1. Your Father is the creator of nights
God is the creator of nights (Genesis 1:5) and He created the moon and stars to govern the night (Genesis 1:16) and God is exalted as head over all (1Chr 29:11-12). Once you digest this truth, know that as a child of God, you have authority over the night and every power of darkness. There is absolutely nothing that can match up to the power of the Spirit of Jesus inside you, whether it is day or night. The name of Jesus makes every darkness tremble! Wake up to the authority that God has given you and everyday command order in your night and commit your hours of sleep to the Lord. God says: I give my beloved sleep (Psalm 127:2).
2. Face your fears head on
Running away from your fears is not an option, fight it head on. God has not given you a spirit of fear but of power, love and sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). What God has not given you, why are you gullible enough to accept it? Use the sword of the Word of God and resist every trash from the enemy. Out loud declare every fear to leave. Get aggressive in what God says about you. Night shines bright as day and darkness is as light to God (Psalm 139:12) and so shall it will be for you. I believe that years of fear-filled nights and trauma will be broken for you right now in the name of Jesus.
3. Guard your senses
Just as faith comes by hearing, fear too comes by hearing. It’s what we hear and receive into our hearts through our senses that begins to project pictures in our imagination.So what are you feeding your mind most of the time? Are you looking at pictures that bring in fear, are you hearing experiences that make you shiver? Cut out the ungodly influences over your life, and you will be successful in choking majority of your fears. Instead feed (not just read) on the Word of God and your faith will grow. Let your room resound with worship music every night. Spend time praying in tongues. Paste scriptures of courage and boldness all around your bedroom walls. If this post encouraged you, write back to us. Share with us your struggles with unforgiveness, and we would be happy to pray for you.
Just as faith comes by hearing, fear too comes by hearing.
4. What you do before you sleep matters
During the night time, somehow things always look magnified – like if you hear some worrisome news, your fears and imagination becomes magnified. That’s why the Bible says, Meditate upon my Word day and night (Joshua 1:8). Instead of your phone or television, dwell on the Word of God and use your time before sleep especially to magnify your God. The Psalmist says, On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of night (Psalm 63:6). Don’t allow worry, anxiety to be your portion. Meditate on the promises of God – The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night (Psalm 121:6). God is my pillar of fire in the night (Exodus 13:21). Thank God for his faithfulness every night (Psalms 92:2)
5. Know what the devil is fighting!
Dreams are a powerful channel for God to communicate, and the devil is trying hard to hijack this channel by adulterating it and also through sleeplessness. So guard your eyes and what they see! Know what the devil is fighting – Jacob had an encounter with God when he was alone at night (Genesis 32:22-32). Secrets were revealed to Daniel in night visions (Daniel 2:19). You can make your nights a season of encounter! Start celebrating your nights instead of fearing them. May you get divine songs in the night (Job 35:10). May your nights open up divine wisdom and divine instruction from God (Psalm 16:7). May you get prophetic dreams (Matthew 2:13, Acts 2:17, Matthew 2:19).
Come on, child of God, rise up and stand. Live not one second more in the fear of dark or night. You have a name that makes darkness tremble!
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