THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU; THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE SHINE UPON YOU, AND BE GRACIOUS TO YOU; THE LORD LIFT UP HIS COUNTENANCE UPON YOU, AND GIVE YOU PEACE
Are you living in the land of the shadow of death? Are you surrounded by the deepest gloom? Are you walking in stark darkness?
Is your gloom caused by the belief that you have come to the end of your resources and that everything is in vain? Is your darkness caused by the belief that it is too late to ask God for help? Are you living in the land of the shadow of death, because you feel your anger and bitterness have made your heart inaccessible to God’s healing?
INDEED, THE DARKNESS SHALL NOT HIDE FROM YOU, BUT THE NIGHT SHINES AS THE DAY; THE DARKNESS AND THE LIGHT ARE BOTH ALIKE TO YOU
Precious Child, do not despair in your darkness. I, the Most High, can see deep inside your wounded heart. Nothing is hidden from Me, for darkness and light are both alike to Me. I am here to bless you and keep you, to shine My Face upon you and be gracious to you, to lift My Countenance upon you, and give you Peace.
HE BROUGHT THEM OUT OF DARKNESS AND THE DEEPEST GLOOM AND BROKE AWAY THEIR CHAINS
Be encouraged, Child. I can see what you cannot see. I can recognize what you cannot recognize. I can understand what you cannot understand. Darkness does not hide from Me. Gloom does not intimidate Me. The land of the shadow of death is not unfamiliar to Me.
Take heart! On you who are living in the land of the shadow of death a Light has dawned. I, the God of Light, stand ready to bring you out of your darkness and the deepest gloom and break away your chains. Only, invite Me into your land of the shadow of death. I will do the rest.
THE PEOPLE WALKING IN DARKNESS HAVE SEEN A GREAT LIGHT; ON THOSE LIVING IN THE LAND OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH A LIGHT HAS DAWNED
If you want to come out of your land of the shadow of death, find the negative, destructive beliefs from the father-of-lies that are causing the doom, dread, and despair in your heart. Then, invite the God of Light into this place. Allow Him to shine His Face upon you and be gracious to you. He will break away your chains and bring you out of darkness.
PRAYER: Most High, how comforting to know that darkness and light are both alike to You. I invite You into my land of the shadow of death. Come and lift Your Countenance upon me and give me Peace. Break away my chains. Then, take my hand and lead me out of this gloom, so I may be set free from my beliefs of doom, dread, and despair.
Maintain an Awareness
The defense mechanism of blaming has been with us since the beginning of time.