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Terror Of The Night

You won’t need to worry about dangers at night or arrows during the day. -Psalms 91:5 (CEV)

Some people interpret the verse above to refer to something like an attacker coming to get you in the night-- perhaps a home invasion or something like that. For me, the attacker often comes in the form of fears and anxieties that I have not turned over to God, who will keep me safe from the "terror of the night" that often visits-- as some translations render the verse.

Lately I have had many visits from the "terror of the night" as I struggle to adjust to a new reality at work and how it affects my life in general. I have a great life with a woman I love very much, five beautiful  grandchildren and a nice home. The biggest and best thing is that we both know the Lord. Yet, despite all of that, I can sink into some sort of 'self-pity fest' and find myself filled with fear and lacking faith (they cannot occupy the same space at the same time). Time to immerse myself in the Word.

Even if a whole army surrounds me,
    I will not be afraid;
even if enemies attack me,
    I will still trust God. 
-Psalms 27:3 (GNT)

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