undisputable that physical danger lies all
around us, each and every day through violence,
deceit, natural disasters and accidents.
It’s easy to
physically guard ourselves and take precautions
of safety to protect ourselves, but how do we
guard against those dangers we cannot see at
The planes of the spirit and the mind can be
amazingly powerful components of who we all are;
but how aware our we in protecting ourselves
from lies? From whispered chaos in our
heads? From fear? From
How do we
rise up and guard ourselves when we are already
in those low places, where we can no longer see
the sun and when all hope has seemed to fail us?
It is in
those moments that we, more than any other time,
must look around, alert and ready…for that is
when the dark one comes.
moments of pain, maybe hurt by another
emotionally, maybe fearful of the future, maybe
overwhelmed by unpleasant life
situations…whatever the form, we have all been
there. That dark place where we don’t know
how to go on…when those lies bombard us, telling
us we are worthless…telling us it’s pointless to
keep fighting on.
moment you find yourself in that place…wash your
thoughts with the truth of who you are, that you
can rise up and beat this…that it will pass…that
the sun will indeed shine again.
foe head on. So many countless times I
would sit in the very deepest of despair.
I would look about me and find no physical
reason to keep trying. Many times I felt
all alone, unloved, unvalued…and since I didn’t
value myself this took me into thoughts of
giving up completely.
But God has
called us to be victors, especially in our
deepest and darkest hours. We do not have
to fall victim in the dark…but we can stand and
roar in the night with a lion’s heart…fierce,
bold, with un-killable will.
Keep the eyes of your mind’s eyes looking around
you…know your enemy…and be always watchful for