Wolves in the Dark
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
When Lord Mountbatten, a British naval commander, was five years old, he disliked sleeping in the dark. He confided in his father that his concern wasn't the dark itself, but rather the wolves inhabiting the darkness. His father tried to assure him that there weren't wolves in their house, but his boy responded, "I daresay there aren't. But I think there are."
Aren't we good at conjuring up beasts? Even though our brains know there aren't wolves in the attic or monsters under the bed, we still lie awake with our fingers and toes tucked beneath the blankets.
Friend, God doesn't intend for you to live a life of fear. Like a protective father, He is there to comfort and assure us that we are not alone. Chase the wolves from your darkness. God will help you. It might be as simple as a prayer, or it might entail the help of a pastor or a professional counselor. Take a step toward chasing your wolves today.
"Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there's no room left for worry thoughts." - Howard Chandler Christy (1873-1952)
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.