Sometimes the devil will tempt you to think you’re much worse off than you really are. Don’t fall into that trap! You must begin to speak to your circumstances every day. Speak to your body. Speak to your money. Speak over your marriage. Release a word in order to shut the mouth of the devil.
Psalm 23:4 says, even when you WALK THROUGH the shadow of death…see that— WALK THROUGH. Don’t allow yourself to drown in your sorrow, pain or defeat. Quit camping out where God’s instructed you to walk through. KEEP MOVING FORWARD. I also find it very interesting that it says the “valley of the SHADOW of death”. Have you ever seen a shadow that killed anyone? It may appear that things look really bad but pass on through, IT’S A SHADOW! Darkness has to flee when the light is turned on.
In the latter part of that verse it gives you the reason why you should NEVER FEAR the shadow! He is with us! Emmanuel! He protects us by beating our enemies with His rod. Cancer is pulverized, poverty is defeated, failure is crippled because God leads us with His rod. His club keeps us right in the path we should be on. We may get distracted or do things that don’t benefit us but with His staff, He gently draws us in to the way we should go. Oh what promises are afforded those who seek refuge from the Lord and make Him their shepherd!
Drop off fear. If you're tempted to be in fear and anxiety remember it’s all smoke and shadows. The truth is you are healed, delivered, set free, above and never beneath, blessed when you come in and when you go! Receive that today, in Jesus’ Name!