7. Experience

Hard experiences might build character, but they’re certainly not the kind of the thing that you eagerly await. No one wants to face hardship, though hardship will definitely be a part of your experience. Just the fear of facing difficulty keeps many of us from living well. When fear grips your spirit it is impossible to meet the day with strength and confidence.

 

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” – Psalm 23

 

For me, it takes more than the knowledge of God’s existence to arrest my fears. It seems that I must sense the comfort of His strength in the face of painful experiences. It’s then that I best know and feel His presence. I believe that the very foil of evil is the exposure of the believer’s strength buried within the burden of difficulty itself.   

 

Day 7 Guide

 

Pray for the comfort that would remove the fear of shadows.

 

© 2006, Levi Hill

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