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30 Days of Truth: You will not fear the terror of night.

Truth 10:  You will not fear the terror of night.

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day. Psalm 91:5 NIV

The Lie:  You will always be afraid.
I used to often dream that I was being chased. Whether I was in a dark stairwell, a parking garage or a building, I was always running and trying to get away. I would wake up with my heart pounding and it would take me a while to get back to sleep.
My nightmares were very vivid, and during those first few minutes of waking up it felt so real. I’d look around and convince myself that I was safe and it was just a bad dream. Again.
I was tired. I was afraid, and I felt so alone. Especially at night.
Psalm 91 gave me hope and brought me peace. I loved reading it in different translations like the Voice, The Message and the Amplified Bible. The promises of God’s protection made me feel safe. It was my go-to chapter when I had terrifying dreams. Sometimes just whispering or saying the first two verses in my head over and over would help:

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,

    my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2 NIV

I don’t dream about being chased anymore. I occasionally have bad dreams, but it is nothing like before, and I am able to recover much faster.
Stepping into the light and facing my demons in the daylight helped me to not have to fight them as much in the darkness of night.
I no longer fear the terror of night.

You will not dread the terrors that haunt the night or enemy arrows that fly in the day Psalm 91:5 VOICE

April is #SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) and for thirty days I will share the lies I believed and the truth that I discovered in my healing from childhood sexual abuse. To start at the beginning and read the first post click here —> 30 Days of Truth – I am a Masterpiece

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  1. This was exactly what I needed to hear tonight ! The scripture is so powerful and for so long I never knew how to use that authority that God had bestowed to me for many years ! The enemy wants to make us afraid and doubt that God is always with us every second of everyday ! Michelle , thank you for your heart of truth and honesty and for these words to help me through the word of God and your ministry ! Amen

  2. Psalm 91 is one of my favourite chapters too. I read it so much I learned it off by heart and when I was afraid I would recite it over and over. Such powerful words!

  3. When fear got to me at night like this I was blessed to recite part of Proverbs 3:
    23 you will go on your way in safety,
    and your foot will not stumble.
    24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
    when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
    25 Have no fear of sudden disaster
    or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
    26 for the Lord will be at your side
    and will keep your foot from being snared.
    Thankful we don’t have to live afraid!

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