Eyes open to the darkness of mid-night; relief that it was only a dream settles. The horror of the nightmare lingers. Heart rate begins to slow, but the mind will not release. What if. . . fumes of fear create thoughts and pictures in the imagination. In his realm, the gloom and dark of night, the enemy seeks to trap us in anxiety.
As God’s enemy and ours, the devil defies Jesus to save us. Ha! You did it once and for all, Jesus, You defeated satan on the cross! Now You arm us with faith which cannot be overpowered by the devil. We follow Your Word under the tutorage of the Holy Spirit and we cannot be beaten. You indwell us, and submitted to you, nothing can harm us. When things come against us, Your protection holds always!
Sometimes people will come against us. Sometimes governments will try to overcome us. But You Lord are greater than all! As we choose to be Your children and live in a deep committed relationship with You, You put Your shield of glory over us to protect us. You are our rear guard and none can come behind us to deceive us.
Isaiah 58:8-9 (AMP)
8-9 Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, “Here I am”
Isaiah 4:5-6 (AMP)
And the Lord will create over the whole site, over every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy (a defense of divine love and protection). And there shall be a pavilion for shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge and a shelter from storm and from rain.
Those who live rightly enjoy the protection of the glory of God. The glory is full of power and light; anyone covered by the glory has nothing to fear. God has promised a covering of His glory, a defense of divine love and protection.
There shall be a a place for shade against the heat and a refuge from storms and rain. The heat of accusation, ill treatment, chaos the enemy attempts to bring against us, cannot overcome us with God sheltering us; storms of discord and frenzy of panic and fear, of hatred and disease cannot vanquish us, because our loving God places His protective shield of glory over us. We walk with God ~ unafraid through storms. There shall be no sneaking up behind us to catch us off guard, because His glory is also our rear guard. Live without fear!