For look, the wicked bend their bows;  they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.3 When the foundations are being destroyed,  what can the righteous do?”Psalms 11:2-3

shot from the dark

Our enemy, Satan, does not fight fairly.  If he came to us in a direct assault, we would easily identify his tactics and make some attempts to resist him.  Yet, he shoots us from the shadows.  I offer this poem as a point of identification for both our reaction and our hope.

In the shadows he hides each day
Waiting for the open shot
Unaware what comes my way
My thoughts, he finds the spot
 
My first response is fear
I wasn’t ready for the attack
Armor was not in gear
Readiness was in lack
 
He reminded me of failures past
There are many too account
Why would God choose me
He shouldn’t, I surmount
 
Confusion follows next in line
A good direction is lost to me
I remember a simpler time
When I knew just where to be
 
Somebody stop this merry-go-round
My mind needs a firm place to stand
At last a promise from God I found
A Rock far from the shifting sand
 
In his refuge is the firm foundation
Fear and confusion must leave
His presence creates the formation
The hope to which I cleave
 
Take captive every thought
Take it to the cross to see
With His sacrifice He bought
A new creation for us to be

Although there is much in this world to fear and problems are all around us.  Our only and sure hope is found when we center our thoughts back toward Jesus. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us, even though we walk through many trials and problems, some from our own making and some because we live in a broken world.

Speak His promises OUT LOUD until your faith in the promise is restored.  He will come to you when you seek Him.  He ALWAYS does.  The prince of Peace comes and brings rest.  Receive His rest which comes when we know He is in control of all things…including our mess

God brings light to the shots from the shadows. Live in the freedom which His light brings to us.

Blessings Love y’all