Crushing Fear – Day 1 – Light

The devil has no power...except in the dark.

— Casandra Clare —

Today is Ash Wednesday, and it is the beginning of Lent (46 days leading to Easter).  If you have no understanding of Lent and its meaning–no problem.  Anyone who desires to improve their life will benefit from this Lenten journey.

Personally, Lent is when I try to grow closer in my relationship with God by eliminating negative energy received from unhealthy sources.

One of the most crippling sources of negative energy is fear.

As I’ve done a few times in the past, my Lenten blogs will be focused on conquering fear, which is one of the devil’s favorite tools in his quest to separate us from the amazing powers of God.

Fear is often the root cause of most of our character defects.

Fear gets us not to try, to not trust, to second guess, to control, to manipulate, to compare ourselves to others, to seek escapes through various addictions, to hold resentments, to hate, to worry, to stress, to give up, to feel inferior, to profess to know it all, to be judgmental, to be controlled by anger, to be easily offended, to get us to feel sorry for ourselves…the list goes on and on and on.

God easily counters fear, but the devil somehow convinces us we have no character defects, or they aren’t that bad, or we are so bad we are not worthy of God’s protection and strength, or we have a right to be angry, miserable, helpless, etc…

Conquering fear (the devil) is a process, not an event…I write from experience.

From today through April 4, we will confront the various faces of fear by blinding it with His light.

John 1:5, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it’.”

P.S. If you know someone who might benefit from walking with us on this Lenten journey, please forward these posts to them or send them my link


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