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Afraid of the Dark

Anchor Devotional - 07.09.16


“He said, ‘Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.’”

Daniel 3:25

When we landed in Afghanistan, I went to the front of our military plane and said a prayer for all the soldiers on board. Uncertain of what lie ahead, every person was glad to be prayed for. We then descended from the plane into darkness. There were a few dim lights scattered across the airfield and a dull glow emanating from the terminal, but the feeling was inescapable: We were kept in the dark to be less of a target.

We gathered our gear and climbed into military vehicles, some better armed than others. A switch was flipped, creating a high-pitched sound that would help protect us from improvised explosive devices. From that point on, we were never truly safe.

Has fear ever brought you to a point of feeling unsafe, exposed, vulnerable? It is then that you must recall God’s sovereign care for His people. I knew I could face the waters or the flame; God would be with me at all times and in all places. For each of you, this reality is written in the blood of Christ who passed through water and flames for you.

Scripture Focus

Daniel 3

Insight

Safe with Christ, you are never truly in danger.

Read the Bible

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  • Psalm 8
  • Matthew 12