I am not afraid of the dark anymore because . . .

When I was 6 to 9 years old, I was afraid of the dark.  Whenever I was afraid I would pray to Jesus.  Then there would be times that I’d forget to pray to Jesus, and I would run to my mom.  I would hold her tight and tell her that I was afraid.  My mom would say to me, “Let’s pray and read what God has to say in the Bible.”  My mom reminded me that I have to pray and have faith in Jesus, like it says in the Bible.  I still pray even if I’m not afraid.  That’s what the Lord Jesus wants us to do everyday.  We have to thank Jesus, praise Him, and love Him with all of our heart.  We also have to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.  I love Jesus, praise Him, and follow His rules.  You should too.  God didn’t give me or us fear.  The devil did.  We need to be strong, have faith in Jesus, and always pray for the shield of faith with His spiritual armor.  Then, we will be able to extinguish all of the flaming arrows and the fiery darts of fear that the devil targets at us.  I’m not afraid anymore because I love the Lord very much.  I was saved by the age of 10 years old.  I go to Jubilee Worship Center in Hobart, Indiana.  I hardly understood the Lord, but now I do understand the Word of God. God tells us in Psalms 56:3-4, “Whenever I’m afraid I will trust in you.  In God I will praise His words.  In God I have put my trust, I will not fear.  What can flesh (man) do to me?”  Isaiah 26:3-4 says, “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.  Trust in the Lord forever, for in YOU, the Lord is everlasting strength.”  Ephesians 6:16 says, “Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”  I John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.  But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.  We love Him, because He first loved us.”  Hebrews 13:5-6 says, “Let your manner of life be free of the love of money, while you are content with the present things for he has said:  ‘I will by no means leave you nor by any means forsake you.’  So that we may be of good courage and say:  Jehovah is my helper, I will not be afraid, what can man do to me?”

-- Celina

REAL LIFE STORIES - Chapter 75

AFRAID OF THE DARK


 


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