Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Trusting God Part 22 - Safety

It was a business meeting and I was surprised at the turn in conversation. One man turned to me and said, “Gail, you’re a pastor. I don’t understand why it is I have nightmares of terrible things happening. I seem to sense things”. “Yes”, added the woman across from me, “I don’t sense things but sometimes in the night I see or feel things in my room.”

These are actually fairly common questions. Usually asked privately because they are disturbing to the individual, but here we were with a table full of business people… and so we talked about God.

Sometimes God will give a dream in order to spur us to pray for a certain situation. In these times we will have an urgency to bring the situation to God so that His will will be accomplished.

But other times, these experiences seem to leave the individual feeling fearful and worried or at the least, curiously disturbed.

We do live in spiritual world. Just as we open our hearts to the Spirit of God and allow Him to come into our lives, we can also open our hearts to other spirits. Sometimes it is through the choices we make to engage in activities we know are not from God that we open doors in our lives. Other times these things just seem to happen without explanation.

The Bible gives us a wonderful verse that we can use whenever fear overtakes our soul, whether it is in the middle of the night or any other time. It says….

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

When you feel a fear come over your soul that wants to settle in and leave your heart disturbed and anxious, speak the name of Jesus. In the night if things awaken and disturb you, speak the name of Jesus. Any work of the enemy cannot stand when the name of Jesus is proclaimed as our strength. His name, and all it represents as our Savior and our God, is a strong tower of refuge for us as believers. If this happens often and leaves you living a life of fear, ask God to show you if you have opened any doors in your life, through your choices. If He brings something to mind, confess it and ask His forgiveness, close the door on those choices and claim the power of His name in your life. The spirit of fear does not come from God (2 Timothy 1:7 KJ)

prayer & reflection

Father God,
I thank you for sending Jesus to be my Savior. I thank you for the powerful name of Jesus and the refuge it is when I am fearful and afraid. Remind me in the day, or in the night, when fear wants to capture my heart, that Jesus is my strong tower of refuge. May I be reminded by Your Holy Spirit to speak His name in the face of fear. Thank you for the strength you offer me through Jesus.
I pray this in His powerful name, Amen.