Walking In The Shadow

Suggested Readings: Psalm 17:8, 9; 23:4; 36:7; 57:1; 63:7; 91:1

The Christian mantra encourages people to “walk in the light.” For in the light

everything is exposed and we easily discern what things actually are. But there

are times that come into our lives where we clearly have to walk in the shadow or

what may seem like darkness. It is during these times as a Christian, whose faith

and confidence is in God, that our darkness is simply a shadow, a place of refuge

under the wings of the Almighty. The attacks of the adversary, the troubles that

create so much turmoil, and the disease that pushes us toward depression all

assail us creating times of darkness. Yet, the child of God has a refuge place to

go to under the wings of the Almighty God that creates a shadow that protects,

defends, and comforts. There is a place that a child of God can go where he or

she will still have enough joy to sing a song of praise to God. He who dwells in

the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. So even if

we have to walk in the valley of the shadow of death, we don’t have to fear any

evil because God is with us.