31 There Is No Substance In That Shadow

 There Is No Substance In That Shadow

There Is No Substance In That Shadow

 

 

The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me. Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:1-6


 

No matter what has happened to you, if you will stay on the path where the Shepherd leads, leaving your disappointments to the Lord, you will find the peace, joy, and fulfilment you seek.

Life is hard. We’re not talking about trusting the Lord through plenty. We’re talking about clinging to the Lord’s leading through abandonment, hurt, abuse, and suffering.

As you walk through hard times, you can find comfort in God’s promise from Psalm 23:4 which says, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

The shadow of death is a picture of how shadows represent darkness and gloom and is figurative of a severe test or trial. But a shadow has no substance. Can you catch, or touch or hold a shadow? No.

Once you make a choice to leave the past behind you, you can overcome the hurt and fear that it might happen again. You can walk through the shadow for it has no substance.

A shadow is created when an obstruction comes between a light source and a surface.

Many times we bring on the shadows in our lives because we put something between God and ourselves. It can be bad memories between you and God. It may be fear between you and God. It may be family or friends between you and God. Whatever it is, a shadow is produced.

I remind you again: a shadow has no substance. The shadow may appear to loom larger than the obstruction, but it’s an illusion. Satan’s ploy is to make the test or trial that you are dealing with appear larger than it truly is, just like the shadow. He wants you to believe that there is no way around the shadow. He’s a deceiver. When the obstruction is removed and the light of God’s glory is allowed to shine on the situation, there is no shadow. The illusion disappears.

The Lord is your Shepherd. His light will remove the shadow of tests or trials from your life, but you have to get rid of what’s between you and God.

Today’s Bible Reading: 

Exodus 32-34; Philippians 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Thank God for meeting you in my journey of life,because you speak direct into my life everyday

  2. Bobby Kamaroes says:

    Isn’t that the truth that things that do not really exist bring so much fear into our life; you woke me up. The substance of a shadow cannot scare me anymore!!

  3. Olga, thank you for this article about shadows and the reminder that shadows really have no substance when the Lord is truly our Shepherd.

  4. ogah israel says:

    your message were like stop thinking that here is the solution. that is its timely. when i was reading the mail i fill you flash a search light in to my heart and see what am going through. thanks a lot. merry Christmas in advance. i love you

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