A Closet With A Window

For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood,
but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world,
against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world,
and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)

God can use everyday things like a closet with a window in it to teach important lessons in life, because Satan tries to store ammunition in "dark closets" of the heart--things that can destroy a life. He is vicious as he roams this earth. Godís Word warns us that the "thiefís purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness." (John 10:10 NLT)

To open up those dark closets, we have to look deep inside ourselves and expose the pain to Godís healing power. We have to let His light erase the darkness. It is the only way to survive the cunning attacks of the enemy each day of our lives. These are invisible attacks where our minds are sent spinning into thoughts of guilt and self-condemnation among other things.

Do we try to just bear the pain or perhaps even agree with the lies of the enemy when they come, feeling we might deserve it? The enemy wants our agreement. He wants us to carry that burden of guilt and create dark closets that are available to him to use at opportune times. That is not what God wants.

Do we argue our case and fight for our rights, shutting the door up tight and locking it inside, thinking it then cannot hurt us? The dark closets will remain until we expose them for what they are, lies from the enemy. The only way they cannot harm us is to open the door and fill that area with the Truth of God. In working through it with God, we can experience our burdens being lifted.

God is not calling us to deny what has happened but simply to face the issues head on and stop letting the enemy attack us where weíre most vulnerable. It does not change what was, but it does change the control it can have over our lives. 

When we do, itís like God shoots a bit of Novocain into that area. Itís not allowed to hurt us anymore. When we "touch" it, it seems like it should hurt, but it doesnít. It is numb to the attacks of the enemy.

O Lord, you are my light;
yes, Lord, you light up my darkness.
2 Samuel 22:29 (NLT)

The Lord is the window of escape we are all looking for in the darkness of our lives.
All we need do is open the door and stand back--believing that the Light of God is much more powerful than the darkness of the enemy!!