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The Shadow of Death is Doubt
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.
What then is the Shadow of Death?
Does death cast a shadow?
These are the questions we ponder in reading this scripture and in my discovery found the Shadow of Death to be…Doubt.
What is doubt, except the absence of Trust, but Doubt must be exposed in order to realize its methods. Maybe some would say that a shadow is an indication of what is to come. The response would be yes, Death shall surely follow Doubt.
A valley would indicate a low place.
We all have valley experiences in our lives, and in keeping up with the writer of this Psalm, doubt is in the valley(low place in life). However, we can perhaps look at doubt as being the cause of our valley experiences too.
Nevertheless, the writer expresses his trust and surety in the presences of Divinity even in the midst of doubt by dismissing the fear of evil.
Is Your Firmly Anchored?
First, we would have to ask; How do we find ourselves living in doubt? Trust, not firmly anchored can generate Doubt.
Consequently, if we look at the word, shadow, we realize that a shadow is not a real image, only a backdrop of the image.
Who then is fearful of shadows? Who believes a shadow to be real? If we remove fear from the equation, shadows would lose the power of its uncertainty.
We would then have to question whether doubt is based on reality or illusion.
Is it an illusion to believe in the reality of doubt?
We all have lived in doubt at one time or another, manifesting itself, through worry, anxiety and stress. However, if Doubt is only the Shadow of Death, is Light equal to Life?
Can Trust then be Life’s Light? I am the Way, The Truth and the Life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Doubt is the culprit in eroding the drive for you to become Great and reach your full potential. It is essential for us to deal with this issue, because it can spread like cancer.
We can choose to ignore the presence of doubt in our lives, but consequences of overlooking its presence can present us with other difficulties directly resulting from our reluctance to deal with doubt.
In the article "I Doubt It" this subject is discussed in further detail.
I Doubt It
- The Enemy of Doubt
How doubt holds you back in life and how to get rid of doubt and move forward on your goals.
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