Gone are the days of the Boogie Man living beneath your bed. Hollywood has devised more sidious figments of your imagination such as Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers and Hannibal Lecter. All it takes is a scary movie, darkness and isolation to invite nightmares into your dreams. This is where fear turns an ordinary evening into a terrifying experience.
When you add fuel to this fire by indulging in graphic images on television, the degree only intensifies. Although dreams come and go, anyone who opens the door to demonic activity, Ephesians 4:26-27, will need a spiritual remedy to set their mind free from nightly horror. Thoughts such as,” its just an R-rated movie, what harm could possibly come from this,” will likely dig a hole that can haunt souls for years.
According to the Psalmist, there is a cure for nightmares. Sleepless nights will come to an end as you begin to dwell in the shelter of God’s wings, Psalm 91:1. This isn’t a casual relationship, coming and going as you please. Rather, Psalm 91:2-4 suggests a devout faith, trusting in the Lord, not your own strength to overcome obstacles, snares and trials in life. As your commitment level breeds spiritual disciplines, God promises to protect you from Satan’s flaming arrows in the day and conscience from fear at night, Psalm 91:5. Applying these principles lead to sweet dreams once again.
by Jay Mankus