The Power of the Hidden

So, we have seen and proved that what the prophets said came true. You will do well to pay close attention to everything they have written, for, like lights shining into dark corners, their words help us to understand many things that otherwise would be dark and difficult. But when you consider the wonderful truth of the prophets’ words, then the light will dawn in your souls and Christ the Morning Star will shine in your hearts.                                                                                                                                                II Peter 1:19 (Living Bible)

I recently spoke to client with anxiety, asking her to write out the things over which she has control, and the things over which she does not have control. She started on the list but then admitted that she had trouble completing the assignment because it gave her anxiety to look at those things directly. Things which are hidden take on more power than they ought. My client  started to recognize this as she began the assignment.

Indeed, even if she did not complete the assignment of bringing to light those things over which she lacked control, they still remained with her- but hidden to the light of day. When we began to talk about those things, the power of the hidden became less. She was, in that moment, exercising some control over those things which she formerly had assumed had power over her. She could exercise a behavior which showed that she does have the ability to control her thoughts.

So, hidden things in our life can exercise control over us, if we let them.

Prayer: Lord, we see your truth that light breaks the power of darkness, Amen.

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