Note – God doesn’t promise that night terrors, let alone harsh experiences while we are awake, won’t come.
On the contrary, they will come but when they do, when we are ‘in the valley of the shadow of death’ He does promise He’ll be with us in those times.
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV
Psalm 91 (NIV) –
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord , “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord , “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
Psalm 91:1-16 NIV
While IN THOSE TIMES OF TERROR during the day, mid-day and night He is with us who put our love & trust in Him. The Scriptures tell us He sends angels !
Not everyone goes through terrors and it is a cold hard fact that bad things happen to good people (Matt 5:45)
Regardless of our faith we may experience terrible things the only difference is we know who’s hand to hold & who holds the future regardless of what the future holds (Jer. 29:11).
I have a friend, Gary Schutt
He suffered with what he thought were ‘night terrors’ when he was a child. As an adult he experienced it again. The fact is that it is actually ‘sleep paralysis’.
This video is his creative way of expressing his experience…
Watch “Gary Schutt – Night Terror” on YouTube
He gives facts about this experience during the video (be sure to read them) and clarifies what is happening with our bodies during what some call ‘night terrors’ –
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Gary has faith and very strong & high morals/standards. We’ve shared the common interest in music & the music industry, as well as, a genuine concern for each other over the past 17 years.
It is a true honor to be friends with such a talented person but also a true privileged to have a ‘brother’ like him. Iron sharpens iron.
In God we trust, Beetle
The Message Translation of Ps. 91-
You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “ God , you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you— under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you. You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses. Yes, because God’s your refuge, the High God your very own home, Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling. You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,”
says God , “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
I’ll rescue you, then
throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!”
Psalm 91:1-16 MSG
It is all going to be okay, just hold on.
Go to👉A stare into the face of suicide for my personal struggle and experience that I have to let God fight for me continually.
While in this body,👉 in this earth suit and in this world each of our journeys will be different but we all have our creator & each other to see us through.
Personal note- Faith is important but while here in this body don’t hesitate to get professional help with physical & psychological issues along with a pastor or friend who encourages you Spiritually. Remember we have our bodies (physical) our brains (psychological) and Souls (Spiritual) sides that we are trying to live with. I am going thru my own things and I’m more than willing to share & help in any way I can but you & I can’t battle these demons only God can truly handle these torturous times.
God will help us in all 3 areas;
- mentally &
and one of the ways He does that is through
- each other & directly
- one on one with each individual in a relationship with Him.
God bless you. You, bless God.
Here is me sporting one of Gary’s crew shirts when I did a few side projects with his production company appropriately named, “Shut Up Productions”
Special thanks to Gary Schutt For creating such great music & lyrics (not just this song) and for giving permission to share this personal experience.
Last but not least, if you love classic rock songs by the band “Rush” be sure to check out my index of post I wrote inspired by RUSH songs at 👉Moving Pictures – The Series👈
🎬🎥🎬EXTRA – Gary Schutt🎬🎥🎬