I don’t think clearly when I’m hungry, either! How about you?
What are the monsters under your bed? Have they identified themselves? Are they hungry for your soul?
The monster I am thinking of today is . . . FEAR. What things keep you up at night? What anxieties work you over as you are trying to get some rest? Our culture suggests that fear is only a negative emotion, something that stifles our creativity and inhibits our success.
The Bible has a lot to say about fear. For example, it says that “the fear of man brings a snare.” (Prov. 29:25). Here is the verse in the New King James: 25 The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” There is an alternative to fearing man — it is trusting in the Lord.
There is plenty to fear in life — but I can choose to trust in the Lord. My hope and faith must not be in fallible man (especially in myself), but in Him! HE is to be feared, for “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction,” we read in Proverbs 1:7. We are told in Psalm 111:10 that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.”