Every step I take on the path before me, the dark mist along it stirs and forms into menacing shadows and phantoms of despair, anxiousness, and worry. They claw at me with their deformed limbs, their evil thoughts bombard my mind with lies and confusion.
I unsheathe the double-edged sword at my side, I trust in its help and protection. Each of its edges are named, one with Truth, the other Grace. They cut through the shadows and phantoms, and give me courage to continue forward.
All the while, the sword whispers comfort, peace, and joy to calm my anxiousness and confusion. Its gentle, loving voice mixed with Truth and Grace pushes back the lies and tells of blessings just around the bend.
(Inspired by Psalm 37:23-24 and Psalm 16:11)