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Session 5

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Read: 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Being in the dark is a scary thing. In fact, Achluophobia, or the fear of the dark, often tops the list of the most common phobias. People don’t like to live in confusion or uncertainty, and the darkness can put us right in the middle of those feelings. Without light, our perception is off, we are disoriented and we can feel helpless and overwhelmed.

The freedom of being able to see the world around us is amazing compared to the feeling of being in darkness. When we choose to live a life apart from Jesus, it’s like we are choosing to wear a blindfold that constantly keeps us in the dark. We are filled with doubt and uncertainty, and a relationship with Jesus is the only thing capable of lifting the blindfold from our eyes to free us from the confusion .

In 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, we are taught that spiritual freedom comes from God himself.  “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:17-18).  In a relationship with Jesus, we are free from the darkness of our sins and our pasts, and we can boldly enter into the light of God’s presence. Our blindfolds are permanently lifted, allowing us to enjoy and reflect His glory!


  • Do you feel trapped in darkness by the sins of your past? If so, maybe your next step is to accept Christ’s forgiveness and salvation. You can find more information about salvation here.
  • If you have already accepted Christ as your Savior, can you name one time that you still felt like you were living in darkness? What is one thing you can do during these times to remember that God is greater than your emotions and circumstances?

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