I'll never forget my childhood fear that the clothes placed on my chair would suddenly turn into a shadowy dragon-like figure after my bedroom lights were turned off. My early experience with  fear-driven insomnia reminds me that when trouble arrives on the doorstep of life, fear is not our friend. It disables us from moving forward and causes us to shrink from doing what is right, unless we have our eyes fixed on Jesus. Trust the presence and power of Jesus in the midst of life's storms.