Dark have been my dreams of late. (King Theoden of Lord of the Rings)
It’s not a common thing, but every once in a while my dreams will be dark—full of sin, discouragement, worry and dread. And I hate it, because I think it reveals that there is something deep in my memory banks—something that I am not consciously aware of, something that I have not dealt with.
But in a way, these dreams may turn out to be a good thing—because it gives me a chance to pray over it, and to ask God to cleanse me of any hidden sins and things that I have long since forgotten.
Dark dreams could also be Satan attacking us, trying to discourage us and accuse us. Again, we can use this as an opportunity—to pray against the devil.
I wish all my dreams were pure. I want to dream of Jesus and of heaven. I want to dream of doing good things for people—of doing deeds of love.
But since we live in a dark world I’m not sure that is entirely possible.
However, if we meditate on the word morning and evening that will help. Joshua tells us to meditate on the word day and night (Josh. 1:8). I think this means that when we meditate on the word during the day, especially at night, our subconscious mind will continue to meditate on it all night long.
Lord, bring out in our dreams your word. Fill our dreams with the joy of your salvation. Let us hope in your coming and dream of your house. (John 14:1-3)
But if it is your will to let us go through the darkness, give us the strength to face it and pray against it in you name. amen.