Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
The picture behind "shadow of death" is "to pull towards, to go towards the completion of chaos".
Only a person who has entertained suicidal thoughts could accurately express the experience of the "shadow of death".
Sadly, for many in this day and age death has become the only means to turn off the chaos of life in a sin drenched world.
The shadow of death comes as the enemy of your unique God given purpose.
If you are walking through the shadow of death, let these words be on your lips: "let there be light, let there be purpose."
Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.