I’m not here to play the game that the title of this post might suggest, but rather reveal both the lies Satan feeds us, and some truths that God has for us to fight those lies with.. I’m just going to get into it, not much need for an introduction, I don’t think
Lie #1- Because of your sin, God is mad at you
Truth #1- Psalm 103:12- He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
God doesn’t hold a grudge against your sins, he desires to remove that sin from us, as far as the east is from the west.. A phrase that is used so often in the church that it almost sounds cliche, but it is God’s promise to us, and true. Satan wants you to hold on to the guilt and burden of your sins, but God can take it away.
Daniel 9:9- But the Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him.
When we ask him, God is quick to forgive. He doesn’t stay “mad” at us for our sins, and he always shows us his mercy. The enemy wants you to believe that your sins are not forgiven, but that is one of his lies. God wants you to give him your sins, and he wants to forgive you, despite the sins you have committed, big or small. We all sin, and God desires for every person to turn to him with our sins and rest in the truth of his great forgiveness.
Lie #2- You are alone
Truth #2- Psalm 34:18- The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in Spirit
Psalm 145:18- The Lord is near to all who call out to him, to everyone who calls out to him sincerely
Deuteronomy 31:6- Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you
Time and time again in the Bible we are reminded that God is with us always, and will always answer when we call to him. No matter whether we are depressed or joyful, tired or energized, God is there. When we feel lonely, he is our comfort. The devil pushes these feelings on us, he feeds us the lie of loneliness. But God is always near, we are never alone.
Lie #3- You don’t matter
Truth #3- Matthew 6:30- And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you.
1 John 3:1- See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are
The Bible tells us that God cares for everything- a common passage reference is the sparrow, found in Matthew 10. In Matthew 6 God also talks about the flowers and how he cares for them. If he has love for the flowers, his love for us as his children is obviously there, too, as we matter much more than a flower to God. He cares for us immensely, we matter to him. He loves us with a Father’s heart- and not an earthly father, who can make mistakes and sin and love imperfectly, but with a perfect Father’s heart. We are children of God, the apple of his eye, and we most certainly matter!
These are just a few of the many truths God has for you, and his Word, the Bible, is full of many more. Take these truths and hold them in your heart. Do not believe the lies of the devil, for he desires destruction of your life, but rather trust in the Lord and seek to understand his truth
I’m hoping this will bless your heart today!