It began in the Garden of Eden. It was in that perfect place of love and joy that Satan twisted the truth, giving birth to the first lie. Adam and Eve received the lie as truth, believed, and fell into sin. Ever since, lies have only reproduced and multiplied. Like a deadly plague that leaves weakness and death in its wake, lies take over the heart, leaving only despair, guilt and shame.
I often hear lies whispered in the depths of my heart. They tell me that I am not good enough, that I am not loveable, and unworthy. These lies become beliefs about myself, triggering destructive thoughts and feelings. But God has not left me helpless and alone. He has given me His Spirit to convict me of the truth. I also have the weapon of His Word to defend against the lies.
Do you struggle in your own battle against lies? Let’s go into battle together and put those lies to death.
1. Lie: You are not worthy. No one loves you. Truth: God loves you. He created you with a purpose. He loves you as much as He loves His own son. (Read: John 17:23, Psalm 139, Ephesians 1:4-8)
2. Lie: You are weak and helpless. Truth: God gives us the strength we need to do whatever He has called us to. (Read: Philippians 4:13, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Psalm 121)
3. Lie: God won’t forgive you. Your sin is too bad, too shameful to be forgiven. Truth: You are never too far out of God’s reach. He loves us out of His great mercy and grace. (1 John 2:12, Ephesians 1:7, Psalm 65:3, 1 John 1:7, John 8:36, Matthew 18:12)
4. Lie: Your life is hopeless. Nothing will ever change. Truth: Christ is our hope and because of His death for us, we have the hope of eternity with Him. He is with us in our trials and life’s challenges, helping us through them, for our good and His glory. (Read:Titus 1:2, 3:7, 1 Peter 1:3, Romans 6:23, John 3:16, Romans 8:28)
“Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17