The lies started, started in the Garden of Eden with the very first woman. The lies. Deception. Way back then at the beginning of creation. In the midst of the beauty. In safety and comfort. In a place like none other since.
Even back then in the Garden lies crept into the mind, the heart of a woman. And still today.
Have you ever found yourself in the trap, the trap of dark, suffocating lies? Have you ever lost sight of the truth? Have you ever listened to the lies and let them run your life?
If you can answer yes to any of these, know this: you are not alone. You are not the worst, most messed up, broken. You are not alone in your suffering. Never alone.
The lies of the enemy come to women. Come to us in disguise. The lies destroy us. Tramble the flower blooming inside of us. However, the story does not have to end there. We don’t have to stay in the miserable lies.
Recently, my husband and I have been experiencing some difficult trials. At first, I was handling it well. I felt I was staying above the waters. Then the iceberg came. And I lost hold of the Truth. I heard things like: you are not good enough, you are so weak, you did something wrong and this is your punishment, you didn’t care deeply enough about others in the past. These lies tore me up inside. The enemy shooting down Hope, Truth, Love.
This morning as I think about this season. Struggling with the reality of how we will make it through. I know I can not fall to the lies. I can not lose what is true. I will not let the enemy destroy my family, my faith. I am not alone. We are not alone in our fiery trials.
We may fall down, get hurt yet there is always good. There is always God in the midst of our pain. The Calm Voice. One of truth, love, light. Look for Him. Choose God over the lies.
God cares. God is love. God is Hope. God is Light.
Cling to the truth. Let it set you free from the lies flooding your mind, your heart. Seek Truth in the storm.
I am choosing today to not listen to the lies any longer. Today I hear Truth…the Voice of Truth.
Will you join me?
John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” NKJV
1 Peter 5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. NKJV
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? ESV
1 John 4:9-10 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. NLT
Romans 15:11 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. ESV
1 Peter1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, ESV
1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. ESV