I am so glad that truth wins over lies every time.
Today I saw it first hand.
My sweet, precious daughter was believing a horrible lie until today. We weren’t aware of what it was, only that something was wrong and our little ray of sunshine was having months of cloudy days.
When we got home after school she wanted to talk about the move back to the farm, the fear she had of going back to school there, her fears over relationships. As I suspected, there was a big, fat juicy lie that had been binding up my girl’s heart for a long time.
As her older sister and I listened we were mad and sad and glad all at the same time. Mad that anyone would plant such a lie in her heart, then realizing that person was just a tool of the enemy, the father of lies to hinder my girl. Sad that she’s carried this with her for so long and that it had cut her off from things that she should have been able to enjoy and glad, because with truth came the freedom.
How delightful to see a lie dispelled. All the clouds were gone and my girl was bright and happy and light.
Satan is oh-so-clever in his lying. He tells us things that are partly true and he aims carefully so that the lie, mixed with a little truth, will lodge directly where it will hurt the most…in our fear.
If we are fearful of rejection he will make sure we think we are not enough.
If we are fearful of provision he will show us our lack.
If we are determined to make a change, he will tempt us and remind us of past failure.
And he’ll probably use someone close enough to us to do the most damage. Most likely, they won’t be aware they’re even doing it.
The good news is that truth wins! When those lies are exposed to the light they can’t do any more damage. They are shown for what they are and they are rendered powerless.
You are not rejected, you are chosen. (1 Peter 2:9)
He will provide for our needs and we need only be concerned with today. (Matthew 6:25-34)
Today is a new day and you are a new creation, renewed by the transforming of your mind. You were given self-control, it’s yours. (2 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 12:2, 2 Timothy 1:7)
Expose the lies. Truth wins!
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