You probably already know this.
Then, why do we fall for his tricks so often?
Let’s face it. He can be pretty convincing at times.
Sometimes it helps just to remind ourselves of this truth…
The devil lies to you and me
Call to mind that issue that keeps plaguing you lately.
Now ask yourself
Does that thought bring me encouragement?
Does that thought bring me peace?
Does that thought lift my spirits?
Or are those thoughts causing depression, fear and discouragement?
If you tend to feel more like the last answers, guess where those thoughts are coming from?
You see, God’s thoughts are never fearful, never depressing and never discouraging.
That would be against His nature.
That’s a sure way to recognize, that even though the thought may seem very real,
It didn’t come from your Heavenly Father.
And you cannot afford to have a thought in your head that He doesn’t have in His.
So, what’s a person to do?
Sometimes thought bombard us so badly that we cannot seem to turn them off.
Rather than trying NOT to think about them, just simply choose to think on something else. Let me give you an example…
In working with young people a lot, a common lie Satan tells them is
You will die young.
But that goes against God’s Word. Psalms 91 explains that God wants to give us a long life.
The devil may retort with…
“Yes, but there are lots of good people that have died young. That means you are a candidate too!”
And there is some truth to that statement.
He’s very good about putting enough truth in a statement to make you believe it.
But we do not know the circumstances that surround the deaths of every good, young person.
What we do know is what God’s Word has said.
Children who obey their parents are promised a long life (Exodus 20:12), plus the promise in the 23rd Psalm.
Wouldn’t it be a better idea to agree with what God has spoken than what the enemy has spoken to you?
Here’s another popular lie the enemy tries to sell us…
Your nerves are getting so bad you are going to have a nervous breakdown.
And you know as well as I do, some days are so bad that this almost seems true!
So, what’s a person to do on days like this?
Remember the words of the One who gave up His life so that we could have a wonderful life.
Take His words and turn them into declarations over your life because the power of life and death is in your tongue (Proverbs 18:21).
Recently, a young adult mentioned to me they had a headache all day.
They explained lies began to pour into their head that sounded like this:
“You have an aneurysm”
Immediately, fear gripped their heart. “I have had a headache all day. Could this be the case?” they wondered.
But they knew this was not God’s nature for their life to be cut short, and so they began to say His promises of life aloud.
This is how we combat the lies the devil tells us.
Knowing some of these lies have sounded familiar to you too, let me give you some Scriptural declarations to speak over your life:
God hears me when I pray, answers me, and delivers me from all my fears. Ps. 34:4
God is holding my right hand and is telling me not to fear because He is helping me. –Isa. 41:13
I have God’s peace because He gave it to me. John 14:27
Lord, I thank you that you have granted me peace at all times and under all circumstances, whatever comes. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
Jesus came that I might be safe and sound. John 3:17
I hope in God because he is reliable, trustworthy and faithful to His promises. –Hebrews 10:23
The righteous face troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue every time. Ps 34:19
If you’ve been battling lies of the enemy, I strongly suggest copying and pasting these Scriptures, then printing them out and keeping them nearby for declaration.
You will be amazed the next time the devil comes to you in the night to cause you to experience anxiety and these Scriptural declarations rise up in your spirit and bring you peace.
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