Today I shared a devotion over at Laced with Grace entitled “I Don’t Buy That Lie”.
Satan doesn’t just temp us on the obvious things like to tell a lie, smoke cigarettes, talk bad about someone, or cheat on a test. He tempts us with less obvious things like when you are facing difficulty in life and everything seems to be falling apart. He comes along and whispers lies into your ear to lure you out onto his slippery pathways with one objective in mind…..for you to fall. Yes, he plays dirty. He kicks you while you’re down.
In those moments in life, that is when Satan runs as fast as he can to get to your ear and fill it with lies and deception. He tries to convince you that God has abandon you and no longer loves you. He tries to convince you that your situation is hopeless and will never change and never get better. He tries to discourage you when you need encouragement the most. He pushes you down, right at that moment you need a helping hand. He tries his best to drag you down as low as he can drag you so you are discouraged and hopeless of your situation.
Satan will drag you as far as you let him!
Yes trials are hard, no doubt, but the Lord has shown me something different in this scripture today. I’ve never thought about it like this before, but the reason we feel so weak, hopeless, fearful, discouraged and faithless........
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