Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don't Let the Devil Do His Thing

Ever have one of those days (weeks, months, years, lives)?

You're breathing. You're blinking. Undeniable proof that you are a living being. So what's up with the overwhelming feelings that you're invisible? unimportant? unnecessary?  Those feelings may seem true, but they are not truth. The devil is lying to you.

If the devil can get you to believe that nobody -- especially God -- gives a hoot, he's done his job. You will swallow the deceit he is feeding you, and you will wallow in the misery he is piling on you.

Don't let the devil do his thing.

Cut through the clamor of his hollow hogwash with the one thing that can open your eyes, ears, mind, and heart to the truth -- God's Word. You are *not* invisible. You are *not* unimportant. You are *not* unnecessary.

Because God says so.

You were created by Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16)
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)
You are His workmanship. (Ephesians 2:10)
He calls you His child. (1 John 3:1)
He commands His angels to guard you. (Psalm 91:11)
His love for you is unfailing. (Psalm 33:18)
His love for you endures forever. (Psalm 100:5)
He gathers you in His arms and carries you close to His heart. (Isaiah 40:11)
His eyes are on you. (Psalm 33:18)
He turns His face toward you. (Numbers 6:24)
He delights in you. (Psalm 147:11)
He has a purpose for you. (Romans 8:28)
He has plans for you. (Jeremiah 29:11)
He makes your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:6)
He is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)
He never lets you fall. (Psalm 55:32)
He meets all your needs. (Philippians 4:19)
His grace for you is sufficient. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
He fills you with joy and peace. (Romans 15:13)
He gives you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4)
He carries your burdens. (Psalm 68:19)
He renews your strength. (Isaiah 40:31)
He shelters you from the storm. (Isaiah 25:4)
He turns your darkness into light. (Psalm 18:28)

He laid down His life for you. (John 3:16)

When the devil starts to sing his tired old song, and he bends down to whisper sweet nothings in your ear (and that's just what they are -- nothings!), sound the trumpet and strike up the chorus of God's truth, and you will cast off the devil's misery and deceit and know -- *KNOW* -- that you are visible, you are important, you are necessary.

Because God says so.

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