Saturday, August 6, 2011
I am joining Peggy for her 'Friday Focus'. The promise of God that I am claiming as my own this week is:
For the word of the LORD is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does..Psalm 33:4 (NIV)
God IS faithful.
God IS true.
God NEVER changes.
God NEVER lies.
God IS worthy of our trust.
I have had 'trust issues' for a great deal of my life. My trust has been broken in relationships here on this earth time and time again.
Words spoken into my heart and mind.....actions taken that hurt so much that I felt I could not function....
And these words and actions were lies about myself that I began to believe....untruths that I took into my very being until I felt that these were the truth....
Words that evoke feelings of :
And the list could go on and on...
In the devotional that goes along with this photo, the words are written:
If we struggle to believe that God's word is true and we cannot trust Him completely, then we are in effect doubting God's very character. Every time we question God's Word or His goodness, we are agreeing with the Father of Lies and the continual accusations he brings against God. Just as this would hurt an earthly father, I believe that it deeply grieves the Father of Lights.
I am happy to say that many of these lies and feelings associated with them have been broken....broken by healing through Jesus Christ....a long journey of prayer and listening to God's speaking the truth to me.
My journey is far from over....will never be over until I see Jesus face to face....
And I pray the prayer that is written in the devotional:
My prayer today is that Holy Spirit would make us aware of the unbelieving thoughts that come into our mind and we would break any power of agreement with them, for the Word of the LORD is right and we can trust everything that He does!
strong as a lion; weak as a lamb