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Biggest Lies

A chapter in the book Beauty for Ash and Stone

Day 28 - Lies About God (Part 1)

by MelB




Background
Christian Devotional for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Day 28

~ Lies – God ~
 
 
Let’s look at lies we believe about God.  If you think of more lies about yourself, others or God, write them in your journal.  Go back to Day 27, break each lie and let God speak truth to you.  If the lie returns, repeat the prayer.  The lie will lose its hold on you, and eventually, disappear.  Draw a line through the lies you write down and replace them with the truth you receive in prayer.  Highlight the truth or write it in all caps, so it stands out to you.
 

1.  God doesn’t care about me.

TRUTH:  This is the biggest lie the devil uses against us.  He wants to keep you wounded, defeated, and far from God.  If he can accomplish this, he can keep you from living life to the fullest and rob you of every good thing God wants to do in your life.  God created you and He loves you.  How much?  He loved us enough to send His son to die a horrible death in our place, even though we didn’t deserve it.  God will be with you, but He won’t draw close to you without your invitation.  In James 4:8, God promises to draw near to you, if you draw near to Him.  How do we do draw near to God?  Read His word and pray. 

“The Lord your God is with you.  He’s mighty to deliver.  He takes great delight in you.  He will quiet you with His love.  He rejoices over you with singing.”  Zephaniah 3:17

2.  God hates me. 
 
TRUTH:  God doesn’t hate people, but He does hate sin and unrighteousness.  These things are described as an abomination to Him:  a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren (Proverbs 6:16-19).  God hates sin because of what it does to us.  Sin is a deceiver and a destroyer, and God hates it for that reason.  “God is love” (1John 4:8), but also “a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:29).  A fire can be comforting, but also destructive.  In order to love one quality, you have to hate the other.

“This is how we know what love is:  Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.”  1 John 3:16 

3.  God abandoned me.

TRUTH:  How do you view yourself?  Did your parents abandon or reject you?  Parents are supposed to be an extension of God’s love.  If you don’t like yourself, it will be hard to accept God’s love.  There is a direct correlation to how you see your parents and how you view God.  Abandonment and rejection from parents will cause you to believe God has done the same.  A parent that is emotionally distant will cause us to think God doesn’t care or have time for us.  I’ve found this true in my own life and in those I’ve counseled.  Read the verse below:

“My father and mother may abandon me, but the LORD will take care of me.”  Psalm 27:10 GNT 


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