The Lies Satan Tells Us

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It is Monday Morning and the house literally looks like a tornado hit it.  The laundry is backed up again because you decided to take a Sunday laundry break.  You didn’t exactly do a grocery shopping run because time seemed to run out.   Your head didn’t hit the pillow until around midnight.  It is early and you keep falling back to sleep while reading your devotions.  Coffee is your breakfast this morning because well you just don’t have the energy to fix anything else.  As your children wake up one by one you point them to the kitchen so they can fix a bowl of cereal or a frozen waffle.   You look around because quiet time is over and you try to decide where to start first.  In your mind you think, can I just camp out under the covers and hide there all day.  You try to get your head together and make a to do list.  Then you remember that it is Monday and we have school to do also.  You feel overwhelmed and you just don’t even know where to start.  Then your little one starts crying.  You start to cry.  In that moment Satan starts to whisper, “Pamela, You are such a failure, just look around.  You know other moms have it together and you don’t.  You can’t do anything right. There is no hope.”

Here is the crazy thing about these Lies, we believe them.  We believe these lies.  We fall hook, line, and sinker for Satan’s lies.  Well, I don’t know if you do fall for them but I know there are times that I do. Way to many times I let myself fall for these lies.  It seems as Satan whispers these lies in my ear when I am at my weakest, when things are not going right, and when I am feeling defeated.  I whisper back defeated, “I know.” At that moment I believed Satan’s lies over God’s Truths and promises

I forgot who I am, I am a child of God. I am the daughter of the King.  I have forgotten where my true strength comes from, it comes from God.  I forgot that He gives me grace, mercy, joy, and strength.  I forgot about the promises of God.

” From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalms 61:2

We all have found ourselves overwhelmed by life.  We all have found ourselves overwhelmed with the tasks before us.   When you are drowning in Satan’s lies remember you have a rock, You have a hiding place, and you have a shelter in Jesus Christ.  You have strength in Christ to complete the tasks that are before you.  You have a unlimited source of mercy, grace, and joy for each and every day.  So when Satan comes at you with his lies, come at him with the Truth of God’s Word.

-Pamela Henry

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