“When Satan tempts me to despair,
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look, and see him there
Who made an end of all my sin.”
Lies, they are all lies… They are the whispers that distort what we know to be true and good… and they bombard ours minds. If we listen, they completely change our outlook on life. They speak not out of peace but horrible conviction. They proclaim the opposite of who we are in Christ. Beloved. They breed dissatisfaction with our relationships and our possessions. These lies would have us make rash decisions out of negative emotions. They leave us angry, hurt, and distrustful of ourselves, our family, and God…
Do I believe in Satan?
He is the father of lies and he loves to destroy lives through lies. He will tempt us to despair. I fear we listen to these lies more than we realize. Why else do so many people cut? Why so many drown their sorrows in their vices of choice? Why so many broken homes and wrecked marriages? These extreme actions have at the root of them a simple lie… to see ourselves and others in a way different than how God sees us.