Have you ever dealt with someone who lied to you & lied so well that you didn’t recognize it all until afterward and you’d already been deceived?
Well, as good as that person was they have nothing, nothing on Satan. Satan is a master deceiver, the father of lies. The truth is not in him (John 8:44).
Satan is a liar, deceiver, destroyer of all that is of God. He is a tempter. He longs to see us disobey God and do evil. Though he can’t force us to do anything, he fills our heads with lies, pushes us to the edge and then waits for us to react. He is so strategic. Often, in the moment we do not even recognize him. After we’ve acted on his lies and we confess to God, God will often walk us back through the scenario to show us how & where we were deceived and influenced by Satan.
Satan fills our head with lies, banks on us believing them and then acting on them. When we act on Satan’s lies we will destroy. It’s inevitable- his whole aim is to steal, kill, and destroy. He’s a thief (John 10:10). He desires to destroy our marriages, our families, our children and their self-esteem.
Let us pray that we are able to more clearly see the schemes of the devil, and that when we do see them we are strong enough in the Lord to reject them and replace them with God’s truth.
Whew. Easy to write, not always so easy to do. Not easy, but we can do it. We know that greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world (I John 4:4). TRUTH.
Maybe you have allowed Satan to destroy your self-esteem, your relationships, your family; maybe Satan has destroyed your marriage. Though at the time you didn’t see but now you clearly see.
God is a restorer. His mercy endures forever. If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (I John 1:9). It is never too late. If you feel that it is too much, too late, I feel that it is better late than never. Unconfessed sin has the ability to interfere with our relationship with God as well as our spiritual growth. Don’t be deceived- Unconfessed sin will affect our lives.
Don’t be confused, though, God always loves us. Always. Nothing can change His love for us. We must accept, however, that our unconfessed sin is not pleasing to God.
“Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.” – Psalm 37:27-28
We serve an all-powerful, all-knowing, just God. Left alone to ourselves we would destroy everything in our path, but God. This morning I’m so grateful for His redeeming, restoring, keeping power. He is able to keep His own. Even when we fall, he upholds us with his hand (Psalm 37:24).
“Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.” – Psalm 38:21-22