Isaiah 54:10 – For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,”says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
Have you ever had negative, painful, doubt filled thoughts? You are not alone.
1 Peter 5:8-9 – Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 – We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.
John 8:31 – Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
LET’S GET PRACTICAL
LIE: God doesn’t love me because of my sin.
TRUTH: Psalms 139:17 -How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumbered the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
LIE: If you are full of fear, you must not be walking with Jesus.
TRUTH: 1 Peter 5:7 – Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
LET’S GET PRACTICAL – CONTINUED
LIE: You feel alone. God has left you in this place. You know this because of the storm you are in. You must have done something wrong.
TRUTH: Isaiah 43:2 – When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
QUESTIONS TO REFLECT AND DISCUSS:
Passages to consider: Colossians 3:9-10; Romans 8:5-6; Titus 2:11-12
Homework – Read Chapter 3 of Phillipians