What Do You Know That is True?
There are days when our world feels like absolute chaos. There are circumstances that cause us to struggle with our identity. There are seasons when we are wandering through the lowest of valleys.
In these moments, we are most susceptible to mistaking a lie for the truth. The enemy’s shouting lies distract us from the truth being whispered to our hearts by the Word of God.
When you face seasons of chaos, struggle with your identity, when you walk through a valley, or when those lies become louder, ask yourself, “What do you know that is true?”
When your life feels like it is falling apart and there is nothing you can do to control it, what do you know that it is true?
The Bible says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9, ESV).
The Lord knows all things and knows far more than we ever could. When we do not understand what is happening in the world around us, God does and He uses it for His good purposes.
So when our world feels like it is falling apart, remember the truth that God is in control and that His plans are always for our good.
When you struggle with understanding your identity, ask yourself, “What do you know that is true?”
If you are in Christ: you are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17), you are a child of God, you are an heir to His kingdom (Romans 8:17), you are redeemed (Galatians 3:13-14), and you are forgiven (1 John 1:9).
You are not your failures. You are not your mistakes. You are not who the world says you are. When you start to believe these lies, run to the Lord and let Him remind you of the truth.
You are who God says you are, and if you are in Christ, He says you are His.
When you are walking through a low valley, what do you know that is true?
The Bible says that “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18, ESV).
The Lord does not turn His back on those who are hurting. Instead, He embraces them and comforts them with His never ending peace.
When you start to believe that the Lord is far away, remember what you know to be true. The Lord is close and He promises to never leave you.
When You are struggling to believe what you know is true, seek the face of God and ask Him to remind you of the truth. Read His Word and dissipate the lies in your heart.
In whatever you are facing now, what do you know that is true?