Don’t Be Deceived

Bringing Healing
May 4, 2018
Hope for Today
May 12, 2018

I am currently doing a research paper for my psychology class on False Memory Syndrome. The research is deep and extensive and over several decades. As I sift through all the case files and experimentation reports in the scholarly journals I am just reminded all the more the implications of this on my personal life. It is such a relief to have so much truth on our side. Everywhere I turn, I see more evidence of God’s goodness and his ability to bring truth in all seasons at all times.

We are just days away from the end of the school year and getting our new marching orders for the next season of life and fear and anxiety just want to creep in. I have journaled pages and pages just trying to clear my head, things that will probably end up in my book one day. This trial that we are being put through, is just beyond my comprehension. I am reminded of 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12

He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies.  Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.

I have been reminded in the last 24 hours by my “soul” family (people that love me and treat me like one of their own just because they want to, not because they have to) that the promises of God stand true. I was given Psalms 128:1-6 this morning. A beautiful passage that promises that I will enjoy the fruits of my labor and will be joy filled and prosperous! I have labored and languished in prayer for years, not to mention an intense season of just doing the hard things! Specifically praying that the people involved will just see the truth. We have presented our numerous facts and now we wait for Jesus to step in and fix it!

The truth will set us all free. I love the passage of Isaiah 61. I read it often and am comforted. I am broken hearted, but Jesus has come to bring comfort. He will give sight to the blind. He will release the captives and set the prisoners free. There is coming a day that all the ruins around me will be repaired and rebuilt. Instead of shame, I will receive a double portion of honor.

For I, the Lord, love justice.
    I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
I will faithfully reward my people for their suffering
    and make an everlasting covenant with them.
Their descendants will be recognized
    and honored among the nations.
Everyone will realize that they are a people
    the Lord has blessed.

No weapon formed against me shall stand, because I am blessed by God. These light and momentary troubles, just allow me to experience joy more fully and completely. I know what pain and suffering is, I know what it feels like to be betrayed, abandoned and left. I have experienced lies trying to destroy me, I see the pain that this has caused my children, the suffering and isolation my husband has had to endure and I know that God will redeem it all. One day, everyone will know that we are a people the Lord has blessed.

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