more days than not, i believe the lie. the lie the enemy most often uses against me. the one stripping me of any tattered shred of confidence remaining. its screams. . .reverberating through the curvatures of my skull and rooting itself in the innermost places of my heart.
you are damaged goods.
four words that slaughter hope and belief. slaying known Truth with their potency.
lets just be real. . .whoever said that ‘sticks and stones may break your bones but words will never hurt you’ was an idiot. i don’t know about you, but i would certainly prefer a good beating than a bruising from words slung at my heart.
and the enemy knows that.
if he can paralyze us with words that bruise deep he will never have to lift a finger. and something tells me our adversary is all about afflicting the greatest amount of pain with the least effort.
our minds are so easily perverted as we live in these flesh-shells. residing in bodies ridden with the ever-growing cancer of sin. threatening at every turn to grow into the depths of our core if not exposed.
lies must be exposed to Truth.
often, i allow the cancer to multiply. . .rapidly overtaking me, screaming that i will never be loved. i am worthless. hopeless. best to just give up the fight now. if i don’t expose the lie the moment its claw pierces my soul i will slide effortlessly into despair.
so today, i am exposing it. combating the lies by bringing them into the marvelous light of His truth. honestly sharing. making transparent what the enemy longs to cloak in the shadows of his darkness where lies multiply.
the Truth is i am broken. shattered. damaged by the actions of another. but not beyond repair. despite the broken, my Daddy calls me beloved. He clothes me with strength and dignity.
i am defined in the shadow of the Cross.
not the shadow of a broken engagement.
nor choices stemming from the broken longing to be healed in others.
what lies does the enemy use in your heart? what shadow are you allowing yourself to be defined by?