Monday, October 19, 2009

The Lies He Tells

Some of the lies he's told me:
  • I am fat, and ugly, and worthless.
  • I am a lousy wife.
  • I am an even worse mother.
  • I am lazy.
  • There is nothing good about me.
  • I am a terrible housekeeper.
  • I will amount to nothing in this life.
  • No one cares about me.
  • Everyone hates me.
  • I am a bad friend.
  • No one wants to be around me.
  • Everyone would be better off without me in their lives.
  • I am unlovable.
Reasons I believe him:
  • I am actually fat, so I must be ugly and worthless, too.
  • I have been such a bad wife at times. I have made many mistakes.
  • I am not a perfect mother. Again, I have made so many mistakes.
  • There are so many things I have done that I am ashamed of, way too many to mention here.
  • Sometimes I am lazy and don't want to clean the house.
  • There have been people in my life who don't like me, who don't want to be around me, who say mean and hurtful things to me. So I must be a bad friend, unlovable, worthless.
  • When I do things wrong, it just re-enforces these things and then I feel unlovable and worthless.
  • If I am feeling this way, it must be true.
  • If it is true, then everyone is really better off without me.
Reasons I know that he is truly a liar:
  • For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
  • But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
  • For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight. Colossians 1:21-22
  • If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
  • For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11
  • I have loved you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3
  • To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3
  • Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5
  • I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14
  • When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. John 8:44
  • The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10


Michelle said...

Way to use the sword of the Spirit. I can't wait to come back and study this list, cuz it looks a lot like mine.

Sharon said...

Mae, I could have written this exact post. Satan sure is hard at work in this world. The bible tells us that our battles in this world are not in the physical realm, but the spiritual. You have posted some great verses to use in our battle against Satan!

Sandi said...

So many things on your list, are also on mine. I love how God's word refutes all of Satan's lies.