“The King is enthralled by your beauty, honor Him, for He is your Lord” (Psalm 45:11).
After going over chapters 1-3 in Lies Young Women Believe in our Girls’ Summer Connect Groups, we saw how easy it is to be deceived by the deceiver, but also how the truth of God’s Word can set us free. In John 8:31-32, Jesus said, “If you abide in My Word, you are My disciplines indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Nancy DeMoss and Dannah Gresh write, “If Jesus reveals Truth for us through His written Word, how do we use that to combat the lies that are thrown at us?” In order to provide a practical answer, they use Kelly as an example, a young woman who struggled with anorexia, bulimia, and her image. They write,
She turned to Christ and His Word. She found verses that countered the lies she had believed. She wrote the verses out and posted them in her room, in her car, in her textbooks–anywhere she could staple, tape, or glue them. Whenever her mind or her emotions were assaulted with lies, she would read those verses aloud. Gradually, her thinking began to change as her mind was renewed with the Truth. (38)
Because our hearts and thoughts are prone to wander, we need reminders. When the enemy tries to deceive us by believing lies, we must combat them with the truth of God’s Word. What are some of the lies that you may have believed? Go to God’s Word, find the truth, and write it or post it in a place where you can see it often. Put it on your phone, write it on your mirror, place it in your folder–do whatever it takes! See it often, read it often, and believe it always!
“I have stored up Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11).