Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Lies Young Women Believe"....and the "Truths that Set Me Free" DeMoss and Gresh

When I'm having a really bad day and am tempted to feel that God is not good - God is good. "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good." Psalm 136:1

When I feel far from God and am tempted to feel that He doesn't love me - God loves me and wants me to have His best. Romans 8:38-39

When I feel ugly or fat - God created me a masterpiece. "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:14

When I feel rejected - God accepts me through Christ. Ephesians 1:4-6

When I feel I need more "things" and am consumed by my desires - God is enough. "Be content with what you have, for he has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.' " Hebrews 13:5

When I feel anxious about my circumstances - God can be trusted. "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act." Psalm 37:5

When I feel like something has happened to me that will ruin my life forever - God doesn't make mistakes. "As for God his way is perfect." Psalm 18:30, 138:8

When I feel like I can't handle a problem I'm facing - God's grace is enough for me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

When I feel like my sin is too great to be forgiven - The blood of Christ is sufficient to cover all my sin. 1 John 1:7

When I feel like I'll never be able to overcome a sinful habit - The cross of Christ is sufficient to conquer my sinful flesh.  Romans 6:6-7

When I feel like my potential is limited by my past - My past does not have to control my future.  2 Corinthians 5:17

When I feel like I don't know where to turn for help and advice - God's word is sufficient to lead me, teach me, and heal me.   Psalm 19:7, 107:20 "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Psalm 119:105

When I feel like God is asking me to do something that's impossible - Through the power of His Holy Spirit, God will enable me to do anything He commands me to do.  1 Thessalonians 5:24 Philippians 4: 13

When I want to blame others for my responses - I am responsible before God for my behavior, responses, and choices.  Ezekiel 18:20

When I feel that my choices today don't really matter - My choices today will affect my future. Galatians 6:7-8

When I feel that submitting to an authority will steal my freedom - The greatest freedom I can experience is found by submitting to God-ordained authority. Titus 3:1

When I feel like giving up on church - I need church. I Corinthians 12:20-21, 25, Hebrews 10:25

When I feel that a career is more rewarding and valuable than marriage and motherhood. - In the will of God, there is no higher, holier calling than to be a wife and mother. Titus 2:4-5

When I am tempted to sacrifice holiness for immediate fulfillment - Personal holiness is more important than immediate happiness. Titus 2:14

When I become consumed with wanting God to fix my life - God is more concerned about changing me and glorifying Himself than about solving my problems. Ephesians 1:4-6, 1 Thessalonians 5:23

When I don't understand a difficult situation I'm facing - It is impossible to be godly without suffering. 1 Peter 5:10

When I want things to go my way - It's not about me; it's about Him. Romans 11:36

1 comment:

Chad and Julie said...

Thanks for posting this Rachel. So encouraging.