Backing Away From Love

Hold not your peace, oh God of my praise.  Psalms 109:1

Has the Word of God ever tormented you?  Conviction is one thing; torment is quite another.  God is not a tormentor, and yet, when it’s the Word of God that appears to eat at you, it can play tricks on your perception of God. 

Paul warned believers of Satan’s cunning abilities.  But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.  2 Corinthians 11:3  The Word, rightly revealed, brings me closer to Jesus. But Satan will quote scripture (as he did with Jesus) and use it in ways that trigger issues.  How will I know that it’s him working against me rather than the Spirit of God convicting me?  I will be led astray from my devotion to Christ.  I will find myself backing up and beginning to feel distrustful.  I’ll give you an example. 

Earlier in my life, Satan did a number on me by linking two spiritual truths together.  1. God loves me just the way I am.  And 2.) God’s will for me is to change to become more like His Son.  Combine those and the meaning can mess with you.  How can God love me just like I am if He wants me to spend my life changing to become like Jesus? 

The Holy Spirit spoke to my heart.  “You once lived in a world where you were only loved if you acted perfectly.” The light of Jesus poked through the fog. I recognized my skewed interpretations.      

Where are you shy of Christ?  What causes you to back up from Him rather than move closer? Perhaps God’s Words have been used against you. There’s no need to lose this battle. You have the Spirit of God inside to guide you into the way of all Truth, pinpointing the very junctures where confusion and unbelief were born.

Reveal the misconstrued scriptures and set captives free, beginning with me. Amen

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