Friday, November 8, 2013

The Truth Is ...


Child of God, don't believe the lies the evil one whisper in your ear.

When he says God doesn't love you, remember ...

The truth is, He loves you so much He gave what no one else would.

John 3:16 English Standard Version (ESV)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

You're a whoever!  And so, remember this, too:

Isaiah 43:1-4  English Standard Version (ESV)

But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
    he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
    I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
    and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
    and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
    Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
Because you are precious in my eyes,
    and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you,
    peoples in exchange for your life.

When he says you've messed up and God won't forgive, remember ...

The truth is, He is faithful to forgive.

1 John 1:9 English Standard Version (ESV)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 When he says there is no hope for you, remember ...

The truth is, there are fresh mercies every morning 

Lamentations 3:22-23 English Standard Version (ESV)

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

The Evil One is the father of lies ... and that's the truth!


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Macleesy said...

So important to always remember these truths. Thank you for your wonderful timing, just what I needed to hear.

Mia De Vries said...

Dear Jerralea
What a joy to have all these Scriptures together telling the story of Jesus' love. Yes, Jerralea, it is difficult through the storms, the fires, and the turbulent oceans, but we have One who safely leads us through it all!
Blessings XX

Mindy Whipple said...

Great truths!