The lies are telling me I’m unimportant and insignificant.
At least I’m pretty sure they’re lies.
I think they might be lies.
I hope they’re lies.
It’s getting harder to resist the discouragement. The lies are getting more subtle – where they used to be things that were blatantly untrue, now they are twisting and distorting the might-be-trues and even some actually-did-happens. A thought will trigger a knife twisting kind of emotion. It takes all my effort to not let the emotion drag me down and to refute the trigger-thought.
I know how to fight this: it takes prayer, thanksgiving, praise and worship.
I had overlooked one thing: the support, prayer and encouragement of other believers. When I could no longer stand on my own, I sent out a prayer request email. What took me so long? The best weapon in the battle against discouragement in encouragement.
I’m not yet 100% better, but the intensity has reduced. I no longer stand alone, for I know now there are others standing with me. And that makes all the difference.