Tuesday, April 7, 2015


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.


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