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To the End of the Lie

But the king will find his joy in the True God;
    all who make pledges and invoke His name will celebrate,
    while the mindless prattle of cheaters and deceivers will be silenced. –Psalm 63:11 (VOICE)

Yesterday morning as I prayed and read this psalm, that last line stuck in my spirit and energized me. I actually read it in another translation then (NASB). It said, “For the mouths of those who speak lies will be stopped.”

You’ve been made a priest and a king to your God. You have the privilege of seeking Him and finding delight in His heart and ways. You can celebrate and glory in Him knowing that the mouths that speak lies will be stopped.

Why is that so encouraging to me? Because most of the lies hurled at me from day to day are not from outside sources; they are within my own heart or mind or an enemy whispering (or shouting) in my ears.

I think back to incredibly difficult times in my life. My wife and I have faced financial strain that threatened to overwhelm. We’ve endured emotional trauma from many different situations. We’ve stood with various people in their own trials. We’ve advocated for children in untenable situations.

Some of these were chosen; some of them were thrust upon us. You surely have similar stories in your own history. Even though not all of these turned out exactly how we thought, every last difficulty proved to be temporary. We made it through. You made it through.

But what do you here when trials come knocking again? Uh oh. This time is different. God may not come through this time. You don’t have what you need to win THIS fight.

Fear and doubt try to find a crack in the door in order to delay what God has already established as a victory. Yes, you may not see it yet, but God has determined to show His victory through your situation, no matter how dark it may feel.

Please know today that the mouths that spew lies is being stopped. God is placing His hand right over that mouth. Listen to His heart and word. Recount the faithfulness of the past. Even if your experience may be limited, everything in the Bible is now the testimony of him who believes.

Listen today as that mindless prattle of deception and lies is growing fainter and fainter while the wisdom of your Father grows louder and louder. You are moving from glory to glory.

His victory is again on the horizon so lift your eyes.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you ever confronted with the lie that God won’t come through this time? What do you do?

4 Comments

  1. Oh, yes, Jason! There have been many instances in my past where I floundered, thinking (mistakenly, of course) that God wouldn’t come to the rescue, times when I believed the lies about myself, the doubts. But isn’t hind sight 20-20? So glad I’ve learned to place my trust in Him, even when the dark days come; He ever sees us through.
    Blessings!

    • Exactly. It may sound cliche, but “God is good all the time…all the time God is good.” It’s true no matter what is happening around us. Thanks so much, Martha.

  2. I’ve never heard it from this perspective before, but it makes sense. Sometimes we’re our own worst enemies… or believe the lies of the enemy.

    I have to remind myself constantly that God either causes or allows all things.

    • Crazy. I’ve tried 3 times to reply to your comment and lost internet each time (on different days). So weird! Anyway, it’s amazing to know my brain is catching up with my spirit in believing the truth. Can be a slow process, but He’s got it. Thanks so much, Floyd.

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