Remember taking that quiz in school when you had to decide whether a statement was fact or opinion? How did you determine the difference? What is on my heart to dig into and share this morning is that the Word of the Lord is truth, and it does not waver with circumstances...nor does it change based on man's opinion.
The statement that Jesus made keeps resounding in my heart: "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
I have written before of my struggle with eating disorders. Occasionally, this enemy will raise its ugly head again and catch me off guard. The fact that I attempt different methods and opinions on how to deal with it each time makes me so mad at myself. It is the truth - and only God's truth - that sets me free. I know the truth!! So why in the world would I resort to man's opinion?
We each have different battles that consistently nip at our heels to get us off track. What distracts and hinders me may seem like nothing to you, and vice versa. We look at each other and wonder why the other cannot just shake off the problem. It isn't easy if it is your weakness, but I encourage you with this while your weakness threatens to hinder your walk: The Word says to not be entangled again in the yoke of bondage.
Just because it is easy to become bound over and over again in the same issue doesn't mean it is okay. The enemy would love for our hands to stay tied, so that we are rendered ineffective in setting anyone else free from him. Know the truth, and the truth will set you free. Not man's opinion on how to deal with your issue...and definitely not man's justification of why your issue is okay. I have always heard that the truth will stand when the world's on fire. Cling to the Word that will never fail, and watch it break every chain in your life.
Father, I don't want to be entangled again in the yoke of bondage, and I really don't want to try to stand on man's methods to deal with chains. I need You, and I trust Your Truth. In Jesus' Name. Amen.