Have you ever had someone believe a lie about you?

Do you find yourself struggling to find the truth in certain situations?

Do you often act on assumptions?

Learning that someone believes something about you that isn’t true—not even giving you the chance to speak into the lie—is not an enjoyable experience.

But do you know what I’ve come to realize? I do the same thing to God. Something happens, suffering comes along, and suddenly I find myself believing a lie.

My prayer went unanswered, so God doesn’t hear me. My child is sick, so God doesn’t heal. I feel lonely, so God isn’t with me.

Maybe I don’t say these lies out loud, but my actions speak to the truth of my beliefs. I stop praying, I stop hoping, I dwell in my emotions.

David found himself here. But David knew the secret to combating the lies:

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help? Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel (Psalm 22:1-3 NLT).

The secret lies in going to the source. When we hear something negative about someone, we should go to the source to get the truth. When we believe a lie about God, we must go to the Source to get the truth.

David voiced his concerns to God and was left with holiness. Maybe not the answers he was seeking, but amid confusion, when he went to the Source, he was left with truth.

“God, help me to combat lies by going to You.” May the hope of a holy God always speak louder to me than the lies of assumptions.

Living in Revival, Vitality, and Mission

• Spend some time evaluating what lies and assumptions you are believing about God today. What character trait of the Lord have you lost faith in?

• Bring those lies and assumptions to the Lord in prayer, and ask Him to transform them into His truth.

• Find Scriptures to combat the lies, and post them on notecards around your house and

• Share with a fellow believer what God revealed to you, and ask for accountability to walk in the light of His truth.

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