Deuteronomy 32:4 “He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.”
As we head into the New Year, many look back to evaluate what worked and what didn’t. What was a success, and what failed? Sometimes, such evaluation can be helpful. But, for some, they allow the negative to overpower the positive. They hear the voice of defeat and not of victory.
Some have had recordings that have played in their heads since childhood. “You’ll never amount to anything” “You’re a loser” or “Why even try?” As a saved child of God, we can combat those voices with that of our Father’s voice.
Because He is my Father, I can count on His Word because He never fails.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”
With an established thought that God loves me, accepts me, and in Him, I am secure; I can battle those thoughts that challenge that type of thinking.
From the time that Moses spoke these words to the Israelite people to David, they rehearsed these words throughout their generations. To the place that David wrote:
Psalm 18:2 “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.”
We must ask ourselves, just what plays in our mind to form my view of myself? Of God? Of others?
How do we distinguish what is truth and what is a lie? We must return to our Rock. We must return for love, acceptance, and security. He is more than a rock to hide behind. He is our protection, power, provision, and wisdom. All are ours when we humbly ask Him.
Take time to study what God thinks about you. He loves us more than we may even love ourselves. He stays by us when we don’t even like ourselves and desires us close when that may be the last thing we feel.