Let Truth Challenge You
Irrational thoughts seem completely rational in a broken mind, but the turmoil within alarms even the one most tightly wrapped up in wrong thinking that something isn’t right.
As you flood your mind with God’s Word, you most certainly will be confronted with sinful thinking and practices. If secretly lusting after someone seems like no big deal, the words of Jesus - “You have heard that it was said, Do not commit adultery. But I tell you, everyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:27-28) - certainly challenges and corrects that understanding.
The same goes for thoughts that can creep in when mental illness is present. Thoughts of despair, unbelief, self hatred, self harm......these thoughts can be comforting, glamorous, courageous, and seem ok because you think no one knows.
The intense pain you feel emotionally welcomes such thoughts.
It’s not ok.
“I can’t help it,” you might say.
Yes you can, with the power of the Holy Spirit, for nothing is impossible for our stronghold-shattering God. And sometimes the help of your doctor or therapist can help you get your head above water so that having the capacity to read God’s Word can become a reality.
“You can rationalize it all you want and justify the path of error you have chosen, but you’ll find out in the end that you took the road to destruction.” Proverbs 14:12 TPT
“There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to death.” Proverbs 14:12 CSB
Open up God’s Word today. Let Truth challenge your thoughts and expose error where you hadn’t seen it before. Cooperation with God might be difficult at first, but freedom is waiting as you fight the good fight of faith and choose to submit to His ways. No stronghold is beyond the power of Christ.