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Some days the bravest thing we can do is to hold on, have hope, to keep walking, even just for another day. – Mimi Novic

God’s Word is our weapon. It’s alive, active, and sharper than any two-edged sword. And when we hide God’s Word in our heart, it not only helps us stay far from sin but also helps us do battle with the forces of evil. We have an enemy, and the last thing he wants us to do is trust God and the Bible. Our spiritual enemy is counting on us to ignore what we have learned.

One of the most powerful things we can learn from the Bible is who we are in Christ and how to apply those truths to our lives.

Some of the lies we believe in – I’m a failure, and I can’t do anything right – sound familiar! We need to apply God’s truth from His Word. (Philippians 4:13). I may struggle, but I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Lies we believe, as what kind of God would let this happen in my life? When we apply God’s truth from Romans 8:28, “I know that my God will work all things for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.”

What about, I’ll always be this way. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, I can change because I am in Christ. The old me is gone and the new is here! Think through the lies you have believed. It’s natural, and quite frankly easier to entertain the lies because they’ve practically become a part of us. But this isn’t God’s best.

He gave His Word to us so that we would know the truth, because it is his truth that sets us free. We need to step into living more like the conquerors we are and apply the life-giving, hope-delivering, and devil-kicking power provided to us from God’s Word.

For the Word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything he does. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Psalm 33:4–6


Written by Dr Charisse le Roux