What does the Bible say about believing lies

What does the Bible say about believing lies

What does the Bible say about believing lies” was the topic of the sermon that week. Captured in the title, I started thinking about the realization I had just days prior: I believed a lie as truth. Have you ever experienced that? Believing the lies in your life?

In November, my pastor, after weeks of having the ‘flu’, was advised that he actually had cancer. That C word – this word emits fear within me. With so many who died from this dreadful disease, it truly waged a battle on my belief in God’s title, ‘Jehovah-Rapha’, our healer. Many members of the Church joined us in public fast to pray for healing. 

Message of hope

What does the Bible say about believing lies. Have you ever believed a lie as the truth? The Bible has some great scriptures to guide us.

A few days ago, we received this news from our pastor:

“Hello friends, I want to share my good news. God has certainly demonstrated faithfulness, mercy and grace. I am so thankful. The PET scan that I did this Wednesday showed no cancer. The doctor’s words were “total response”. So I will complete the next 3 rounds of chemo as planned then asses for any next steps (radiation). But this is what we prayed for. Hallelujah!” 

Can you say an ‘AMEN’? As soon as I read this, goosebumps came on my arms, and I jumped up screaming and praising God. 

My heart knows that I serve an amazing and great God. But I was still putting Him in a box. I know that He is bigger than cancer, but my experience was that everyone who got cancer died. Hearing that word was a death sentence. I prayed with all of my heart for my pastor, but in the back of my mind, it was continually, ‘well if you want to, Lord’. 

God’s thoughts

As I approached God with this guilt in my heart and crying for forgiveness, I felt God gently reminding me of Isaiah 55:8-9:

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Even though my experience had taught me something, I was not approaching new scenarios with my belief in God. Yes, I believed in the amazing power of Christ, but I was losing focus half-way by allowing my experience to derail my belief. 

In Mark 9:24, a sick boy’s father cried, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief”. 

Can you testify to this? Do you believe lies as I did as truth? 

This same pastor on Ash Wednesday preached a sermon that was so powerful on hope and healing. If you haven’t heard it as yet, take the time to do it. GAME Changer! Video here.

Scripture verses on believing in lies

It got me thinking even more, what does the Bible say about believing in lies? Here are some great scriptures to review:

  • Romans 12:1-2: Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  • Romans 16:17-18: I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. 
  • Colossians 2:8: See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

Prayer:

Holy Father, forgive me. Forgive me for not seeking you first in all things to discern truth from lie. Forgive me for doubting you. Grant me your wisdom and strength, Lord. To you, all the glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen


Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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