C S Lewis's book The Screwtape Letters opened my eyes a long time ago to the works of the wicked one. That fuelled my determination to stop him and Jesus gladly helped me work through all the stuff satan had set up for me and the Lord freed me from him. CS Lewis said that still with all his insightful knowledge and faith, the devil still tempted him. But, what did he say about this? 'The most important thing is to KEEP GOING; not to be discouraged if you yield to temptation as we have all done. But to seek forgiveness and Christ's help to try again and He will be at your side and help you through for He is soft and gentle but also strong and a warrior'.
You are NOT alone. Not alone. We have, every person on earth, fell for satan's traps before and by the Grace of God are forgiven and can start again. Try again. You are not alone either because you belong to us. We are a vast team. We look out for one another. You are not alone! Christ is with You too. A LOT OF US HAVE BEEN THERE, INCLUDING ME, WHERE LIFE DOESN'T SEEM WORTH LIVING - THIS IS A LIE OF SATAN for you have EVERY HOPE. Decide now to stick with what God says.
Is your mind and spirit full and heavy? It's like a sink full of sin eh? Say sorry and Christ pulls the plug out and it all drains away. Try it no matter what you've done. The release is out of this world. While He lets the dirty water out of our sinks - let it all out to Him. It is a blessing to let the Saviour in and be freed from the weight and heavniness and feel yourself lifted and lighter and a smile will appear on your face. The tears flow first from relief then the smiles comes. Good, isn't he!
You are God's son or daughter and He gave you your life. He longs to be let in again to our lives and enjoys intimate and personal conversations with us. Chat with Christ. Anytime. About anything, even the small stuff.
If you are in a dark place in your mind or in a real prison cell or borstal or wherever, remember, God can reach you right there and help you. He can lift those dark thoughts right away and give you the help you desperately need. Let go and let God and live again.
Father of us all, please transfer these affirmations into our hearts and minds through Your Spirit. You take care of us, Your flock, and we are doing our best to feel a part of that flock and look out for others when they are lost or struggling. We know You are able, God, to reach into us all and I thank You for all You have done and that Your power is at work, still, within us. It is written 'we are God's masterpiece' and we MATTER very much to You. Help us trust in Your covenant that You promise good things to us. Help us not to be discouraged, Lord, if we have given in to one of satan's schemes as through confession -chatting with You about it and what happened, we are pulled back onto our feet aain shame free and revitalised and ready to go again. Wonderful, Father, beautiful, Lord, bring into our minds, each individually, and united by the Spirit Your seeds for our spiritual recovery, renewal and rapid growth. I thank You and will love You both. Always. Amen,