I am continuing “Truth for Thursday” here at Being Refined As Silver. We are on the last chapter of “Lies Women Believe”, chapter 11: “The Truth That Sets Us Free”. It will take several weeks to review this chapter, so I hope you will continue to come back each week.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss encourages her readers to take time to savor these liberating, life-changing truths. She suggests saying each Truth aloud, again and again until your thinking becomes aligned with God’s way of thinking.
Here is the eleventh truth:
God’s Word is sufficient to lead me, teach me, and heal me.
Do we truly believe that God’s Word has the answer for whatever we are facing?
“…His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness.” 2 Peter 1:3
Often times scripture is used as a last resort when all else has failed. God’s Word should be the first place we turn. It has the power to change lives, set the prisoner free, and it gives us direction for our lives. God’s Word is living and powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12).
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105
“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.” Psalm 19:7
“He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.” Psalm 107:20
What do you do when someone comes to you with a problem or needing advice? Do you seek your wisdom to help them? Or do you give them God’s Word and direct them to His wisdom?
Nancy Leigh DeMoss says it so well: “If we really want to help people, we must point them to the Truth and prayerfully and lovingly show them how to apply the Truth to their situation.” (page 259)
Ladies, this means all of us. Not just “professional” counselors, graduates of biblical colleges or pastors’ wives. You may not have all the answers, but God’s Word does. Want to really help someone? Pray for them, love them and point them to the Word of God.