COME TO ME, ALL YOU WHO ARE WEARY AND BURDENED, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST AND YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS
The things in life that cause us to be weary and burdened are the accusatory beliefs of the father-of-lies in our minds and hearts. They are relentless. They kill, steal, and destroy. They cause us to argue about situations.
Two accusatory beliefs from the father-of-lies that cause us to be belligerent and argumentative are “You are not worthy” and “You are bad.” Sometimes, we spend hours arguing about these beliefs, without even knowing it. On the outside we argue about the situation; but on the inside we fight for our hearts. Even though we argue about the circumstances, in reality, we are fighting to prove that we are worthy. We are fighting to keep our hearts from being labeled “bad.”
YOU, DEAR CHILDREN, ARE FROM GOD AND HAVE OVERCOME THEM, BECAUSE THE ONE WHO IS IN YOU IS GREATER THAN THE ONE WHO IS IN THE WORLD
(1 John 4:4).
Are you a belligerent, argumentative person? Why do you like to argue so much? What are you fighting FOR? Is there an accusatory belief from the father-of-lies stuck in your mind? Are you trying to prove that your heart is worthy…that you are not a bad person…that you are OK?
Know that THAT for which you are fighting is something only GOD can give you on the inside, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. Arguing about a situation on the outside will not bring your heart rest on the inside. Therefore, stop arguing…and bring your accused heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. He has come to give you His Understanding, from the inside-out. He is the only one who can give you rest.
WE KNOW ALSO THAT THE SON OF GOD HAS COME AND HAS GIVEN US UNDERSTANDING
(1 John 5:20).
Next time you feel like arguing, look for the accusatory belief that is causing you to feel so belligerent and argumentative. Find it and bring it to the Lord Jesus. He will give you Understanding. He will give you rest for your soul.
PRAYER: Lord God, bring me to the place where I would stop arguing about situations in order to prove that my heart is worthy and good. During times like these, call me to You, so I may find understanding in my mind and rest for my soul.
Maintain an Awareness
Woe to us, the rebellious children, when we take counsel from the father-of-lies, and when we cover ourselves with coverings that are not from God. We will add sin to sin.