The Slough of Despond.

Do you have doubts regarding your faith? Do thoughts come into your head that make you question your faith?  The devil is a liar.  The Slough of Despond may be where your are at.  Creeping down its slippery slope without even realizing it.

The devil comes to kill and destroy.  The joy of the Lord is your strength!  All the devil has to do is make you doubt and your joy will be hindered.  Know what you are thinking because your thoughts may be bringing you down.  Every thought doesn’t have to be accepted, but turned over to the Lord.

John Bunyan wrote the Pilgrim’s Progress and the story tells of man called ‘Christian’ being in the slough of despond.  How does this happen?  When does this happen?  It happens when you doubt or don’t trust your faith.  It happens when you believe everything that comes into your mind.  If a man continually feels the conviction of sin (guilt), but doesn’t turn towards the Lord for forgiveness despair sets in.  Despair is not the place a Christian should be.

As in the story of Christian, we also have a way out of the slough of despond.  The Lord gives us steps out of the pit.  The word of God leads us into all truth.

John 16:13, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

Are you struggling?  Assess your situation and pray for the Lord to show you the way out!

Let’s keep praying for each other!

Praise God!

 

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