Finding Hope in Discernment
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)
God takes us in and shelters us from evil. We must trust in the One who made us and that His plan for us will come to completion. In due time, the enemy will be destroyed forever, but until that time, we must learn to defend ourselves against the enemy’s schemes. We do not have to fight this spiritual warfare alone. Our Creator is there for us if we learn to call out His name in our time of need. We must discern right from wrong in light of the word of God, and we must come to know God’s Word so that we can use this Truth as a weapon in our defense.
I am your soul comforter and provider, and you shall have no fear, for My son has overcome the world on your behalf! Even so, the world will try to come against you, for since the days of Adam and Eve, you reside in a broken world full of disbelief and pain and sorrow. If you choose to call on My name, I will never disappoint you, for I have your best interest in mind, and I know what the future holds for you as you abide in My Truth and in My Word. Your feelings, however, and your perception of the world around you often become tainted by the enemy working against you to alter the path I have made before you. You must learn to discern the truth and turn away from every evil thing. My child, choose the straight and narrow path, for if you choose to go down the path so traveled by many, you will often get diverted from your destiny. Choose a path less traveled so that others may see clearly the direction you are headed and so they might want to follow you. The storm is always on the horizon, waiting to throw you off course, but where there is a storm, there is always a shelter. You must decide to make the lead way for your protection before the storm starts. I love you, child.
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. (Philippians 1:9–10)
Prayer for the Day
Heavenly Father, You know what is best for my life, and You also know my thoughts. Please show me the way, and help me to discern right from wrong. Teach me to grow in Your word and choose the right path, although it may not always be the most popular. I thank You for giving me the ability to think, and grow, and learn. Shield me, Lord, from the enemy who works to destroy Your great plan for me. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.