....talking about illusions
Ellen first shared that with me when we had some very serious storms in our lives and she was driving over the mountains thru the Sugarbush pass where there is a pull off at the top to catch the extraordinary view of the valley...only there was no view of anything....there was no sun.....she was literally in a cloud... comparing that with all the turmoil in our lives at the time....she was complaining about ever seeing the beauty again..... and God spoke to her....."Nothing has changed Ellen....the beauty of the view is still there...you just can't see it right now.....the sun is still shining brightly....you just can't see it right now."
Ellen had started believing the lies. God doesn't really care. He's left. I must be a piece of dung. Everything is just going downhill and getting worse by the minute. Nothing will ever change. There is no beauty. There is no sun. Nobody loves me...everybody hates me....I'm gonna go eat worms!
Ever been there? Ever done that? They are called illusions....lies...deceptions....part of the enemies plan to steal your joy...destroy your relationship with God....push you over the edge....personally I believe Satan's untimate joy is to get us to the place in the clouds where we actually believe the lie, rather than the truth....embrace the illusion rather than the reality and totally give up...taking our own lives.
One of the saddest days for me this year was hearing of a believer who just gave up....took her own life....the pressure just kept increasing and she was unable to see past the illusions. Those lies are terrible lies. We need to embrace the Truth....the One who is Truth.....and believe the reality of the view behind all the terrible storm clouds.
I have so many illustrations making their way thru my musing department...so there will be more illustrations.