When Absalom rebelled against his father, King David, he was able to bring the populace along with him through lies and deception; so much so that even some of David’s advisors began to talk against him.
David no longer knew whom to trust. And the untruths were bringing him to despair.
So what was David’s reaction? Did he try to drown out the misleading voices with what he knew was the truth? Did he counter the lies with his own lies against Absalom? Did he allow himself to just wither away and disappear?
No. What he did was to affirm one truth he held about God.
But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. -Psalm 3:3
Truth belongs to the Lord! And it is powerful against the lies Satan throws at you. Didn’t Jesus battle Satan’s lies with the word of God and triumph?
The Apostle Paul compared God’s word with the sword of the Spirit. So did the writer of the Book of Hebrews.
God’s word cuts deep into the fallacies of the enemy so that truth can prevail and carry us through difficult situations. Truth declares that God is mighty and has abundantly good intentions for us.
You only need to believe. David did and he triumphed.
So will you!