'For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.' Psalm 36:9 NIV
Feelings are often hurt because people don't talk to each other. Friendships go pear-shaped because people don't communicate their thoughts properly. We hide our worries and live believing something that is totally false because we've made assumptions about a situation. And that's how the devil wants it to be. He knows that as soon as we bring our worries and anxious thoughts into the open it shines a spotlight on the lies he has been whispering to us. A nickname can tell you a lot about someone's character. In the Bible Satan is called '...the father of lies' (John 8:44 NIV), so we know what to expect when he opens his mouth.
We serve the God of communication. He invented it and created us so that we could chat with him every day and get him involved in every aspect of our lives. God knows that if we bring our fears to him and allow his light to illuminate our life, we won't be plagued by thoughts like, 'What do they say about me when I walk out of the room?' and 'They think I'm rubbish'.
Imagine a life with less confusion and fewer unanswered questions, a life based on truth and clarity! If you look closely at the names of God it shows you what you can expect from him. Prince of Peace, Healer, Deliverer, Provider, Restorer, our Father....to name a few!
So what now? Do yourself a favour: talk to God, and get clarity on the relationships in your life!
Soulfood: Acts 18-19, Matt 1:18-25, Ps 144:1-8, Prov 11:10-11