Today's homework: (Our enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion--1 Peter 5:8)
When the lion roars, “God doesn’t listen to you.”: Psalm 145:18-19 “The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.”
When the lion roars, “You have no value or purpose”: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Isaiah 43:1-2 But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
When the lion roars, “Your problem is unfixable”: Jeremiah 32:17 Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.
Mark 9:23 Everything is possible for him who believes.
When the lion roars, “You are abandoned”: Romans 8:31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Hebrews 13:5-6 For God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
When the lion roars, “You’re a loser”: Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
When the lion roars, “You’ve blown it. God can’t accept you”: Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
When the lion roars, “Nobody cares about you”: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
When the lion roars, “You have no willpower”: 2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
from Me, Myself, & Lies Bible study by Jennifer Rothschild