the true enemy of your soul

you are in christ, and christ is in you.  you are christ’s and christ is yours.  therefore, be content — never complain.

the true enemy of your soul, more often than not, is not where you focus on.  it is not your natural instinct to be wary of who or what the true enemy of your soul is.  you habitually get blind-sided by (what are) mere second causes, surrounding circumstances.

the true enemy of your soul is not people who make your life extremely difficult, people who oppress you, people who hurt or betray you, a spouse who mistreats or abuses you, a son or daughter who disrespects you, or who ignores or despises you, or people who commit crimes against you.

the true enemy of your soul is not poverty, penury, huge business losses and bankruptcy, termination or unemployment, foreclosures of properties, loss or property due to acts of God, like fire, floods, or earthquakes, or acts of men, like vandalism, theft, and robbery.

the true enemy of your soul is not cancer, not debilitating or terminal sickness, not death or dying.

the true enemy lies, not outside, but inside your soul — sin.  sin in the form of unbelief, or the absence (or lack) of faith.

the object of faith is christ, or God in christ.  faith trusts.  faith trusts in christ, or God in christ, as the source, or the sum, of all good things to your soul.  the promises in scripture and in the gospel, are God’s guarantee to your soul, that all will be well with you, despite all adversities.  it is only in these gracious promises — faith in these precious promises — that your soul finds true repose, rest, and quietness.

the true enemy of your soul… is unbelief — the absence (or lack) of your faith.

i will never leave you, nor forsake you. heb.13.5.

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