I know that my Redeemer lives and that I will inherit His kingdom some day.  I believe that His resurrection from death is in truth what will happen to me when I die, but for some reason, that nasty old enemy tries to convince me that I still must do something to forgive myself.  The doubts usually happen in my dreams. All the evil things I’ve done in my life resurface and condemn me all over again.

I’m sure I’m not alone in these feelings.  We’re especially when we have self doubt of any kind – when our world is upside down and we can’t make any sense of it – when Satan has been allowed to roam the earth and feed us the falsest of information, making us doubt what God has so graciously done for us.  I know that Jesus paid the price.  I know that I’m forgiven, even though I don’t deserve it.  I know that those things are true.  I also know that our nature to be sinners is still within us and will remain until we die, so we are fair game in a way.

My dreams will continue.  My faith will too.  I pray that God would strengthen me day by day so that I can rest in that assurance and know that I have been forgiven once for every sin.  We can’t do that by ourselves.  God’s example of true forgiveness should be a goal for us too.  We need to forgive others when we’ve been hurt by words or deeds. We need to look beyond the fears of this world and reach out to the One who puts everything back together again.  He made us.  He loves us.  He will continue to do so forever.  Our lifeline to Him is through His Holy Word. Time to ransack the scriptures again.  Oh for the ability to be more like Him every day.

Dear, Father, God,

You have forgiven me of all my sins..  Your mercy is far beyond human comprehension.  Help me to forgive others as you have forgiven me.  Lead me always to you.  You are my rock and salvation.  Keep the devil at bay, for I know that you have already defeated him and your power is far greater.  Thank you for loving me and the whole world so much that you made the ultimate sacrifice to save us.  Amen!



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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10 Responses to THE DEVIL’S TOOLBOX

  1. davidkitz says:

    Accuser be gone!
    Jesus draw near!

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  2. Rolling up our sleeves!!!!

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  3. Linda Lee/Lady Quixote says:

    Amen and Amen.

    I had to have dental surgery this morning. I was scared. To calm myself, as I was getting ready to leave for the hour-long drive on a busy highway to get to the dentist’s office, I began to recite Psalm 23. I have recited this Psalm countless times, since I memorized it as a child.

    But this morning, all I said was the first sentence: “The Lord is my shepherd” — and then I stopped in amazement. The Lord! The Creator of all the heavens and the whole earth! The One and Only Lord God Almighty! The Lord — is — MY SHEPHERD? Really?! Wow wow WOW!!!

    He is my shepherd. He is your shepherd. He is the ever present, ever watchful, ever careful shepherd of every one of His children. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365-366 days per year, the Creator of the whole universe is our Shepherd! He is with each one of us, constantly watching over us, protecting us, providing for us, guiding us, and loving us, the way a good shepherd takes care of his flock.

    Praise God!!!!!!

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  4. I can relate to being reminded again and again of the evil I’ve done, but that was a different me. And it was a different you. God has not only made us a new creation, we are continually being renewed as we walk in Him everyday. And someday we will be free from the influence, the pull, and the accusation of sin. What a glorious day that will be!! I can hardly wait. Blessings to you. ❤

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  5. The evil one is always on the prowl, trying to discolor our faith. Thankfully, Jesus never stops in His message of hope and love.

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