• Sarah Danner

"You'll Feel Better If You" Lies

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

I really like the pop artist, Shawn Mendes, he’s got some catchy songs. Although, his single, In My Blood, really stands out to me with how relatable it is. If you’re not familiar with it, I pasted a little bit of it below. Let the lyrics sink in before going on.

Help me, it's like the walls are caving in

Sometimes I feel like giving up

No medicine is strong enough

But I just can't

It isn't in my blood

Just have a drink and you'll feel better

Just take her home and you'll feel better

Keep telling me that it gets better

Does it ever?

We all go through times where God tests us. When the pressure gets hard and we don’t feel or act like ourselves. And I’m just as guilty as the next person when it comes to thinking, oh, a caramel frappuccino from Starbucks or some cookie dough will make me feel so much better! No matter what your guilty pleasure is, it has the potential to do even more harm than what you’ve already experienced. Listen up…

Whatever you’re running to in a time of need and desperation, whatever you’re choosing to fill your cup back up, is your true love and what you actually worship. God is no longer your real God, whatever you’re choosing over Him is.

I learned from doing a bible study by Priscilla Shirer that as long as you allow the devil to consume your mind with things that can only be physically seen, he will continue to stir up trouble underneath the surface. That frappuccino ain’t really helping you sweetie, it’s distracting ya.

Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”

Let’s quit looking to the world to solve our problems and start going to Jesus’s feet. Lay everything out on the table with Him, tell Him how you feel and how you’re confused. And just know that because you’ve spoken His name into whatever you’re going through, that things will actually start to get better on the outside and underneath the surface.

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