Are you looking for answers to your problems and challenges? If you’re like me, you want real answers to real problems. I have found that God has given us a guaranteed way to receive the answers to those problems and challenges. It is His Word. Every answer or solution you need is found in the Bible; God’s personal love letter to us.
Yet, many Christians aren’t walking victoriously in certain areas of their lives, because the devil continuously wages a war of distraction against them. He has managed to take them away from the one thing that can bring them victory — the Word of God. He will do everything possible to prevent them from opening the Bible because he knows that the Word will deliver them.
The distractions can be very subtle: Too many to-do’s on your daily task list, TV programs that distract you and hold your interest for endless hours, or it may take the form of a big problem that makes you feel you need to focus all your attention on it instead of the Word. The enemy knows that if he can get you to take your eyes off the Word of God, he can keep you from winning the battle.
When you’re going through a tough time, it isn’t just enough to know that God’s answer to your problem is “somewhere in the Bible”, you need to know where it is. Look in a Bible concordance and then find that scripture that God has promised the solution. Meditate on it until the truth of that scripture is revealed to you. The revelation will go from head knowledge to heart revelation. When you make that revelation your own, the devil can’t stop God’s Word from producing fruit in your life.
Even Jesus Himself used the Word to defeat the devil in the wilderness – “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:4) So, the way to defeat the enemy is with “It is written…”
There is no substitute for the written Word of God. God tells us that we will find life and health if we give our attention to His word and keep it in the midst of our hearts. The key is to dig into his Word and let God’s promises abide in your heart.