I've learned in study that, after Jesus was baptized, He was led into the wilderness. Satan tried to tempt Him over and over, but Jesus fought back by quoting scripture. (Matthew 4:1-11)
We need to know that because it gives us a tool to use in the midst of temptations - quote God's Word. That is another important reason to be in His Word.
"He overcame temptation... by remembering and quoting Scripture." - Max Lucado
"Arm yourself with God's Word." - Max Lucado
Joyce Meyer (speaking about the Bible) says:
"... there's more power in this than the devil ever thought about having. There's power in the Word of God. And, when you speak the Word of God, in faith out of your mouth, everything else ultimately has to bow it's knee to it, including your feelings."
Suggestion (I've heard similar/same ideas before.): Find Bible verses relating to some of the temptations you face, as well as other truths in His Word to use when temptation comes knocking. Memorize the verses. That way, you are prepared to use them when needed.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I work in the health field. I am not an expert in anything faith-related, nor do I work in a faith-related area. The things I write are things I've learned and/or things I believe. I learned them from sermons, Bible teacher(s), Bible study, life, and/or etc. I take things I've learned and see how I believe they could be applied to OCD based on my experiences, etc. with OCD. I am not saying to use any of the things on this blog as treatment. Maybe you'll find some things in my blog posts to help you on top of whatever treatment method(s) you have chosen/choose to use or not use for your OCD, but you do so at your own risk. I am not responsible for any of your choices, actions, decisions. I am not responsible for any of your results, nor your lack of results. I have read something similar or the same as this in the past from a Bible teacher: If anything I ever write doesn't line up with God's Word, please throw it out.
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