3 thoughts on “The Screwtape Letters | Letter Eight”
The trough, the low point in our journey is real. The concern Screwtape has is when we are in the low point and circumstances are bleak, a follower of Jesus will still pray and pursue Christ. For a Christian to feel forsaken and still obey is a problem for Screwtape and Wormwood. We must hold on to Christ through all this life brings our way.
Even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death we will fear no evil for you are with me . . .
What I understand from this chapter is that when we are in the valley and feel that we have been abandoned that is when we are being encouraged to walk on our own and gain strength. Offer our prayers and petitions become stronger and more meaningful as we seek to get back to our relationship with God. Skrewtape is warning not to fall into thinking that the patient is more likely to be vulnerable at that time.
The enemy uses emotions to lie to us and make us feel what isn’t true. He tries to make us feel better with ungodly thoughts. But God uses our trials to help grow in character and faith. While the enemy uses our trials to steal any joy that if left.
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