Lies Single Moms Are Tempted to Believe

Lie: I cannot go to church it is for two parent families.

Truth: The church is made up of many parts and each one of us has a part in it (1 Cor. 12:27).

Lie: If I find another man, I will be happy again.

Truth: Joy comes from the Lord (Ps. 16:11, Neh. 8:10).

Lie: God will stop loving me just like others have.

Truth: He will never stop loving you (Ps. 118).

Lie: God cannot be a Father to the fatherless.

Truth: God promises to be a Father to the fatherless (Ps. 68:5).

Lie: If I just had more money, I would be happy.

Truth: Money can never satisfy (Eccl. 5:10).

Lie: God will let me down too.

Truth: God is always faithful (Deut. 7:9).

Lie: No one knows my pain.

Truth: God hears your cries (Ps. 116:1).

Lie: The body of Christ does not need me.

Truth: Each person has their own gift from God and is part of the body of Christ (1 Cor. 7:7, 1 Cor. 12:27).

Lie: I cannot escape the trouble around me.

Truth: God is a strong tower of protection for you (Prov. 18:10) and He is ABLE to   do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine (Eph. 3:20–21).

Lie: I need to do anything it takes to get a man. After all, the competition will.

Truth: You defile yourself as a prostitute when you give your body away (Ps. 106:39).

Lie: I am only as good as I am sexually desirable.

Truth: Beauty and charm are fleeting but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised (Prov. 31:30).

Lie: I need to know if we are sexually compatible before I remarry him.

Truth: Having sex before marriage is a fleshly desire which is contrary to the Word of God and to the Spirit (Gal. 5:19). God made male and female and He will be faithful to make them one within marriage (Gen. 2:24).

Lie: I have no one to help me.

Truth: God is refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Prov. 46:1). He is your help and shield (Ps. 115:9).

Lie: I will never have peace.

Truth: God will give you everlasting peace (John 14:27).

Lie: I will never be happy.

Truth: God will give you joy that no one can take away (John 16:22).

Lie: I will never rest.

Truth: God offers you rest if you run to Him (Ps. 91). He will give you sweet sleep (Prov. 3:24). Ask. God will comfort you (Ps. 119:50).

Lie: God meant to harm me.

Truth: His desire is to bless you (Deut. 7:13) with more than you can ask or imagine (1 Cor. 2:9).

Lie: I can’t trust God now.

Truth: God blesses you if you trust in Him (Ps. 84:12).

Lie: I am all the bad things I have done.

Truth: God made you a new creation and gives you righteousness as His child (2 Cor. 5:17). He is gracious and compassionate (Ps. 111:4).

Lie: God will always be disappointed in me.

Truth: God rejoices over you (Isa. 62:5). He is mighty and He sings over you (Zeph. 3:17). When we ask for forgiveness, He will remember our sins no more (Isa. 43:25).

Lie: God doesn’t love me.

Truth: God is love (1 John 4:16).

Lie: God is not good.

Truth: He is good and what He does is good (Ps. 119:68).

Lie: God cannot forgive me.

Truth: He is rich in mercy (Eph. 2:4).

Lie: I need to love God for Him to love me.

Truth: He loved you first (1 John 4:10).

Lie: God doesn’t care about me.

Truth: He sent His Son to die for you (John 3:16).

Lie: There is no hope for me.

Truth: God has delivered your soul from death (Ps. 116:8).

Lie: I am all alone.

Truth: God is always with you (Isa. 43:1–2).

Lie: I cannot know what God wants me to do.

Truth: God reveals Himself to you if you seek Him (Prov. 8:17).

Lie: God doesn’t know how to help me.

Truth: God knows what you need before you ask Him (Matt. 6:8).

Lie: God doesn’t hear me when I pray.

Truth: God hears your prayers (Prov. 15:29).

Lie: I simply cannot make it.

Truth: God knows what you need and He will provide for you (Matt. 6:31–32).

Lie: There is no way to know what to do.

Truth: God will direct your steps when you seek Him (Prov. 3:5–6).

Lie: I have no hope.

Truth: He gives you hope and grace (2 Thess. 2:16).

© Used with permission from Kim Jaggers.

About the Author

Kim Jaggers

God has opened doors for Kim Jaggers to minister to women as a speaker, writer, and ministry leader. Kim is the author of Truth to Hold On To as well as an internationally received blog at Her compelling story has been featured on Revive Our Hearts, and she lives and laughs often with her family near Knoxville, Tennessee.