Hope in a Distracted World

It’s funny how, when my mind is overstimulated and I have a few minutes to myself, I resort to watching t.v. for comfort, in place of my real Comforter.

It’s funny how, I numb myself with social media for relief, when I know the only One who can truly relieve my heart is God.

It’s funny how, the moment I finally sit down to read my Bible, as I know I should, my phone starts blowing up with text messages, my dog starts barking at me to go outside to play, or my mind starts wandering off to what else I could be doing.

I turn to something else — something “easier.”

How often do we do this?

It seems the moment we attempt to be still, something else vies for our attention, and we give in.

That’s precisely Satan’s plan for us — distraction.


Be it busyness, Netflix, perfectionism, scrolling on social media, or a combination of things, the enemy will use it to steal your time. The enemy will use anything to pull your attention away from the Lord. 

Why? 

Satan knows God’s word is alive.

Satan knows, as you form an intimate relationship with God, you will see through his deception and he will have no power. 

Satan knows, as you listen to God’s voice, his own voice will be silenced.

Satan seeks to harm your ability to be still. 

Satan fills the world with as much noise as he can, in an effort to distract you.


There is hope, though — the enemy can’t stop us from seeking God. The enemy can’t separate us from God. The enemy can’t quiet God’s voice.

But we must recognize Satan’s tactics. We must recognize our distractions.

Our distractions reveal what is important to us. Our distractions reveal our idols. Our distractions reveal our hearts.

“but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.”

— Mark 4:19

So, what are your distractions?

Identify them, surrender them, and know this — He will deliver you from those distractions; He will give you strength to fight them.

Let His Word be what speaks life into you today. 

Let Him reveal to you the truth behind the illusions today.

Refuse to let the enemy win today.

As you lean in, God’s voice will always be louder than the noise of this world.

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