I always wondered if ocd was really just demons putting thoughts in my head. I struggled with the insanity of ocd till it got to much to bare, I prayed for help.
I always had bad thoughts, and to stop them I would have to replace them with good thoughts...and even then it sometimes didn't help which meant flicking light switches on and off heaps of times. refilling cups, touching certain things all the time. Oh and constantly checking things..drove me nuts!!
I prayed for help to overcome it. And after I prayed if I thought 'Jesus loves me' that would be good enough to walk away from it. unless it was a really terrible thought, i'd run back and do it a few more times
I prayed some more. I happened to watch Joyce Meyer at 2am in the morning.. it was about how demons whisper in peoples ears. she quoted the bible: 1 John.
HE WHO IS IN YOU IS STRONGER THAN HE WHO IS IN THE WORLD.
(God is in us, and the devil is in the world)
I realized that if my bad thoughts are from demons...they have no hold over me!! God is stronger than any demon.
I got up and filled a glass with water and instantly I got a bad thought... and I laughed!!! I couldn't believe it, I laughed and I said 'nice try' and I drank my water after only filling it once!!!!! I was filled with Joy and I praised my Lord.
When I went to bed I opened my curtains and gazed into the starry sky, I was usually too afraid to do that, and I had never felt so close to God.
I felt true peace, freedom from those tormenting thoughts because I knew they had no hold on me. God was my shelter and I had nothing to fear.
I know now that when I first prayed, I had not fully trusted God...when confronted with a bad thought, I'd repeat my ritual.
I still get bad thoughts sometimes, but they have no hold on me. I belong to Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit dwells in me. I will not answer to demons.
GOD IS IN YOU... TRUST IN HIM AND YOU WILL OVERCOME THE WORLD.