I have a 6 year old healthy, vibrant, sugar and some-spice little girl who has complained off and on of hearing the devil in her mind for over a year now. As I’m writing this I’m asking myself why have I waited so long to address this? Quite frankly at times I thought it was a distraction technique to stay up later at bedtime. However, I find myself more concerned about the situation lately. She does not just complain of these thoughts at bedtime anymore. One minute she will be happily playing alone in her room and the next she will be holding her head saying that she can’t make it stop. I can’t stop thinking bad things about Jesus. The devil is telling me that Jesus is dumb but I know He’s not.
I have tried to talk her through these moments, prayed over her, called on Jesus and Mary, called on Saint Michael and his army, blessed her with holy water and prayed the rosary for her but these thoughts don’t go away easily. Eventually she falls asleep or I am able to distract her.
Tonight she told me that the prayers that worked for her last night didn’t work in school today. That was the first that she mentioned having these thoughts outside of our home. She told me that during math today when she was trying to learn about dimes and money she kept trying to push these bad thoughts of Jesus away and concentrate on her money work but she couldn’t make them stop. It sounded like she was wrestling with this in Kindergarten math class!
I know that the Lord will take care of my baby girl and I’ve tried to leave it in His hands for over a year now. But I’m beginning to wonder if maybe I shouldn’t speak to a priest about it soon. Has anyone out there ever experienced anything like this? Could it just be an overactive imagination? Please help. Thank you!