7/22/2009

He cannot deny Himself

It has been a long time since I have been able to enter my favourite memes. Today, I was looking forward to being a part of Word Filled Wednesday because it is a way to put out what is on my heart.


The Bible verse that I am sharing today has become a very important in my heart, one I remind myself of several times a day, and thankfully, God is giving me victory and every day I have to repeat it less and less.

As you, usual readers, now, I have been going through a little rough time lately. Emotionally I was pretty weary, and lots of times that comes from a spiritual problem. One that was not there in the beginning, but that, like my pastor has mention many times, I have gotten myself in ¨from thinking myself into a depression¨.

What do I mean with that? Sometimes the devil puts a lie before you. The best thing to do is to fight it back as the Bible says in James 4:17 “ Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.“

But sometimes you are feeling low, and you start validating that lie. That gives the devil a victory, and a ground to grow in. And more lies come, and more lies you believe.

Believing something and knowing something are two different things, I have come to learn the last few weeks. I know my God, I know who He is and what He promises, but believe….. I believed something different, and I was thinking about it so much that I was getting myself all depress. Do you understand what I mean now? Has anyone been there?

So what were the lies I believed? Well, I was praying about something (That was a fight in itself so I will let you know about that one in a different post), and the answer wasn´t coming. I was frustrated and didn´t understand what was going on. So the devil started whispering in my ear “God doesn´t answer your prayers”. Now, I should have known better, I should have known the devil was the one telling me, but I didn´t. Eventually, I believed it.

“God doesn´t care for you”

“What you are doing here is pointless”

“You have no power of God”

“God doesn´t love you”

Now, if you have told me you were the one feeling that way I would have told you of the verses were God promises all those things to His children. When I felt that way I went looking for those verses, but another lie sneak in “Those are not for you”. Now, I never doubted my salvation. I am one that believes that once you are saved, always saved. But somehow the devil had control over that, and I have believed him.

One night, at our Wednesday service in our home church in Alabama, pastor Allison preached, and that Bible verse stand out so strongly that the devil couldn´t convince me it wasn´t for me.


2Ti 2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself

You see, even if I don´t believe God loves me, He does, because He tells us of His love towards us and He cannot deny Himself.

Even if I don´t believe God answers my prayers, He does, because He promises so and He cannot deny Himself.

Even if I believe God cannot do anything trough me, He can, because He promises He would do with those He calls, and He cannot deny Himself.

No matter what I believe, God cannot deny Himself.

Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Maybe this will be a blessing to anyone and a help to many.



19 comments:

Alicia said...

Hi Pilar!! Yes, the enemy is sneaky like that! Yes, I've been there before too, and the verse that always comes to me is that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus!!

Nicole said...

Wow (all teary eyed) Thank you so much. This morning has been such an encouraging one. Thank you for sharing what was on your heart and it was a great help. Take care.

Lauren said...

this is great - thank you so much for sharing! Great insights!! :)

Jill said...

Pilar, what an absolute blessing and encouragement! I have also been praying for something very close to me and have wondered why I wasn't getting an answer. Thanks for reminding me that it's not us, it's HIM and HE is ever faithful!

Ingi said...

Thanks Pilar! I've struggled with the same thing regarding having children.

Susan said...

What a powerful verse and thoughts you shared today.

I was blessed.

So...you are from Spain, how neat!

I have some friends who have started a church there.

I hope to go visit one day.

Blessings♥

Dani Joy said...

That is such a great verse to hang on to forever and especially for the ministry! There are so many things that we could wonder but to know that God can not deny what is written is a promise that will carry us through!
So glad to hear it and praising the Lord for His faithfulness to us!

Laura said...

Thanks for posting this Pilar! I needed to hear that! I struggle daily with living my life out of fear!! I want to be confident in my relationship with the Lord so I can be be confident in every aspect of my life! I fail miserably though!! Thanks for the verses to remember!

Denise said...

Bless you for this post sweetie.

momstheword said...

It is a blessing, thank you. I need to be reminded of that today and every day.

I love II Cor. 10:5 which tells us to take our thoughts captive for Christ.

If we see ourselves as soldiers of Christ, then we know that the enemy is going to attack, and we won't be surprised when he does.

And we can be ready for him by using God's word to refute his attacks, which you did.

We knows these things in our heads, and we need to continue to ask the Lord to write them on our hearts.

Glad you can see me again!!! Missed you! I am using Mozilla Firefox all the time now. Internet Explorer just won't let me see any blogs, not even mine.

Julia said...

Oh, I've been there too! It seems I struggle with that the most when it's my time of the month. I think I'm going to claim that verse as my anti-PMS verse. Thank you so much for sharing your heart.

3 Blessings said...

Thank you for sharing your heart.
Blessings to you,
Amy

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

That is so beautiful!

Toia said...

Thanks for sharing. Happy WFW!!

the Gentry family said...

Yes, a help! Thank you for sharing!

Tori said...

Very well spoken and how true! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. God's Word is so powerful to us if we would only head and obey it.
Have a great day!

Laura said...

I'm saving this on mydelicious and my encouragement folder. Thanks, Pilar!

Stuff could always be worse said...

This post was for me, I know I am late to comment but I have a trial of life that is so weird, I know what you said is right.

I have another award for you on my blog, You may not want it or have time, but I cannot leave you out.
Kim

christy rose said...

Both of your last posts have ministered to me a lot Pilar! Thanks for letting God speak to me through you!