(ANON QUESTION RECEIVED FROM GodfirstGodalways)
ive been falling into sin and i feel so far from God. spiritually i am so defeated. i am repenting but i feel like i am so beaten down by sin that it is hopeless. i feel dead . i need the Lord’s help
Don’t trust your feelings. I mean it’s fine to acknowledge them but don’t live in them. God is bigger than your feelings so He is already helping you, just recognize it through praise and thanks. Tell yourself that’s what you believe. My next vlog could help you see from a healthier perspective. 😀 Don’t forget that God is everywhere, all powerful, and all knowing. You can never be separated from His love. The more you agree with those self-destructive feelings, the more you’ll feel far away from God. So tell yourself, you can do something about this by agreeing more with God. What does God think of you?? If you’ve already repented, and acknowledged Him, He heard you, He’s already pardoned you because He sent Jesus to take your place. Now just accept Jesus into your heart again and believe in God’s love for you. God does not withhold his love from you because you’re a sinner. Everyone’s a sinner. Don’t put your hope your own strength to resist temptation. Put your hope in God through surrendering and trusting Him and pray that you will not take His Grace for granted. His Grace is Jesus, so check in with Jesus. Are you having conversations with Him everyday? If you fall again, just repeat, and it gets easier to approach God with your weakness turning into humility than it turning into hopelessness. If you feel dead, thank God because He brings spiritually dead to life! God only works on the surrendered heart, the one who feels so defeated but knows they don’t want to give up, the one ready to give Him their all, the one desperate for change and is willing to act with obedience, the one who seeks to do good even though they are dead beat tired of life. Those are the ones He brings to life if you can believe it/believe it again. Continually trust that all things He puts you through is for your own good because He loves you! I am praying for you dear friend. <3
Ephesians 2:5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
Romans 8:6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
Romans 8:10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)