Jan Mikael (2 Feb 2011)
"Too many Christian's stay Down in the Depth's, in total Despondency. -  by David Wilkerson"

 

TOO MANY CHRISTIANS STAY DOWN IN THE DEPTHS, IN TOTAL DESPONDENCY.

For many believers, sinking to the bottom means the end.
They become so overwhelmed by their failures that they
develop a sense of unworthiness. Over time they feel trapped
beyond any help. Isaiah wrote of such believers, "O thou
afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted" (Isaiah
54:11).

Some eventually get mad at God. They grow tired of waiting
for him to move, so they cry out accusingly: "Lord, where
were you when I needed you? I called to you for deliverance,
but you never answered. I've done everything I know to
do - yet I'm still not free. I'm tired of repenting and
crying, without ever seeing any change. Where are you, God?
Have you forsaken me completely?"

After a while, many such believers simply quit trying. They
end up giving themselves over to their flesh

Others fall into a fog of spiritual apathy. They're
convinced God no longer cares about them. They tell
themselves, "My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is
passed over from my God" (Isaiah 40:27). "The Lord has
forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me" (49:14).

Still others end up focusing all their attention on their
failure. They try to keep themselves in a constant state of
conviction. But this only brings on more bewilderment. They
end up crying, "Our sins be upon us, and we pine away in
them, how should we then live?" (Ezekiel 33:10).

The fact is, feeling conviction is not an end in itself.
When we're humbled by guilt and sorrow over our sin, we're
not supposed to settle into those feelings. They're meant to
drive us to the end of ourselves - and to the victory of the
cross!

Dear one, rest assured: The Lord hears your cry. Not only
that, he is with you in the midst of your trial. You are
going to know his victory for you - in his appointed time.
Until then, draw on his comfort and grace.

David held onto his faith - and God met him. "This poor man
cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his
troubles" (Psalm 34:6). The Lord will do the same for you.

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throughout the world. For information on our charitable
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In Christ, - DAVID WILKERSON