Why give up on seeking God?
I want to tell you that even if God Himself tells you “I don’t want you”, you still shouldn’t give up… there is a certain seed of destruction that the devil has planted in the hearts of many Christians, which there is a point where they feel unworthy before God, of feeling that God can no longer be with them, of feeling unworthy to go before God again,… .so they end up desperate to move forward when they see that even the answers to their prayers are delayed, I have met many such people. but I want to tell you not to despair, there are those with whom God had no plan, some were not even Christians, and some had offended God so much that God pronounced death on them, but in their wickedness they did not despair of running to God to have mercy on them
Are you not more than you who are saved?why give up?
Psalm 107: 10 “They sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron, 11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:
12 And he smote them with a great slaughter; they stumbled, and there was none to help.
13 They cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
15 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Remember the Bible is a book written to warn us, and in other words to strengthen us, and to comfort us. For example, look at this woman who, even though the grace of salvation had not yet reached her, had her gods in Tire. , did not care strong response from God, but he persevered until he found what he was looking for, no matter if he continued to go and worship his gods.
Matthew 15:22 “And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 And he answered him to never a word; And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for he is crying out behind us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 And she came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. let it be to you as you wish. And her daughter was healed from that hour.
Do you see the character of the woman? Another example is King Ahab.
The Bible says that this Ahab was a wicked king, more than any other king who preceded him and was involved in greatly misleading Israel before God (1 Kings 21:25), until the time came when God told him it was enough now. and house yours will be full ..But when the bad news from God came to him, it did not make him despair, and he said now it is now !, God can no longer look at me, instead he went to humble himself.
1Kings 21:27 “And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
28 And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
29 Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? therefore, because he humbled himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days; but in his son’s days will I bring the evil upon his house ”.
There is another one who came after Ahab, called Manasseh. He was the one who did more evil than Ahab and the one who caused even God not to forgive Israel again reall ..God was greatly displeased with him. It came to the point of being taken captive by chains and shackles, and the Assyrians to Babylon.
But being there knowing that he was the first enemy of God, he humbled himself before God and wept bitterly until he was heard.
2Chronicles 33:12 “When he was in distress, he begged Yahweh his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
13 And he struck him; and he received him, and heard his prayer; and he restored him to Jerusalem to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God “.
Now these are just a few examples of people who were wicked and sinful, who had already been judged by God for their sins. But they did not give up, his humility (now why do you give up?) ..but I did not say this so that you too may sin and pray to God and then he will hear you no, that is wrong. I’m writing this for you, you who are saved, and then you feel like God can’t hear you, or He doesn’t care. Ask yourself! just as Jehovah God heard the cries of sinners like Ahab and Manasseh who provoked him to such an extent, how could he not hear you who, you have already given your life ..
He hears you very much. and he sympathizes with you more than you think, and he cares for you, and he hears your prayers… So you have no reason to despair? .. Continue to trust him and pray earnestly for him. Let’s read it again here.
Psalm 107: 4 “They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; They did not see the city to stay.
5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
6: They cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.
7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation ”.
Psalm 105: 8 “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”
I want to tell you that if you are saved, the Lord loves you and is closer to you than even sinners, if you are saved your cry before Him is heard More than the cries of Ahab and Manasseh .. So just keep following God diligently because you are so precious to him, possessors sin not to overcome you, cling to the Lord, wherever He is, He will be with you always.For those who trust in God, their end is as good as Job’s.
James 5:11 “Behold, we call them blessed that waited. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy ”.
God bless you .