I have had people tell me they wouldn’t ask God to heal them or help them financially because they were “not worthy”, or they didn’t live their life as a good enough person! So I thought we ought to talk about that for a moment.
So I ask you, have you ever said, “If I were the Christian I was supposed to be I wouldn’t feel”…now fill in the blank: fearful, jealous, envious, worthless, bitter, un-trusting, un-trustworthy, mean, despised? The list could go on and on but you get my drift! Well, dear Reader, I have the answers for you, truthfully not I, but the Word. Let’s start with a few verses from Psalm 109 Oh, God, my Lord, step in; work a miracle for me—you can do it! Get me out of here—your love is so great! —I’m at the end of my rope, my life in ruins. I’m fading away to nothing, passing away, my youth gone, and old before my time. Psalms 40:17 and me? I’m a mess. I’m nothing and have nothing: make something of me. You can do it; you’ve got what it takes— but God, don’t put it off. Psalm 70:5 But I’ve lost it. I’m wasted. God—quickly, quickly! Quick to my side, quick to my rescue! God, don’t lose a minute.
Now, all these words were said TO GOD from the Shepherd King, David, a man, about whom it is said, “a man after God’s OWN heart!” If this man, who was so very close to God and had sinned greatly, who had a man killed so that he could have his wife, after whom he had lusted when looking down on her while she was bathing, could feel so low, then why shouldn’t you have times that you feel “poor and needy”?
You have to ask for agreement in prayer. If there are any “bad attitudes in you,” let us tell that spirit to be gone in the name of Jesus. Have I ever felt those feelings? I would be lying to you if I said no. However, isn’t life all about being able to overcome these trials? Realizing and admitting that you have a fault is all you need to do: James 5: 16 Confess your sins (faults) to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. I have heard it said that life is the training ground for eternity, the “boot camp”! I want to pass every test life throws at me, and I know that you also feel that same way!
The moment you really begin trying to conquer your “faults” a dozen things will crop up to stop you. People will test your patience until it wears so thin you can see through it, but hang on, Philippians 4:13 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency. Psalm 139:23-24 Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong—then guide me on the road to eternal life.
Don’t let the devil lie to you about others or yourself! You are worth it!