I wonder if you have ever heard anything similar. When I hear words like these I know they are not from God, because they do not line up with the Bible. The are lies to keep me defeated and make me feel unworthy before God. God will never speak outside of His Word. He does not lie. The only thing the enemy can do, is lie. It is his nature to try and drag me down. If I let myself believe his lies, my faith is eroded, and slowly but surely I would give up hope.
I am always filled with hope when I read the story of the gentile woman in the book of Matthew. You can read the story in Chapter 15, verses 21-28.
This woman comes running to Jesus pleading, begging and probably crying for the deliverance of her daughter, who is plagued by evil spirits. She knows that she is not worthy. She is not a Jew but she is desperate and has a glimmer of faith burning deep down in her soul.
Jesus hears her and keeps walking. He says nothing. The disciples try to turn her away but still she persists. She has no other hope.
Jesus stops and tells her he has come to help the Jews at this time, not the Gentiles. He explains that he can not take the food he has been given for the children and feed it to the dogs. Israel was God's chosen nation, his children.
The woman mustered up all of the courage and faith she had and spoke '...even dogs are allowed to eat the scraps that fall beneath their masters’ table.'
Jesus beams with delight! He holds her, looks deep into her eyes and tells her that her faith is great! Her request is granted.' And from that moment on her child is instantly healed.
Cradles my face in his warm loving hands.
Looks deeply into my eyes, the recesses of my soul.
Smiles with a grin brighter than the midday sun.
And whispers to me,
'I love you my beautiful child. Your faith is great. Your request is granted'
And Sam will be healed from that very moment. It will be complete.
It's just around the bend...