On Denial and the Sovereign Authority of God

“When we live in denial, we create another world in our minds, a world that does not exist. A world that God chose not to create. It is a way to pretend that the world that does exist – never came to be. Denial is a form of idolatry. It is a way that we worship our own false reality; instead of worshiping the absolute reality of God and His power to create the reality that He has already created. We must be careful to remember that the Lord said, “I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the LORD, who does all these things” (Isaiah 45:7). That darkness, which GOD CREATED, includes our own dark pasts. Denial in our lives indicates that we either don’t believe God can resurrect our pasts or that we do not believe that God will do what is right by someone that we love (that someone could be ourselves or someone else).

Denial is a judgment that we make; it is a way that we judge God as deficient in His God-ness. We deny reality because we love what we want to be true more than we love the real truth that God has ordained into our lives. If you think about it, denial is a way that people try to be God and try to be the savior of their own little worlds. Denial effectually denies the Sovereign authority of God to be God.”

Taken from Walking in Newness of Life: Experiencing the Power of God in Resurrection (p.99).

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