Somebody is in denial when they refuse to think nor talk about their problem. Denial is the unwillingness to face the problem at hand, as though it does not exist. Many people do not understand the difference between faith and denial. The man who does not have faith and yet does not listen will die.
The Denier, the Presumptuous.
Such is a man that rejects reality and refuses sound advice. He lives in a substitution world, he allows his feelings to dictate the situation. Problems are not problems until he is troubled. He is not troubled, at what would be, he denies and he dodges. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep. He sees fields overgrown with thorns and thistles, and the broken-down fences, yet he composes himself to sleep. He persuaded himself, “all is well.” The presumptuous, he tries to follow, he imitates those of faith, as though he had faith.
The Man of Faith
He walks in faith. He acts in faith, because God had spoken, and he had listened to and believe in the word of God. (Romans 10:17) There is faith in his heart, in knowing that God’s words will not fail. He is not affected by the circumstances around him, the man of faith knows that God is greater than all his worries in life. He is fully persuaded by God and His promises over his life. The man of faith knows God has magnified His word above all His Name. (Psalm 138:2) He does not slumber, he encourages himself in the Lord.