I'm Losing My Faith In God And I'm Really Scared.

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by ChangingMyself, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. I feel hopeless. I pray seek GOD. But I get nothing. He seems to be ignoring me or just doesn't care about me or he doesn't exist.

    I lost two of my senses two years ago.. Taste and smell. I tried everything. I prayed, I got surgery, I took meds, I got shots and prayed and still nothing.

    I have been in a series of dead end relationships and I pray for GOD to send me the right person because Im 32 and I want a family and a husband. Both of my sisters are married with children...I'm alone and miserable

    I pray to God to please help me find a better job because I get paid really low and I look for a new job but nothing happens I'm stuck

    Maybe he isn't there. Maybe he doesn't love me. Maybe he doesn't care about me suffering everyday. I'm tired
  2. I'm miserable seeing food all day...hear people talk about smell and mines...was taken away its gone. Its been gone for 2 years. Why me? Why am I the only one alone in my family can't make a relationship work at all..always getting my heart broken. I pray to God and I try to be a perfect person I try to do the right thing but I'm always let down and left alone. I'm tired of this

    I'm scared because if I lose my faith completely what am I going to do? I won't have anything to live for anymore.
  3. I am still new to the faith so I feel a bit challenged with finding an answer. All I can say is that I can pray for you :(
  4. Thank you I don't want to discourage you though. I'm just so miserable I can't bear it.
  5. What you're going through is horrible and I can definitely feel your depression coming through. I'm not psychologist, but it sounds to me like that's what it is. You're depressed to a significant degree, and this may be an ailment you can't just snap yourself out of.

    The good news is that if you have genuine faith, you can't lose it. You can't. God gave you the faith that you have and you cannot reject what God has given you. You may have feelings of despair, and those feelings may haunt you during your entire life, but if you are a true believer in Christ, you cannot lose your faith.

    Many of us have had super tragic things happen in our lives. I lost a wife to a car accident about 16 years ago. I was seriously depressed for a long time and asked the same questions you are asking, i.e. "why me?" In times like these we have to hold onto the promise of Romans 8:28: all things work together for good, for those called according to His purpose. This is a promise that you must affirm. It may seem like little consolation given what you're going through, but all you can do is draw nearer to the Lord. You are going through the fire right now as God is fashioning you into something awesome. Our sufferings during this brief time on Earth will be insignificant next to future glories.

    In the meantime, keep your eye on the prize and consider getting some professional counseling. There is no shame in that. As I said, this may be something you cannot deal with by yourself. Praying for you.
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  6. I'm not going to a counselor. I have tried that in the past and I know everyone says you need to try more and get comfortable but I'm just not going through all that again. I thought god was supposed to help me? I don't want to go to a person and tell them all this and then pay..or even if its free. I want GOD to help me. What good is he if he isn't listening to me? I have even been on meds before it didn't do anything. Where is he?
  7. I can't know that, obviously. I don't know where you are in your walk with Christ. What is your statement of faith? What do you believe?
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  8. I'm sorry I don't mean to be huffy. I'm just so angry.

    What do I believe? I believe sometimes that he isn't there at all. I see people getting things handed to them, things come so easy to them. I pray and things get WORSE. I lost my senses for God sake. I might as well just give up. I been listening to sermons everyday and its not getting through to me anymore. God is not here. He isn't here. :( What am I going to do with no God I grew up all my life thinking there was a God now I'm screwed.
  9. You didn't answer my question. What is your statement of faith? How do you know you are saved?
  10. I don't know? I really don't all I know is I accepted Jesus Christ as my lord and savior. I believe in him my whole life.
  11. I know that I draw closest to God when things are not going so well in my life. I had a friend of mine who recently retired from the Army. He had a great job making a bunch of money, lots of free time, everything was great, etc. This was a believer with really strong faith. I ran into him in Afghanistan and he lamented to me that he felt really far away from God. I told him, "it's hard to need God when everything is going great."

    Your current troubles are an opportunity to draw closer to God, in fact, they may be the whole reason behind it. If someone asked me what I believed or how I knew I was saved, I would be able to grind out a half a page of text that describes the triune God that I worship, how Jesus paid the price for my sin, the process and promises of my salvation, etc. Too many people want God to be their cosmic fix-all for all their problems but they don't really know Him. They call on Him when things are going badly in their lives but when times are good, they have no time for God.

    I don't know if this describes you or not. I certainly don't mean to accuse you of anything or question your salvation, etc. I just want to encourage you to seek a closer relationship with God. Your outlook on life right now is very introverted. I would be asking the question "What is God trying to teach me right now with all this?" If you are a believer, everything that happens to you is for your own good. Everything. That is the promise. We don't have to like it. But that's the way it is.
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  12. losing your sense of taste and smell is supposed to have something good in it? Having everyone guy you love treat you like garbage is supposed to be good while you sit there seeing your younger sister get married, make tons of money out of no where when you worked your whole life. Prayed to god even when things were good and worked your butt off only to be treated like garbage and like you don't matter. How can that be good at all? I'm confused on this whole thing. I hear this alot in religion. That tests are good and bad things will bring you closer but there are plenty of un religious people who are THRIVING in life and I'm sitting her crying to TASTE FOOD. Something everyone can do. Something so small so little. I can't even smell a candle and even if I ever did get to have a baby I wouldn't be able to smell my baby or know if he food I'm cooking for my baby is any good. Its a nightmare! This isn't something good..this is horrible. How can God think this is good at all?
  13. John chapter 14 is a very searching and comforting chapter for the believer.
  14. I just want to know how you guys would feel if you couldn't taste or smell food? Then on top of that your whole complete life was CRAP. I could see maybe losing your senses and then having good things in other aspects of your life but that plus everything else being CRAP too and then beleiving in a God that doesn't give a care about it. Just sitting in heaven saying wait wait wait my timing is perfect and then even if I don't answer your prayers when you die You are going to have a afterlife. I DON'T CARE about an afterlife I want to live now I want some happiness now! This is just awful Im getting upset.
  15. This morning was one of the toughest mornings of my life. I completely lost it. Finally I got out of bed and made it over to work. I'm at work now
  16. #16 KingJ, Aug 30, 2013
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    So when our body, mind and spirit gives us warning signs we must ignore them?

    1 Cor 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
  17. Hi there. The good news is that God does love everyone. God does care about you. He has proven it by dying on the cross for you. The ONLY limiting factor in God answering our prayers or us ''feeling / touching / walking in a live / real relationship with Him is US. We simply ..mostly DO NOT love Him! Many people like / love the idea of a God that fits in with their life, gives them whant they want, answers their prayers....but scripture teaches that we need to come to God on His terms, submit to His will for our lives....whatever that may be!

    I propose you give yourself a reality check and be dead honest...with yourself. Do you really love Jesus? Do you approve of what He said and did? Do you want to submit to Him and put Him on the throne in your life?

    Many people are on the fence (no offence). We need to make up our mind properly!!!! Either we love God and will serve Him despite whatever comes our way or we won't.

    John 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

    James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded
  18. Do you attend church? A coal out the fire dies my friend.

    Sorry to hear about you losing taste and smell senses!!!! I will be praying for healing and strength for you.
  19. #19 KingJ, Aug 30, 2013
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    My heart really does go out to you! But the reality is that hard times reveal whats in the heart. Would you marry for love or money? If you are married and are going through hell with poverty / bickering but there is no adultery, will you divorce? God does not want servants that He has to look after! We are to be the bride of Christ.

    Matt 10:38-39 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
  20. #20 aha, Aug 30, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2013
    That one made me think…

    What if I lose my eyes, my sight: will I blame God?

    ...I don't know...

    NOW, I just think positive and hmmmm a song “Count your blessings, name them one by one….” : )
    And read some helpful verse….
    Matthew 10:29-31
    Philippians 4:13

    With our "worldy measurement of fortunate or unfortunate people"... i still yet to learn from these people are truly happy....

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