Get to know why there are reasons for every single painful experience you have in life. The picture is painted clearly in the Bible. Light up your faith and never think of giving up on God.
There is something challenging happening in the lives of Christians. God seems not to show up in times of trouble. This may make you vulnerable to the deception of the theories and doctrines of non-believers. Get the best remedy straight from the Bible so that you never think of giving up on God.
What if I recognize your afflictions and draw a conclusion that giving up on God is the best choice?. Uh oh wait a minute; do I really mean my fellow Christians should forget about seeking any help or miracle from God?. I must be kidding if I really meant that.
I believe now I have your attention to this crucial topic which leaves a lot of doubt in the mind of millions of Christians. If it has ever crossed your mind to accuse God of being careless about your life challenges; then in this article I would like to remind you to reconsider your decision.
Maybe you would like to take a detour to read other related articles:
1. Understanding why God is silent to your problems
2. Why God hasn’t answered your prayers
Interestingly, I have known a couple of real stories of some Christians who gave up on God because:
1. They have waited for too long.
2. Their faith in God shattered.
3. Some an unbeliever brainwashed them to believe that there is no God.
You see, the moment you doubt the power of God to perform miracles or something big in your life; You automatically open portals for Satan and his angels to win over you through their crafty devices.
And without any controversy, the Devil can help you get rid of your problems at a price. He will never help you for free!.
Giving up on God would be a very big mistake. Because He is the best helper you could ever have.
If you are a devout Christian and still can’t understand why God seems far away from reach; Keep reading. I am very hopeful this piece of content will inspire you enough to light up your faith in HIM.
Honestly, I understand that awful feeling when you need God’s help and can’t see any sign of his presence. When prayers go answered, we still can’t be right to accuse God. And giving up on Him because you haven’t felt his touch doesn’t make you right. There is something you must do when you find yourself in such kind of hopelessness. Examine your life…
Have you forgotten how God demonstrated His power to Ezekiel?. I’m talking about the vision concerning the valley of dry bones. Even if your life and everything you have is broken; God can restore it. Oh, where is your faith?!.
The Psalmist lamented:
“Listen O LORD! Answer me! For I am oppressed and needy. Protect me, for I am loyal! O my God, deliver your servant, who trusts in you!
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I cry out to you all day long! Make your servant glad, for to you, O Lord, I pray!
Certainly O Lord, you are kind and forgiving and show great faithfulness to all who cry out to you. O LORD, hear my prayer! Pay attention to my plea for mercy! In my time of trouble, I cry out to you, for you will answer me” ( Psalms 88:1-7).
Getting The Basic Understanding Of Your Anxiousness For God’s Help
Some of the common problems plunging Christians into hopelessness include financial constraints, diseases, and sicknesses, injustice, marital problems, fear, etc. And most of these are rooted in the spiritual realm and so it is not easily broken. It may require both fasting and prayers to break up any spirit of destruction or retrogression.
Perhaps God has already answered your prayers but the Devil has been a stumbling block. This is what happened to Daniel when he prayed for 21 days before he finally received his answer.
The situation that is making you give up on God may be similar to this one. Or it could be that you are going through a test of faith.
In a couple of my articles, I have iterated why we must grow an unwavering faith in God. There is nothing happening in your life that is unprecedented. If you think your situation is the worst anyone could experience then, you are being a BIG liar.
Christians should learn how to be grateful to God. There is no way you can make an immediate change in your life without God’s will. Have a look at this verse before I continue;
“The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue is from the LORD” (Proverbs 16:1).
A Quick Lesson From The Couple Who Gave Up On God
I would like to summarise the real story of a Christian couple who gave up on God and finally committed suicide. It actually happened somewhere in Europe this very year (2019). I believe some of my readers have heard it in the news or found it elsewhere.
It happened that after several years of marriage(more than 10 years) they couldn’t produce children. As devout as they are, they stayed faithful to each other whiles they kept their faith in God alive and actively participated in church activities.
Finally joy knock at their door… They had a baby boy. They were grateful and thanked God for answering their prayers.
In the third year, the Baby was seriously sick… It was a brain tumor. Oh gosh… The Doctor proposed surgery and it was done successfully. As their Christian life story seems to be blissful, then bad news crops up.
So it happened that the baby only lived for about 7 years and died. The couple wept bitterly and left notes behind saying God hasn’t been fair with them.
The next day, they committed suicide. This is one of the saddest stories I’ve ever heard this year. Giving up on God would rather make things turn to sour.
Can we compare this sad story with the afflictions of Job?. I don’t think so. What Jonny Cash said is very true; Christianity is not for sissies. It takes a real man to fight the good fight.
This is one of the saddest life stories you could ever hear. If things are still not going the way you expect; you can’t blame God; neither can you put HIM into compulsion. Just keep the faith alive, irrespective of your circumstances.
Giving Up On God Would Be Your Greatest mistake
If you call yourself a Christian and for one or two reasons you start thinking of giving up on God; Then you need to reconsider your decision.
Taking that step wouldn’t blot out your afflictions. Why not trust His timing?. Dare not seek help from other spiritual mediums else you would incur God’s wrath on your life.
King David, apostle Paul and Job, for instance, were servants of God but nothing exempted them from afflictions and other emotional pains. They kept on praising God and believing in HIS name.
All their complains went up to God and He redeemed them. Nothing happening in your life is unprecedented. Let the life
of these Bible, characters inspire you enough to keep on trusting God unconditionally.
“Indeed we felt as if the sentence of death had been passed against us, so that we would not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead. He delivered us from so great a risk of death, and he will deliver us. We have set our hope on him that he will deliver us yet again” ( 2 Corinthians 1:9-10).
May your faith be renewed in Christ Jesus today. Never say God doesn’t care about you so you will do it all by yourself. With Him all things are possible. Stay blessed and don’t forget to share with loved ones.