God: Where Are You?
I’m 20 years old and fairly new to this life on my own. I’m used to my parents taking care of everything (sadly including my spiritual walk) and now I’m on my own. I have a small child and it’s just me and him. I’m working, living with a friend from school and still going to church doing all that I know is the “right” thing to do but I’m struggling with the thought of not being good enough for my parents. I feel like I’ve always lived for them until I had my son. My parents were always pretty strict with me being that I’m the oldest of my siblings and always seem to hold me to a higher bar. Sure I messed up but God still loves me right? I have some verbal support from my parents but that’s it. I’m forced to do everything on my own. Family is spread out and no one really lends out a hand. My parents keep telling me to not let go of my faith and to keep God first but everything is so tough right now. My friends aren’t really saved but they help me out when I need it. They seem more like family than my own parents sometimes. I was happy this time last year but now I’m so depressed, I love my son but I’m so stressed. I want to give him the best life but I don’t have much to give. I’m not perfect but I’m trying. Do I really have any hope? Some days I just feel like yelling,”Where is God?!” in my life.
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Do you have hope? YES!!! Holding on to your faith will be the only hope you have. Think of this. If you give up on God and stop believing; where would any hope come from? Faith is knowing that The LORD is behind the scenes working on your behalf to make things better. That is hope right there. The opposite of faith is; I can’t handle this and I don’t have anybody that can helping me. There is no hope in that so DO NOT GIVE UP ON GOD and do not stop believing. We understand that you are stressed and trust us, everyone in DSM has dealt with or is dealing with some sort of stress. The constant thing in our lives that keeps the stress from overtaking us is our faith. So hold on to your faith and don’t let go. You ask where God is at in your life. There is only one thing that is causing you to survive what you’re dealing with; that is God’s grace. So the better question is; where isn’t God in your life?
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