Probably Being Carried

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Challenges Women Face

November 15, 2016

Dear Julie:

In the past few years, I have dealt with my fair share of troubles, but it seems like when I seek God the most, when I pray the hardest, I get nothing. I usually hear the word Patience in the back of my mind, so yeah I’m impatient, I know.

I have started to feel (not suicidal) like I’m ready to go be with God. No, I don’t want to kill myself, but why can’t I go home to be with him. I have started to see the real evil in this world and I want nothing to do with it, not even live in it. But I am waiting for God to show me something, tell me anything.. what does he want me to do??

I have so many questions, I couldn’t even begin to start asking, even if I found the right person to ask. I just feel like I’m so lost right now. I just want to know what I’m supposed to do with this life God gave to me. I can’t lie, at times I don’t want it anymore. But I am not looking for my plan, I’m looking for His. Thanks in advance if you see this and answer.–Probably being Carried

Dear Probably Being Carried:

Maybe it will help you to know you are not alone. Many people feel the way you do. As our culture turns away from God, more and more evil is being unleashed into the world. It is painful to watch the news or to hear what is going on daily all across our once Christian land.

But remember Jesus is coming again and He will make all things right. Lean on Him and, yes, be patient. God is more long-suffering than we would be, giving people time to repent and be saved.

In the meantime, “Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:3-4).

You are waiting on God to “show me something, tell me anything.. what does he want me to do??” He wants you to “act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). That means read your Bible and pray, attend a good Bible-believing church, fellowship with other believers. And, as He leads and gives opportunity, serve Him by serving others.  Most of all, trust God! He is sovereignly in control of all things–even when it doesn’t seem like it.

If, however, these feelings begin to overpower you to the point you want to end it all, then please seek godly counsel. Your pastor or a Christian counselor he recommends can help you put things back into focus.

God bless you. Julie

Remember, friends, as challenges come our way, we can face them head-on
through Christ who strengthens us!

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