CHALLENGES WOMEN FACE aka DEAR JULIE

Mad at God

 Facing our challenges head-on!
Challenges Women Face

July 5, 2016

Dear Julie:

My life is full of trials and worries. I attend church…sing in the choir..try to be good to people…My house went into foreclosure. I can’t find a place and no place to go..I find myself getting so mad at God. I feel like he’s let me down and he doesn’t care. I have faith, but I don’t have enough to give it all to God. –Mad at God

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Dear Mad at God:

Thank you for writing to me. Bless your heart, I think you have a wrong idea of what it means to be a child of God. It doesn’t matter how good we are, how often we attend church, or whether we sing in the choir. There’s nothing we can do that is good enough for God to let us into his perfect heaven.

That’s why we need a savior, someone who WAS perfect and who would pay the price for our sins so God could let us into heaven. And that’s where Jesus comes in. He left his home in heaven, came down here and lived among humans. He lived a perfect life and then, because he loved us, died on the cross taking the punishment for our sins.

So you see, it’s not about us and our trying to earn God’s favor. It’s about recognizing how needy we are and how lost we are. It’s about recognizing that without a savior, we’d all be hell bound. It’s about asking God to forgive our sins and asking Jesus to take the wheel of our lives here on earth until he comes to take us home to heaven.

If you think God is mad at you or treating you unfairly, it could be that He’s trying to get your attention so that you can come into a proper relationship with him and become his beloved child. You probably are familiar with this precious verse, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

God loves you and has great plans for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).

My advice to you is to get into the Bible and begin to study it. Study verses like Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 3:23; 6:23; 10:9; 12:1-2. Read the gospel of John. The Bible is God’s love letter to us. We need to study it and glory in his love and care for his children.

Then be surprised at how he will work things together for good in your life and enable you to do things you NEVER thought you could. As his child, you will become the princess he always intended for you to be. Until we become his children, he doesn’t owe any of us anything. To his children, however, he has promised to meet all our needs, including housing. If you are his child, God will lead you in green pastures, and never leave or forsake you (Matthew 7:7; Psalm 23; Hebrews 13:5).

So, consider the wisdom of doing what you say you haven’t yet done with your faith–give it all to God. Then taste and see that he is good (Psalm 34:8).

God bless,
Julie

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

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