Hello ladies! I've really been struggling lately with my faith. I've gotten to the point where I just want to start over with God, but it is so hard to accept the grace I know He freely gives and believe that He will forgive me for straying away from Him. So, instead of running to Him, I keep running away from Him. If y'all will, please pray for me. I'm lost. I don't know what to do. Thank you.

Posted in: Faith on June 17, 2015

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  • September 19, 2015

    Hey girl,
    I've been there. I am there. I know it's not a nice place to be. But I believe that extreme growth can happen with this...a greater understanding of the gospel and grace can come from this.
    You said you want a new start...the great news is, you can have that! Any moment, any day - God is showering His mercies on you. His mercies are new every morning. When you become a Christian, you are made into a new creation.
    The worst battle you have to fight is between what you know and what you feel. Focus on what you know. Ask Him to help you accept His free grace. Preach the Gospel to yourself everyday (I recommend the book Note to Self to help in this).
    Just keep praying. Keep fighting. Don't give up.
    You are loved. No matter what.

  • July 3, 2015

    I've been there. Alison's advice rings very true. i also encourage you to be super honest and open with Him about your feelings. He already knows everything going on inside you, so you won't take Him off guard. Something I did that He used to help me was I wrote Him a letter. It wasn't a very nice letter. Putting it down on paper & acknowledging my real feelings towards Him really helped. When I was done I burned it. That was therapeutic for me. It helped me to watch the ashes of all that blow away. I'll be praying for you. He loves you, and even when you're faithless He remains faithful.

  • June 18, 2015

    I am sort of at that place too. It's hard to put your everything in someone you can't see. I try to remind myself that even when I am not close to him he is close to me. God is the only constant in life even when we push him away he is and always will be there for you!

  • June 17, 2015

    Hi, I know this feeling, and it's SO real. I've been there when it feels like a strong force keeping you away from desiring to be with God. And you just feel like giving up because the work to get back to God just seems like too much.
    Here's the good news. God wants you to be real with him. He already knows what you think (even the worst of your thoughts) and what you feel. Look at the Psalms, David is ticked off at God and feels like God is against him, but he's super honest with God and remembers God's faithfulness. Feelings are the worst. We can't rely on them. Rely on what you know is TRUE. God is never changing. God is alway for you and your good. God will never leave you. God loves you even on your darkest days and his love NEVER changes for you!

    Remember truth.
    - Allison at A Girl Like Me