When We Feel Abandoned By God, What Should We do? How Do We Reconnect?

God Left Me! Why Has He Forsaken Me?

When We Feel Abandoned By God

It’s been a while I got this kinda concern. When I started reading this concerned message I realised am also a victim to this. But in this case let’s read and try to contribute positively in supporting and helping this anonymous brother.

I grew up in the church and I know the Bible well. But now, I’m positive that God left me. Like Saul. I’m empty and it seems pointless to live. I’m basically a corpse walking around. I have no joy, peace, patience or kindness. No fruit of the Spirit. How can I have the fruit of the Spirit when God left me? I got sick about a month ago and started doubting everything. I was thinking sick thoughts–blasphemous thoughts. I tried to fight with scripture but the doubt and evil thoughts continued to expand. And now I know that the beautiful spirit of the Lord is gone. God left me; He has deserted me. I’ve prayed and prayed but I’m sure God left. God has given me over to a reprobate mind. Now nothing affects me. My heart is hard. I know that the Bible is God’s Word and that Jesus is God’s Son and that He gave He gave the Holy Spirit to dwell in those who believe. I know who God is even if He gave me over to a reprobate mind. I will continue to let people know that He is true even thought God left me.

Uncle Tim gave a very positive and encouraging advise.

The purpose of God’s testing is not to undermine us, but to purify and to move our assurance away from feelings which can be transitory to a solid faith that seeks to serve God even if it seems that He is destroying us (Job 13:14). Sometimes we think we are strong Christians when we do not realize on what weak legs we stand. Then the storms come, as Scripture says they will, and our worlds are turned upside down. God’s purpose through His training of us is to substitute for our weak legs some strong legs of faith, where we seek God and seek to live out His will even when our worlds seem to be collapsing around us. We are the house built on the rock.

So my encouragement to you is to lift up the feeble legs (Hebrews 12:12-13), stand strong in God, understand His purposes in your life, and hope in Him. When the testing is done, you will come through as pure gold, a treasure fit for His presence, and a blessing to all.

Another anonymous contributor advises

So here is what I do when difficult times come. First, I pray and ask God to reveal if there is some sin that has brought about the feeling of estrangement. If there is some sin that comes to mind, I confess it.

Second, having dealt with any know sin, I remind myself of His promises to me and assure myself that God is not a liar. In fact, I go farther and reaffirm to myself His great character and desire for us. Sometimes I read some of the great passages of Scripture on God’s character. I reaffirm that He has forgiven my sin and cleansed me, even as He promised and even though I do not “feel” clean. The feelings follow faith. I talk to myself about Him.

Third, I stop and worship Him for who He is. I submit myself before Him and tell Him how great He is. I see this with Job’s response, where in his sorrow he paused and worshipped (Job 1:20).

Fourth, I talk to myself about me, my purpose in this world, my calling to represent Him well, my choice not to focus on myself but to focus on Him. I reaffirm that serving Him is my choice no matter how I feel.

Finally, I seek to engage with His word and continue to pray, accounting that He is listening even when I have no feeling of engagement. (But I must admit, usually by the end of step 2, I find that I have reconnected. There is something about worship that touches God’s heart and transforms ours.) Yet, in the times when I still feel remote, I choose to draw near to Him and trust that in His time He will draw near to me. And He always does.

Other contribution to this …

Faith is trusting when we cannot see, banking that in the morning joy will return.

I encourage you not to be cast down, but to know that such times of struggle are part of God’s good gifts to His own, demonstrating His loving training so that our faith may stand strong and robust and be able to withstand any storm that strikes the rock on which our house is built.

I know this is difficult, especially in times you are not feeling well. But I encourage you to engage with others, and seek their prayers for mutual support during this time.

What advise do you have for this concerned brother, we will love you to share your thoughts and contributions too….

Have a blessed Sunday!!!

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Declaration

This declaration is my guide each day to remind myself how am saved and I don’t need to be condemned and believe in the devil’s lie. I pray this declaration today will change someone’s perception about life and to recognise the full knowledge of Christ’s death and salvation.

I know what the devil will say to you. He will say to you, ‘You are a sinner!’ Tell him you know you are, but that for all that you are justified. He will tell you of the greatness of your sin. Tell him of the greatness of Christ’s righteousness. He will tell you of all your mishaps and your backslidings, of your offences and your wanderings. Tell him, and tell your own conscience, that you know all that, but that Jesus Christ came to save sinners, and that, although your sin be great, Christ is quite able to put it all away.

Prayer For The Beginning Of The Month

Today 01-09-2018.

Expect;

  • A fresh outpouring in your life
  • Pleasant surprises you never expected before
  • New job and income
  • Someone will be celebrating God for providing a brand new house
  • Someone will be dancing and giving thanks for a brand new car
  • Barreness is no more, as you carry your child this new month
  • Wisdom and Knowledge will flow you all through the days of your life
  • Every weapon of the enemy fashion against you will never prosper
  • You will overcome and be victorious through Christ Jesus
  • You will possess your possession this new month.

So I pray and shall come to pass in your life in Jesus wonderful name have prayed. Amen!

Happy New Month guys

August: A Month Of Pleasant Surprises

My prayer for you this month.

“I want to congratulate you for making it to this month of A New Thing by the grace of God.

Father, August is the eight month of the year and eight is the symbol of a new beginning. In the month of August this year, give me a new beginning of everything; a new beginning of Joy , of blessings, of promotion, of a new anointing.

Father, September is the ninth month of the year and nine is the symbol of all sufficiency. In September this year, prove your all sufficiency in my life.

Father, October is the tenth month of the year and ten is the symbol of double grace. In October this year, let me have a taste of your amazing grace.

Father, November is the eleventh month of the Year and it is the symbol of exceedingly abundant. In November, do for me exceedingly, abundantly more than what I can ask for.

December is the Last month of the year, Father, in December of this year, crown all my effort with glorious success.

Father, I know nothing goes for nothing, let me serve you more than ever before this year. In every possible ways; in winning souls, in tithe and offering, in opening my house for house fellowship, in planting churches for you.

God bless you.

Be Confident And Overcome The Fear Of Moving Forward

It was like a dream, when I felt my mind left the reality world into an imaginary scene.

One evening, I was heading for a meeting that will transform my life and family to become a partner in a law firm. As I was driving I noticed I was the only one on the road. The environment was like “silent hill” quiet and horrifying. Out of the blues, I saw a very big image of a man standing some distance in front of me. I stopped and tried to glimpse at the image, I couldn’t see anything. Fear came drumming on me, my mind became a battlefield. The first voice told me to go back, do I want to die. The other said move forward, you have to complete your mission, remember you were deprived for long to get this position, you have worked hard, this is your time. I was confused and stood beside my car for like 10 minutes. I began to seek God’s presence in prayer to reveal who is the giant blocking my way. Then a word came to me to look at king David as an example. I opened my Bible and began to read.

The war between the Israelites and the Philistines in 1 Samuel 17, the outcome of which is determined by David’s confidence in meeting the challenge of Goliath. The Israelites were full of fear when the Philistines had a giant who was there number one fighter. They tried to retreat back to there camps. But with faith David came forth and said he will challenge the giant. After reading, I gained confidence and my faith grew stronger. It’s like the giant image was reading my confidence, it came out of the shadow to reveal itself. It was a giant, a scary big man with a sword just like Goliath. I wore my armour of faith and confidence, got into my car, ready to destroy anything blocking my goals, future, and greatness. The giant spoke saying “where do I think am going to, do I want to die today. There is no way for you to pass, go back.” When he saw I wasn’t responding to his threats, the giant started running, approaching me very fast. I at the other hand started my engine, and moved with a full speed. As I was moving, I didn’t feel myself in a car anymore, it was like the the car transformed to a very powerful weapon. As we collided, the giant in my front was no more. I came out of the car giving praise and worship to God my protector.

Lessons:

Don’t let fear steal your hardwork, don’t give up on life when things becomes hard. Keep moving forward and you will see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8-9, ESV)

Be blessed!

Prayer Is The Lifeline That Brings Divine Oxygen To The Lungs

Begin each day by saying the Lord’s prayer. When you come to the words, “Give us this day our daily bread”, remember that Jesus told us to ask only for the needs of one day. Most of our worries come from being too concerned about the future.

Praying to God and Thanking Yahweh for His Goodness, Kindness, and Protection.

When Christ was in Galilee He gave himself entirely to the work there. He didn’t wear himself out by worrying about what would happen to Him in Jerusalem when it was time for Him to go there. He knew that when future trials came, He could meet them with the Father’s help.

In the life of Christ we find our example. Trust in God. Each morning ask Him to guide you in the decisions you must make that day. Every hour take time to send a minute prayer to Heaven. You may have fell like a deep sea diver who is suffocating for want of air.

The Bible tells us that e were made for God, and when we refuse to give Him his rightful place in our lives then things go wrong and our lives become distorted. I have discovered that often people who seemingly have everything in terms of fame and fortune believe that they will eventually find happiness by pursuing those things even more. But its a dead end road, for lasting happiness and peace can only come from God.

King Solomon discovered. During his reign, Israel had peace and was very wealthy. Solomon could have anything and can buy, and in search for happiness he tried everything imaginable- wealth, sex, power, pleasure, alcohol, even religion.

I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; i refused my heart no pleasure (ECC 2:10) But what was the result of Solomon’s search? Yet when i surveyed all that my hand had done and i had failed to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

In verse 11, Solomon finally realized that lasting happiness and meaning in life could only be found in God.

These things should be warnings to us, to be sure that we do not seek to fill the emptiness in our lives through things that can never satisfy our hearts. Only God can do that an He will if we will open our hearts to Jesus.

NB: Why spend your labour on what does not satisfy

– Prophet Isaiah

Prayer For The Week

This week where your strength has failed you, the Lord shall help you. That situation putting question marks on your life shall be shaken off by the power of the Lord. The power of the Lord shall put to shame every spirit that want to put you to shame. That evil sword drawn to cut your destiny shall catch fire. The Lord shall renew your strength, you shall mount up with wings like eagles. You shall run and not be weary. You are thriving, rising and flying without limits today in Jesus name. Amen.

3 Ways to Pray Like the Devil? #prayer #worship #God’s Power #demon

Now that’s something you don’t get asked often—not even in the most spiritually-minded Christian circles. But according to John Piper, this might be a question well worth examining.

In his newest article on Desiring God , Piper presents us with something he names “the Exegetical Devil-Principle”: when the Bible tells you to do something, think about how much of that thing Satan himself can do. Then…go beyond that.

Piper leads with an example:

“In 1 Corinthians 12:3 Paul says, “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except in the Holy Spirit.” So, applying my devil-principle here, we recall that the devil has no doubt about the lordship of Jesus over the world, and over the entire demonic realm. He knows Jesus is Lord. And his demons say as much.”

In applying the devil-principle, it’s clear that Satan can (and must) do what God commands. But the next question isn’t “are you at least doing that? “, but “are you doing more than that? ” . That’s right—are you, as a believer, doing more than demons, who actively believe and declare that Jesus is Lord?

For many of us, the bare minimum of what Satan does seems to exceed our maximum efforts. I’ll admit that even in my own Christian walk, there are many areas where Satan himself puts me to shame.

The gospel of Mark presents us with a picture of a demon possessed man who ran to Jesus upon seeing Him and fell on his knees right in front of Him. Do we, as believers, fall on our faces before the power of God? Or, even in this example, does a demon-possessed man put us to shame?

“Never settle for a definition of ‘faith’ that requires only what the devil himself can do ,” Piper challenges us.

Here are 3 ways you can pray like Satan, and then go beyond the example of the evil one:

#1. Run to God…and fall at His feet.
Like the demoniac in Mark 5 , fall at God’s feet. Bow down and worship Him. The demons have power (and they know it), yet they acknowledge their power is nothing compared to the power of the Almighty God. You’ve been given power of your own, but more than that, you’ve been granted favor. How much more of a reason do you need to fall flat on your face before the Maker of all that is, was, and is to come?
Now do more than Satan: Come to Him with gratitude, and a heart full of love.

#2. Ask God for what you need.
The opening chapter of Job gives us a picture of how even Satan must ask God for things—and come before His throne to do so. Kind of convicting, when all we do in our prayers is make a list of petitions and requests.

Now do more than Satan: Receive God’s will for your life and accept His leading.

#3. Acknowledge God’s power (and be in awe).
In speaking about faith and works, Jesus gave this declaration in James 1:19 : “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder.”

Belief is important. But pay attention to what Jesus says right after this: “You foolish person! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?”

Now do more than Satan: Don’t just “believe God” and declare His power. Follow your belief with whole-hearted action. Live out your faith by doing the tangible work God calls you to do.

As John Piper so poignantly reminds us, “Christians don’t just believe the same facts the devil believes. We love and embrace the truth about God.”

Who agrees to Piper’s ways???

Prayer Tuesday

As we witness this fresh and brand new day, I declare this into your life. You are redeemed and set free from every appearances of evil. By the reason of the blood of Jesus, wretchedness, poverty, sickness, failure, disappointment and valuelessness are removed from you now In the name of Jesus. Every chain of oppression through sickness, debts or sin are broken. Your life is transformed, is reformed and established. Afflictions shall not rise again. The remaining days of this month are loaded with joy, gladness and great benefits and you shall not miss them in Jesus name. Amen.

Prayer: Every High Thing Must Come Down

Am praying for you today from the bottom of my heart, every foxes in any form destroying your harvest are destroyed by fire. Every negative pronouncements by human beings or demons standing against your glory are nullified. The mistake of your parents affecting your glory from manifestation are taken away by mercy. Every of your land possessed by the wicked shall be given back to you. You are taken full possession of your glory. No more delay. You are empowered to rule your generation without oppositions in Jesus name. Amen.

Happy New Month Guys

Am happy am celebrating this month with you guys. When you look back and see His goodness, mercy, and grace. I can’t keep shut but thank Him. Am alive, healthy and kicking. We entered the New Year with some friends and family, but most of them did not make it. God I thank you as I pray:

I prophecy into your life that the Lord God will arise from His throne and bless you. He will bless you with what you have been praying for. He will reward you a million fold with what you work for. He will grant unto you all your aspirations and surprise you with what you have not asked for. He will visit your home with good tidings and put a new song into your mouth. Any wicked person that has vowed to waste your efforts, your time, your resources, and glory, shall be wasted in Jesus name. As you set your feet on today’s activities, Heavens shall step out with you. All your missions shall be accomplished to the glory of God. 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
The Heavens will favour you.

The Earth will yield it’s increase for you. Everything God created in time, space and eternity will cooperate with you and work in your favour henceforth.
As you lift up your eyes to God in expectation this morning, your nakedness shall be covered, your shame shall be wiped off, your reproach and failure are ended and your testimonies shall abide and abound in Jesus name.

As it is impossible for the Sun not to rise each day, this year and beyond, Jehovah EL-SHADDAI shall surprise you, fast track your progress and your joy shall be full, in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿

The Lord will set you free today in the name of Jesus. Every negative thought, plan, device, suggestion, or idea, that is not for your well-being is wiped away today in the name of JESUS. Colossians 2:14 “having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross”. Halleluyah!.👍 👍

🗣God will water your ground. Your trees would bear their fruits bountifully. There shall not be scarcity of good things in your life. Till drought ended in the land of Israel, Elijah did not suffer or starve once, because God used ravens and a widow to feed him. I pray that the Lord God Almighty will feed and satisfy you and your family with good things. The blood of Jesus will speak for deliverance and breakthrough for you and your family in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!!

This is your day of mercy and favour, you are blessed.

Prayer For The Last Day Of The Month

Today 31-01-2018. God will send Destiny helper that will put end to all ur suffering now in the name of Jesus, l declared Destiny sponsors, Destiny announcer will locate you now in the Mighty name of Jesus amen. God will restore all ur lost glory in the name of Jesus , Men Shall come to help you, you shall grow Great, You shall wax strong, You shall enjoy uncommon Favour and prosperity from now in Jesus name, Men shall give you in abundance above and beyond your expectations, you shall not experience disgrace before your celebration in Jesus name Amen , Good morning and happy last day of the month

Drawing Near to God

Prayer is one of the most important things a Christian can do. It is a time they are communicating with God and it should be taken very seriously. While there is deep theological meaning in prayer, it doesn’t have to be something that is complicated and difficult. It’s something anyone can do anywhere at any time.

Most of us sense the desire to pray, and even want to develop a better prayer life, but we don’t know what to pray for. Some are more specific and others more general. In order words the first thing to do when praying is giving thanks to God. Offer praises and worship, asking for forgiveness, then petitions on anything you want from God.

The best communication to divinity. We know how to get busy at work, we know how put ourselves to stress and activities, in all we should also have time to pray. Precised and brief!!!