(ANON QUESTION RECEIVED FROM GodfirstGodalways)
i feel so worthless and i’m scared God is angry with me or doesn’t like me or hates me because i’m always screwing up and sinning and failing him. how can i stop feeling like this?? i almost just wish God would kill me so i wouldn’t have to sin anymore
There’s nothing you can do for God to stop loving you don’t forget that. God’s love for you and me is so perfect, it’s never ending, it’s never conditional, it’s never out of pity, it’s never flawed, it’s always been the same the days before you were born, it’s always been the same yesterday, today, and it remains the same tomorrow. The question is do you believe it? If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, then every day you must maintain it by accepting Him again and again. Are you actually confessing He is Lord of your heart, life, and soul? When you repent and ask forgiveness of your sins, are you proclaiming Christ as your Savior and Lord, or are you more worried that God didn’t forgive you? Give everything to Him, put your anxieties on Him, your worries, and fears by focusing on Him and not on yourself. PRAISE HIM. Are you praising Him enough? Are you praising Him more than you pray for forgiveness? PUT THE FOCUS ON HIM AND NOT ON YOURSELF. WORSHIP HIM WHERE YOU ARE, RAISE YOUR HANDS, BOW DOWN, KNEEL, FALL ON YOUR FACE IF YOU HAVE TO, HUMBLE YOURSELF BY GETTING LOST IN WORSHIPPING HIM. THAT IS THE SUREST WAY TO SNAP OUT OF IT AND GET OVER YOURSELF. THIS WORLD IS NOT ABOUT YOU. THANK GOD IT’S ABOUT HIM.
You are going to sin no matter how much you strive to live perfectly. There’s a reason we are not perfect and God is. He wants your constant awe on Him and not on you or other people. I know you must feel overwhelmed but you know as much as I do that life is a rollercoaster. It’s up the hill and down again. No one can stay up the mountaintop for too long. You must learn to recognize moments when you know its time to come down again as moments when God is strengthening your faith and wisdom again. Come down the mountain gracefully trusting God, don’t fear the valley because it’s part of how God is molding you. He loves you so much that He doesn’t want you to stay in one place. He loves you so much that He is also Your guide. TRUST HIM BECAUSE HE LOVES YOU. SHOW HIM YOU TRUST HIM THROUGH PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING. SHOW HIM YOU TRUST HIM BY DOING WHAT YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO DO TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH. TRUST HIM AND NOT YOUR FEELINGS. YOUR FAITH MUST BE ABOVE ALL FEELINGS. BUT IF YOU SCREW UP AND FORGET THAT BECAUSE YOU’RE NOT PERFECT, THEN BE SINCERE, REPENT, TURN AWAY FROM YOUR SINS, PRAISE GOD ALL OVER AGAIN, RECOMMIT YOUR LIFE TO HIM, SHARE THE WISDOM YOU LEARNED, THAT’S WHAT BEING CHRISTIAN IS ALL ABOUT. IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU DON’T FORGET. STAY HUMBLE. YOU WILL BE ALRIGHT. I’M PRAYING FOR YOU. <3
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Matthew9:13 Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Ecclesiastes 7:20 Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins.
Psalm 18:30 This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
Titus 2 11-14 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)