Do you feel like nothing is going right in your life? Do you think God doesn't love you anymore?
It's normal to think that God is ignoring you when it seems like your life is falling apart. When you see others having easier—and even happier—lives, you get the feeling that life is unfair. You probably think you are a wicked person, so God allows you to endure a hard life on earth.
So you think God doesn't love anymore? What makes you think like this? Is it the circumstances around you? The following are the typical situations that many people see as signs that God does not care about them. But are they really telling you about God's love?
Signs that God no longer loves you
1.It allows you to struggle with problem after problem.
Are numerous problems a sign that God has forgotten you? If you think the Lord is cruel in allowing trials to bombard you, you'd better think again.
It's not God who gives you the problems. We are in a cursed world because of man's sins. That is why sorrow, pain, sickness, death and other problems exist. If the Lord has allowed troubles to touch you, it may be because the enemy is testing your faith, just as he did with Job (Job 1:6-22).
The Lord has not unloved you. He just believes in you. He trusts you to remain faithful to him despite challenges and in the end he plans to show his glory in your life.
2.You are always heartbroken.
Does God always seem to make you fall in love with the wrong person? You probably blame the Lord for your "hapless" love life because He doesn't allow your relationships to last. The question is, were these relationships even his will?
You have free will, so God will not prevent you from being in a relationship if you want it. However, He could have sent you red flags along the way, but you were just too blinded to notice. Therefore, it is important to seek God's guidance and wisdom at all times.
3.Your prayers will not be answered.
Do you feel bad because God doesn't seem to hear your prayers? You probably think God doesn't love you because he didn't give you what you wanted.
However, you should understand that sometimes his "no" is the best answer to our prayers. Remember that he is in control and knows the future. If he didn't give you the specific answer you wanted, he had good reasons for it. One day you will see why and you will thank Him for it.
It is also possible that what you have asked for is not according to the will of God. The Lord is wise. He will not give you anything that would feed your selfishness or harm others.
1 John 5:14 said,“This is the confidence we have when we draw near to God: that when we ask his will, he hears us.”
4.Others are always ahead of you.
You probably get angry with God because you always seem to be the least and last in everything. It makes you think that you are not preferred at all - least preferred - to be precise. Just that thought can make you feel unwanted and insecure. How,"Who else would want me if God himself does not want me?"
Please note that the gentleman does not play favourites. Several stories in the Bible reveal that God chose the least for his glory. Remember, David was just a shepherd boy and not even his father believed he would be elected king. Gideon, greatest among the judges of Israel, was indeed among the least of the least of the tribes. Then, in the New Testament, Jesus chose illiterate fishermen to be his disciples. Who knows what his plan is for you?
5.You are not as blessed as others.
Admit it; It's hard to believe that God loves you when you're surrounded by wealthy, successful, and beautiful people—the ones you want to be. Maybe you are full of insecurities because you are missing a lot of good things.
Hopefully you will soon be able to recognize your own blessings. You may not have everything you want, but God will certainly give you what you need. Also, please note that each person has a different schedule. At the right time, God will give you what you seek and work hard for. Just prove you're worth it.
6.It seems there is no justice for you.
Have you been wronged by others and you have not received justice for it until now? Does that mean that God ignores your cries and lamentations? Should you avenge yourself?
Please know that God's ways and thoughts are different from yours. His schedule isn't the same as yours either. Just because you can't see it now doesn't mean he won't. Or maybe you don't even know it, but he's probably punishing those people now. So keep your hands clean because God has promised that He will avenge those who are mistreated by others.
Romans 12:19 says,“Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written: 'It is mine to take revenge; I will pay it back,’ says the Lord.”
7. You are a failure.
Do you see yourself as a failure? And do you blame God for that? Maybe you think God doesn't love you anymore because he didn't make you successful. Or you probably think He didn't make you capable of anything great.
If you are not aware, all successful people, including geniuses and billionaires, have had their share of failures. God allows people to fail so they can learn from them and come back stronger. So if he fails you, see it as a stepping stone to success.
8.It seems nobody loves you.
Have you always felt alone? Do you think your family wants you gone because you're a burden to them? Have your friends left your site? And does it seem like nobody likes you in return, so you've been single for as long as you can remember?
Instead of thinking that nobody loves you, including God, why don't you start evaluating yourself? Maybe it's you who can't understand the people around you. When everyone is having a hard time loving you, you have to ask yourself why. In the meantime, God is just waiting for you to draw near to Him (James 4:8). Your past life is proof that He is patient with you.
9.Your life is a total mess.
Are you broken and broke? Are you filled with disappointments, regrets and frustrations? Have you ever thought about just ending it all? You may be lost and downcast right now, but that doesn't mean God doesn't love you anymore. He doesn't like seeing you suffer at all. Therefore, He invites you to surrender everything to Him and find rest in His presence.
Matthew 11:28-30 says:"Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is light and my burden is light.”
Run back to God
Don't believe the devil's lie that God doesn't love you anymore. You may not have noticed, but the Lord has treated you with grace. All you have to do is turn to Him completely, drop all your burdens and walk in His will. Then he can reverse your situation and create a powerful life testimony in his honor.
Signs of God's wrath
1. God is silent.
2. You no longer feel guilty about your sin.
3. They keep tripping over Bible verses that call for repentance.
4. You are humbled.
5. You face the consequences of your sin.
6. There is calm before the storm.
7. Your heart is filled with resentment.
8. Your prayers are not answered.
9. All efforts to do the service are in vain.
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