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By   •   August 17, 2005

Q:

Does God ever give up on us? I wouldn't be surprised if He's given up on me because I can't count how many times I've told Him I'll live a better life, and then I forget all about it. He must be very disappointed in me.


A:

God doesn’t give up on us until we give up on Him. Only when we repeatedly turn our backs on Him and stubbornly refuse His offer of forgiveness will He finally let us go. The Bible warns, “A man who remains stiff-necked after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy” (Proverbs 29:1).

Have you reached that point? No, you haven’t; if you had, you wouldn’t be writing me or worrying about your salvation. The person who is in the most danger spiritually is the one who doesn’t care about his or her spiritual state. Don’t let that ever become true of you!

But your question concerns me, nevertheless, because it suggests that you have misunderstood what God expects of you. Does God just want you to behave better? To put it another way, does God promise to reward you with eternal life if you’ll just try hard enough? Or does God want something else from you? The answer is “Yes”—God does want something else, and that “something” is for you to give your life to Jesus Christ.

You see, we are separated from God because of our sins, and our greatest need is to be forgiven and cleansed of them. This is why Jesus Christ came into the world. All your sins were placed on Him, and He died for you. Now God offers you salvation as a free gift—a gift Christ paid for with His blood. Repent of your sins and ask Christ to come into your life today.

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8 Comments

  1. valerie wilson says:

    Can you pray for me? Bornagain christian, married to same 31 years. Very very ill. The pjysical pain has mebedridden 3 months. The pain killers dr gave me 2months ago gave me horridsideeffectsof constant anxiety and almost total insomnia! DoesGod want me to behealed? Or am i abandoned by his mercy?

  2. Kevin says:

    Thanks I have been feeling the same way as the question. And you answered all my questions. Praise the lord. But I have ocd and have had it for about three years and have been doubting the hole through of the bible so any prayers and help would be appreciated.

  3. Phillips Jesse says:

    Am happy too know God doesn’t give up on us until we give up on him

  4. Michael Kiely says:

    I feel separated fro God allot. I long to feel the warmth of my father’s countenance upon me. I wish I could wash Jesus feet with my tears of repentance. I want to feel the Holy Spirit taking my life and making me a useful servant. My physical body is broken due to illness/injuries and I am a weak sinful man. I vacillate back and forth between hope and despair. However, I would like to thank GOD for allowing me to live this long and find Reverend Grahams web site when I needed it. I have felt Hells flames (feel free to believe it or not) and the despair is unbelievable. I believe this was a gift from my Father. Praise GOD!!!

  5. Danielle says:

    I wronged God by not forgiving myself for the things I’ve done.. He says I’m forgiven but I keep feeling like I’m not.. I keep running to people hoping someone can help me.. The other day I saw a video that god gives up.. And I keep hearing in my head the devil saying that’s he’s given up on me already. I thought it was God.. Be cause god has spoken to me about myself.. I laid in the bed feeling as if I was going to die.. I wanted to kill myself but I kept hearing if I do I will curse your kids.. How can I get back. You can see in my face he’s left. The devil is laughing at me.. I don’t kno what to do.. I don’t want him using me.. I rather leave before,I hurt God. again I just wanna wake up and it last week.. Please god forgive me..

    1. Lynn Stepp says:

      Danielle, God never gives up on us!

  6. Mariah says:

    Thank you. I was strengthened.

  7. Nathanael Heil says:

    This gave me strength, please pray for me