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Why does God seem so far away now that I am sick and need Him so badly?
Physical sickness and distressing circumstances can often affect our emotions, and it is possible to feel that God is far away. It is important, however, to realize that God loves you and is very close to you regardless of your feelings.
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Does God require us to follow the Old Testament laws about not eating pork and other kinds of meat today?
The dietary laws for Israel recorded in Leviticus, chapter 11, which include, for example, a prohibition against eating pork, were given for specific religious and, perhaps, health reasons. ...
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I have AIDS. Can God help me?
If you have AIDS, we want to assure you of the great love of God for you. God understands your needs whether you are young or old, or your problems are large or small.
Our niece is very thin, but thinks she is too fat. How can someone deceive herself so much?
Billy Graham writes, "Her failure to eat properly is really a symptom of a much deeper emotional problem—and she'll probably need help to deal with it."
I'm terminally ill. I wish I had lived differently. Is it too late for me?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, it may be too late for you to change the past—but it's not too late to change your future." Read his answer now!
I have cancer. Please pray I'll get over my fears. What should I do?
Billy Graham writes, "Ask God to help you trust Him, because He loves you and He can be trusted, no matter what happens." Read his answer now!
I have a learning disability which makes Bible reading difficult. Is God upset with me?
Billy Graham writes, "God understands your difficulty, and you shouldn't feel guilty because you can't read as well as most people do."
My husband has Alzheimer's disease, and my family is saying I need to put him in a nursing home. How can I know what to do?
Billy Graham writes, "The time will probably come when you will no longer be able to give your husband the care he needs. Ask God to help you to know when that time arrives."
My brother never believed in Christ. Now he's dying of cancer and says maybe he was wrong. How do I know if he's sincere?
Billy Graham writes, "God never gives up loving us, and He always stands ready to forgive us—even at the last moments of life."
How concerned should we be about our health?
Billy Graham writes, "God wants us to take care of our bodies. He gave them to us, and we are to use them for His glory."
I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and I'm very discouraged. I'm tired all the time and don't have any energy—even to go to church.
Billy Graham writes, "The most important thing I can tell you is that God has not abandoned you. He loves you, and He wants to help you deal with your discouragement."
I've been diagnosed with AIDS. Will God still listen to me, or is it too late?
Billy Graham writes, "No, it's never too late to turn to God. No matter who we are or what we've done, God still loves us, and He yearns to forgive us and welcome us into His family forever."
Does God know when every person is going to die, or is it all left up to chance?
Billy Graham writes, "Your question is actually a complex one; there is much about death we do not know, for God hasn't chosen to answer all our questions about it."
I guess I'm just addicted to food. Will God help me somehow?
Billy Graham writes, "God wants you to be free from anything that enslaves you—for only then can you serve Him as you should."
I want to pray for my friend who has cancer, but I am not religious. Will God hear my prayers anyway?
Billy Graham writes, "You aren't religious right now—but I believe God has put within you this desire to turn to Him and pray for your friend. Why has He done this? The reason is because God loves you ..."
Does the Bible say anything about obesity? I know I'm seriously overweight, but I don't seem to be making much progress.
Billy Graham writes, "Let me assure you that God does want you to change—not just so you'll feel better about yourself, but because He loves you, and He doesn't want you to be burdened with serious health problems."
A few months ago I had a stroke. Why did God do this to me?
Billy Graham writes, "It isn't necessarily wrong to ask God why He allowed something bad to happen to us; sometimes He wants to teach us lessons we need to learn."
I'm in poor health (heart problems) and I'm very worried about dying. Is it wrong for me to feel this way?
Billy Graham writes, "God put within each one of us a desire to keep on living—and in itself that isn't wrong. God wants us to take care of ourselves, and He also understands your desire to be with your family as long as possible."
I have cancer because of some bad habits I've had for years. Will God ever forgive me for shortening my life this way?
Billy Graham writes, "God wants to forgive your sins—not only whatever you did that may have shortened your life, but every other sin you ever committed."
The doctor says I'm living on borrowed time (because of my heart). I don't think God just wants me to sit around until I die, does He?
Billy Graham writes, "No, God doesn't want any of us to sit around and simply wait for death, no matter how good or bad our health is. After all, none of us knows exactly when we'll die; you might even have many years ahead of you!"