Answers

By   •   August 17, 2005   •   Topics:

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.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published but you will receive our next BGEA ministry update. You can opt out of future emails at any time.

72 Comments

  1. Tired says:

    I feel I have failed so much. I ask forgiveness and I repent when I mess up and it’s the same sin I keep committing. I want to live a better life and be the way God wants me to be . I feel hopeless. . I feel I have let God down.

  2. jeff shaffer says:

    I believe that sin is when we hurt God or his children. We are each one of his children. The first four commandments pertain to how God wants us to relate to him and the next six pertain to how he wants us to relate to his children. The commandments are there to protect us. Violation of a commandment has consequences, i.e. hurting one another or God. The commandments were given out of love. If our intentions are to love or want what is best for one another, our heart resembles what Jesus describes in the Sermon on the Mount. The “law” was given out of love, not to make us feel guilty. We each violate the commandments by deed or thought, but God forgives. Forgiveness given freely thru God’s love. We win. Thank you God!

  3. steve T says:

    For those feeling God has walked away: can we still hear Him buried in discouragement, depression and self hate? I have felt all these and more as I struggle. When I succeed at times God has gracefully stepped in and helped, even with out my prayer. Other times He has given me strength and insight to come at things indirectly: recognizing and avoiding situations that give me trouble; looking at why I failed and trying to understand what God would have me learn and change that lead to my “primary” issue; I find another Christian to talk with who will will be constructive and supportive in holding me accountable; I add positive things into my live, and I seek professional help when necessary. Remember: you are loved.

  4. Nick Scott says:

    I prayed for God to give me a spouse with specific preferences and sure enough within a month or so he did, unless this was some bizarre coincidence or the enemy heard my prayer and deceived me I’m finding every reason right now to give up on my life. I messed up by not following through with my responsibilities and duties on my end and let her go, then let her go again after she had unblocked me cause I didnt wanna deal with her ignoring me and I wanted to move forward, I became complacent. How can you let something like that go? Nobody else that I have spoken to can relate to what I’m dealing with and it sucks. I honestly feel like unless I can sit down with Jesus himself and ask him whats up and what he thinks I will never trulybehealed

  5. Tshepang says:

    I have repeatedly made a promise to God to drop a nasty habit but no matter how much I try I am failing. I feel like I have failed the Lord and He probably has given up on me. I still pray but I feel so ashamed and so distant fro the Lord as a result.

  6. sveta says:

    Amazing eye opening! Battling spiritualy i came across these answers as ic God has anserwed them.

  7. Laurie Anagnos says:

    I feel betrayed and abandoned when God’s spirit left me.

  8. Prosper says:

    I don’t know what is wrong with me. At times I don’t think that God listens to me anymore. I fight a particular sin the most everyday – the sin of immorality. I masturbate. I ask for forgiveness, abstain for a day or two and still goes back to it. I feel like a dog that always goes back to its vomits. I think God is angry with me.

    1. BGEA says:

      Thank you for reaching out. God loves you and a member of our team would love to talk and pray with you. Please visit https://peacewithgod.net/

    2. Tamera Gardner says:

      In Romans chapter 7 Paul paints a very honest and quite human picture of himself that gives me great hope. He talks about sin and that the very thing he does not want to do he does and the good that he wants to do he does not do. Then exasperated, he cries “who will save me from this body of death?!?!” And he states “Oh thank God! He will through Jesus Christ!”
      Know your enemy; it’s not you it’s satan, the accuser and the liar. Remember that. Now regarding the issue you are struggling with. I believe that grace is the power that God gives in a specific moment to deal with a specific situation. One touch of Gods grace can accomplish in one second what we can struggle and fight with try to do on our own for years. His timing. He loves you.

  9. Gift says:

    I always go back to do the very same things I promised God not to do. As a result I am angry with myself and sometimes I just wish that I was never born (I really hate to disappoint god but I just can’t resist)…always my conscious is telling me to repent and ask God to forgive me but it feels as if God has given up on me…I have sinned so much.

    1. BGEA says:

      God has not given up on you! He loves you. Please know that. A member of our team would love the chance to talk with you and pray with you. Please visit https://peacewithgod.net/ to learn more.