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I have one problem after another. Has God forgotten me?


We are sometimes at a loss to know why difficulty is permitted in our lives; however, God has not promised us lives of ease. As a matter of fact, God allows such things to happen that we might be awakened to our need to live in greater dependence upon Him, and in due time God will reveal His greater purposes in our lives.

We trust you will allow these trials to be a means of leading you to make a personal commitment of your life to Christ as Savior and Lord (Romans 4:5, Ephesians 2:8-9, and John 1:12) or of drawing you closer to Him. Then you will find that His comfort and love will more than meet your need; read Ephesians 3:20.

Never feel that God has forsaken you, for He is unchanging in His love and grace. The Bible says, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5b). Remember, His love is constant and everlasting, as God has revealed to us in the gift of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. May your faith be grounded in Christ Himself that you may know His will (James 1:5, 3:17).

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  1. Gea pradita says:

    Nice article.

  2. Ben says:

    I feel like I fail at just about everything. I know God never promised an easy life, but he never promised that things had to always be a constant struggle day in and day out either. I’ve failed at being a husband various other things and it doesn’t seem like anything is getting better in my life. I’ve prayed without ceasing, but sometimes I feel tempted to believe that God doesn’t hear me, love me or even like me. I have very little confidence and motivation even though I want to do more with my life, but I keep feeling like whatever I do is going to be futile. I would love some encouragement right now.

    1. Stephen Cooper says:

      Ben, your words were actually an encouragement to me because I have felt the same way for years. The only encouragement that I have is knowing that no matter what this life throws at me and no matter how badly I fail (at everything I try), my eternal destiny is secure because of Jesus Christ and His love for me. He made my future so bright. It makes it a little easier to deal with my present misfortunes. I may fail at everything until my dying day but I still will be a success because Jesus is the Lord of my life. It is no longer me that lives but Christ who lives through me. I still feel like a failure but my feelings do not really matter in light of His unchanging truth and promises. His plan, His life, my obedience.

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  4. Brianna says:

    My life is a literal series of unfortunate events. My childhood, my parents divorce, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, car accidents. You name it and it’s happened to me. I’m only 16, how can life be so terrible? God has abandoned me and left me for dead it feels like. I don’t see how to regain my faith in him.

    1. Carlton Clifton says:

      Brianna, let me start by saying that Jesus Christ does love you so very much! While this life sometimes offers only pain, the Lord wants to hold you close, this done by our genuinely crying out to Him in prayer. He understands praise as well as complaint; I know, I have done my share of crying and complaining., reading what He says in His Word (try the book of John first) try attending a Bible believing and preaching Church because His Word says that our “Faith comes from HEARING, and hearing comes from the Word of God (being preached, try listening to some contemporary Christian music, or old Hymns both can be equally beautiful and pick up your spirit. Also, if your problems are real bad please talk to a Pastor or Christian counselor.

    2. Ryan says:

      Brianna, first off I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for the situation you seem to be in. In a way, we can relate. My adopted parents who raised me, thank the Lord are together, but my blood family has completely screwed me. I’m 17 years old, and by the will of God, am enlisting into the U.S. Army this fall. Well when my blood mom found out, she was like “Good luck” in a very hurtful and sarcastic way, and saying it in the way of “You’ll never make it”. But anyway, all you gotta do is focus on the good, and try to set your eyes on the Lord. It gets and will get very hard, but I promise you it’s gonna be worth it.

  5. Michele says:

    I have been praying and praying for years for god to bless me with a place of my own and my prayers always seem to go unanswered. It’s one struggle after another and it’s heartbreaking. Why hasn’t he supplied my needs like he said he would?

    1. Donethat says:

      I know the feeling when it seems God abandons. We struggled with no place of our own. We also could not get pregnant. ENDLESS hours of prayer, sleepless nights and fasting. Nothing. Finally, I did something else. I said, “God. OK. Your will. If You don’t want us to have a place or a child…Your Will be done. I accept that. You are the King. Help me to move forward and accept the situation and do Your work.” I tell you the truth. Within less than a month the situation changed dramatically. We were building a new home and pregnant. Four months later we moved into our new home. Five months after that, we delivered our child. God bless you in moving forward. I still struggle with these feelings. It is painful.

  6. Thomas Paul says:

    Every thing I do I am disappointed/ all my life I helped a lot of people; but no one came to help me I feel some times god is not even looking at me; What ever mistakes I did I confessed to him but nothing happnes.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Thomas,

      God never changes. He loves you just as much today as He always has. He will never give up on you.

      Sometimes we feel far from God because we rely on our feelings instead of on facts—the facts of what Christ has done for us. Feelings and emotions aren’t wrong; God gave them to us, and they are an important part of our lives. Feelings, however, come and go.

      But facts—unlike our feelings—don’t change, and we need to rely on them instead of our feelings. The greatest fact of all is that Jesus Christ died for you, because He loves you and wants you to be with Him in heaven forever. The Bible says, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1).

      God might also seem distant because we neglect the spiritual “food” He has provided to strengthen us—the spiritual guidance found in the Bible, prayer, and fellowship with other believers. Just as we’ll grow weak physically if we neglect to eat, so we’ll grow weak spiritually if we neglect these things. Make them part of your life every day so you can grow closer to God. He promises that when you seek Him, you will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13).

  7. Nichol says:

    I pray always but God doesnt seem to listen to me . Am l the forgotten child of God nothing seems to be going well for me .

    1. BGEA says:

      You are not forgotten, Nichol. God loves you! Please visit where a member of our team would love to talk with you further.

  8. Rich says:

    God has forgotten me
    I pray and pray and pray
    And cry out to him
    He refuses to answer me
    I have lost hope

    1. BGEA says:

      Rich, we urge you not to lose hope as you continually seek God. A member of our team would love to talk with you further. Please visit