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Anonymous asked:

How do I get over the feeling that my life is never going to get better and god just isn't doing anything?

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Life is hard. God never promises us that life will be easy and we need to remember that. For a long time I believed that if I followed God my life would be happy and easy, but that is not what God is promising us. He is promising to be with us through the trials in our lives and He guarantees that we will go through trials (James 1:2-8). God is always faithful and He promises that if we rely on Him,  He will restore us (1 Peter 5:10). Something that I have found that has really helped my satisfaction is reading Scripture. It takes discipline to do it daily, but just reading a chapter a day increased my faith and decreased my anger and dissatisfaction. Hope this helps.

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Anonymous asked:

Hi :) so last summer I was baptized. I have gone through some pretty hideous things this year. I'm just 16 and I prostituted myself for weed to a guy in the grade above. I'm back into my church group and I haven't smoked in 6 months. I'm going to church camp, delta, in half a month and I would like it if you would pray that I would stay on the side of god. You should post this to let kids know they are not alone. Thanks!

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Wow. That is so difficult and my heart is breaking for you. But at the same time I am thrilled that God has delivered you from such a horrible thing. I will definitely be praying for you. God is capable of so much and I know that He has a glorious and beautiful plan for your life. Continue to follow Him and I know you will do great things. God bless. I will be praying for you.