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Re: Why Live?

Posted by simus on January 2, 2004, at 1:20:50

In reply to Re: Why Live?, posted by TF on January 1, 2004, at 22:42:31

Dear TF,

When all else fails, "HELP!" can be a very effective prayer. You can pray out loud, or from within. When words fail you, God even understands groanings. Just be real. He already knows your thoughts as you think them, so you might as well be real. You might think, "If He knows my thoughts, then why bother praying?" Because He wants a relationship with you. Mankind was created for fellowship with God. God wants a relationship with you. There isn't one person on the face of the earth more important to Him than you. And the only way to build a relationship is through communication, or prayer.

Yes, God is the Creator, and He is all-knowing. But when He created Adam and Eve, He created them to be His friends, not His puppets. So God created them with a will. And He gave them choices. God's plan for mankind was that they live in an perfect place - Eden, free from all the pain that we now know. But as you know, they made a decision with a severe consequence that affected all the generations to follow. But God had a "plan B", which was to send His son to redeem us. Unfortunately, even those who accept the work of Jesus at Calvary still have to live in this world as we know it until we take our last breath. And in this world is pain, and sickness, and suffering. But this was not God's will or His plan, but the result of man's poor choices. Even though God's people are in this world, they are not of this world. The work of Jesus on this earth wasn't just to save us from hell. It was to give us a more abundant life while on this earth, to provide everything from peace of mind to physical healing to binding up the brokenhearted of those who believe. So there is hope, and don't let your mind convince you otherwise.

Do not accept living like this as your lot in life. Seek God and you will find Him, and you will find your reason for existance. God has a great plan for your life. You have some great qualities, some that you know about, and some that you have yet to find out about. You will be amazed at what the Lord can do with your life if you "choose" to let Him.

I can't stress enough how important a good church is. Your success could depend on it. If you are willing, let me know what area of the country you live in and I will try to help you find a church. And pray. You can start with "HELP" and work your way up from there. If you don't have a Bible, get one (a readable version). Ask the Lord to open the eyes of your understanding as you read it. Read Psalms, and I think you will be surprised how much you have in common with David.

I truly hope this helped you somehow. If you got nothing else out of it, I want you to understand there is hope for you, and your life matters.

God Bless.




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