Have you ever doubted God?
August 5, 2009 4:30am CST
Yes when everything doesnt seem to go right. It's easy to feel that way, even though in your heart you believe He exists and cares for you. I was really disappointed at God and became really disillusioned after failing to get a scholarship. Any experience?
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• Cheyenne, Wyoming
11 Sep 09
Hello, I know I'm quite late in responding to your question, but I hope to encourage you in some way. The experience, which I'm going through right now, is discouraging. But I don't get disillusion, instead I pour my heart out in prayer to Him on how I am feeling about situations that I'm going through. Then when I go to His Word it encourages me to know that he will never leave me nor forsake me. I had read through the book of Habbakuk today and found that what he went through back then, is similar to my situation right now, other than I'm not questioning God, why. I'm telling God, my Father that I so desire to know His will and His direction in my life right now. So what I'm saying is, when you feal discourage, 1)go in prayer and tell God how you are feeling, it's ok, He will answer you. 2)Go to God's Word, many times he gives us answers in His Word when we least expect it. 3)Always give Him praise,did you know that when we give God all of our praise in our time of discouragement, we begin to rejoice and we no longer feeling discourage. Because God gives us joy in our hearts. This is what I am doing and it works. At least give it a try with your whole heart, see if this helps. Keep strong in the Lord.
• United States
4 Sep 09
Holly...It is perfectly normal to have times in your life when we doubt the existence of God...even the holiest of people have doubted him at one time or another.Most often it happens after we have prayed to God for something, and the answer was "no", or when we are in pain, and it doesn't appear that God is taking it away from us. Of course, it is not easy to understand that God still wants his children to be happy even though our problems in life still exist. But I believe there are reasons why he allows us to suffer, why he does say "no"... perhaps God allows us to experience pain, so that we might more easily and lovingly sympathize with those who are going through it. How would we understand the pain of another person if we had not experienced it ourselves...how would we show compassion, if we didn't understand personal suffering. Yes, it is perfect normal to doubt God, and even be angry at him....I have had wonderful fights with him...the most important thing is to keep on talking to him, even when you are displeased with his answers.
• United States
7 Aug 09
There have been times when I've felt sorry for myself and have convinced myself that God doesn't like me even though I know He loves me. In time I get over those negative feelings because deep down I know that besides loving me, He wants to be my friend. I just have to keep reminding myself that God is a loving Father who does what's best for His children even when we don't like it or understand it.
• United States
6 Aug 09
First of all, hey, WELCOME!! I have doubted taht I was worthy of the love of God and found myself making him less tahn whom He is. I think it is a human nature to make God small in heart, power or compassion, but with luck you can understand him to be the power and love he truly is.
5 Aug 09
yes! at a point in my life I had doubted the potency of God over the situation of my life, but I later find out though is word that He never forsake those that belong to Him. Not until then my faith was not resort. I really want to say as human at time we have doubts in our heart but i believe god is All in All and He can do All thing, with Him all things are posible. Shallom
5 Aug 09
yes, most of the time if i have problem.. my belief isnt that strong that i always blame god why this things or that thins happened to me.. then every time i do that i just feel so guilty coz i just realize that god have reason why.. like what happened to me, i lost my job and i confront god why, then i got hired in my new job with better position and much higher salary.. so i guess just want to give what he think is best for us...
5 Aug 09
At times before when I was praying for some needs and God did not gave it. Yet later I realized that it was still for my greater good. I remember the verse in the bible that says, "And we know that in all things God works together for the good of all those who love Him, those who are called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28) Sometimes we doubt God for not answering our prayers but have we thought if our prayer request is his will for us? God's purpose is for our own good in the end although we can't see the bigger picture at first. Let's not blame God if he did not answer our prayers instead let's look into ourselves. Do we submit to God, to His will? Do we obey Him in all things? Do we know His Word contained in the bible and obey it? Do we thank Him for every blessings He has given us in the past? How about our healthy body compared with the sick? A good family compared with those who have broken families?
5 Aug 09
Hello hollyhock!!! Welcome to the mylot discussion forum... Well there was the time when I used to believe in the words of whatever I used to hear. That was in the small ages. When there were lessons about god, I used to believe just straight away. But now the things are different. Not because I am frustrated and not because I am happy, but I doubt in the existence of god. At least my belief if zero percent for the definition of god given by the Bible." I don't know what the god is, but I am sure what is not. " A statement from the movie zietgiest. haha...yes like you, there are lots of people who complain when something bad happens in his/her life and say that "Oh! my god, do you even exist or not." And when the person is happy, then he may say, "Oh! god thanx for this happiness." happy mylotting...
5 Aug 09
Yeah, I've doubted Him a many times. But then I realized that those hard times, suffering and real difficult moments are graces, gift and opportunity to encounter HIM. It's when I am weak that I am strong. After I get through with the storms in my life, I felt so much love, and I realized that I am nothing and can do nothing without Him. I am really grateful that all my suffering turn into faith. Because I know some who suffered felt bitter with their life. Me felt to blessed and love.