Scriptures Against Hopelessness


LangesMigrantMother-300-webThese scriptures on hopelessness will give you hope and will build your faith. Confess and meditate on them to win the fight against hopelessness.  The whole fight is about not losing Hope. Allow the hope of God to flow into you. Remember, there is a real Person (God) behind each and every one of these promises. He promised them to you for a reason – to help you.

Depression is the emotional result of hopelessness. Joy is the emotional result of hope. Peace is the emotional result of faith.

God’s hope encourages, motivates, and keeps you on the road to faith, peace, and victory. Hopelessness breeds and creates the ‘feeling‘ of depression. Fight it with the Word of God. And if you suffer from deep ongoing depression, PLEASE READ THIS – Helping Others Is God’s Prescription for Depression. Send me a comment, we love you  and we want to help you. You are important and you have value. You will get out of this hole.

Anyone who is among the living has hope. Ecclesiastes 9:4
Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18

No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame. (Psalm 25:3)

You are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:5)

May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you. (Psalm 33:22)

Those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. (Psalm 37:9)

Why are you downcast, o my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42:5)

In your name I will hope, for your name is good. (Psalm 52:9)

Find rest, o my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. (Psalm 62:5)

You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. (Psalm 65:5)

For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. (Psalm 71:5)

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. (Psalm 71:14)

I have put my hope in your word. (Psalm 119:74)

Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed. (Psalm 119:116)

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. (2 Corinthians 3:12)

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. (Ephesians 1:18-19)

There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called– one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:4-6)

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ form the dead. (1 Peter 1:3)

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  1. Titi,

    We dont know each other but I just wanted to let you know that I will be praying for you. It is amazing to me how God works. You see, I am a disabled veteran who struggles with chronic pain everyday. I’ve had multiple surgeries in the last 3 1/2 yrs and sometimes I think, “will I ever run out of things they can operate on?” This leaves me feeling hopeless sometimes. So, I was looking up some scriptures to remind myself of just how good God has been to me and thats when I came across your comments. Now don’t get me wrong, as a man, I’m not pretending to say “I understand how you feel” because I’ve never been pregnant. I have, however, spent 9 months stuck in a wheelchair and I know what it feels like to be a burden on those you love. I dont have any catchy phrases for you that will solve your problems but I do know one who can, God. I’ve learned that He doesnt always answer the way I think He should either. Guess that’s because He doesn’t want me taking any credit!😉
    As a father of 6, I will tell you to cherish that child. And I’ll leave you with this, “IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT GIVING BIRTH IS ONE OF THE FEW CHANCES IN LIFE A WOMAN WILL EVER HAVE TO ASSIST GOD IN A MIRACLE.” God bless you!

  2. I am grateful for forums like this! I first want to say i am 4mos. Pregnant and going through alot right now. I was working a full time job but was placed on bed rest at 12weeks because i began to bleed alot. I am a mail carrier but non career therefore i have no benefits and my job does not pay into disability….so i have been relying on family to help me. I feel like i am a burden and dissapointment to my mother because she has countlessly came to my rescue in situations. I am happy that i am pregnant but there are times i think thingsvwould be better if i wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong i love my baby but i feel like being pregnant is making things harder. And i never new i would have complications that would render me unable to work and provide for my family. Yet, my mother expresses her disgust in my decisioning because she has to intervene. I am trying to stay positive for my babies sake because i know how i feel can affect him. Yet, all i have been doing is crying….i am going to scriptures to keep my faith and not let this season dictate my future….yet it is hard when u feel like your a disgrace to people….i ask that you keep me in prayer, for my sanity, peace, and endurance…..also for the health of my unborn child while i press through this season in my life….God bless!

  3. It’s always encouraging to hear that God is working in peoples lives. But sometimes I wonder where do I stand in the scheme of things. Not to seem ungrateful, but sometimes I feel like I’ve been completely forgotten. I pray, and I pray, and I pray but I continue to struggle. All these road blocks I continue to face in my life are really bringing me to a point of discouragement. Sometimes I just want to throw in the towel. My Spirit keeps telling me to hold on for just a little while longer. But “a little while longer” is turning out to be more than I can bear.

    If I tell you all that God has brought me through and where He has brought me from, I’m sure you would wonder how could someone like me be so ungrateful. But it’s not a lack of gratitude that’s my issue, but fear of headed back to where I once was. I don’t feel His presence in my life, and it’s been that way for awhile.

    1. So I just simply googled how I was sorry for feeling ungrateful, my life is good considering what I have been through. I read your words and they seemed as if they came directly from my thoughts. The fear of being dragged back through what we have persevered is paralyzingly strong some days. You are not alone.

  4. May God grant everyone on this page peace! With love for all of you. My name is Joseph, and I’m depressed because of my own faults. Drinking and women. Have place me in a bad situation. However I know that God loves all of us. You all have giving me a new perspective On life. And I pray that joy finds it way into all of our heart. Thank you sharing your problem!

  5. I am no one really book smart or Bible smart and I am not sure how this works. but please just give me a little bit of time, and the right words to say.
    I have been trying to find out what the hell I even have to go on for, my kids are grown, I gave up a great job and my family for my”soulmate” to travel with him to see family and friends and take care of some things that were in his way of getting a Job and license, etc…
    Well that was a year ago and now I’m alone, homeless, unemployed, and I have been praying without faith, I have been trying to figure this out by myself and the journey led me to be here where I was just thinking about the same thing.
    At almost 50yrs old, with 2 sons, 5 step-daughters, and 7 grandkids, I feel like I am loosing the will to live. I have died twice, had a stroke, and yet, we are looking for an ally in the fight for the will to be in the position we are in, and the faith that God has blessed us.
    NEVER EVER fear that you are not doing anything but the best for you and your daughter, I found the following to be true for me ( I cannot speak for anyone else) but as long as you are doing everything possible to keep your family together, that is the best way to love them.
    No matter what, you are their world and I hope you don’t leave them with the question of whether or not they did something wrong

  6. I am struggling emotionally trying to hold on to life. I am the eldest of my mom’s three children and the sole bread winner of my family. I also have my 3 yr old daughter who I am raising practically alone. I am not happy at my job and I’m seriously sad with not accomplishing anything at my age. We live from my pay check to the next with no other source of income. Many nights I cry and beat myself up to be here the way that I am. The 5 of us are crammed in a 2 room aparment where we share bathroom and kitchen area with 4 other tenants. It’s really disheartening to have to put my daughter in this situation. I want to take the easy way out but that would be a big sin. I want to be able to be happy again and give my mom and daughter what they truly need. I need my hope and faith to be restored before it’s too late. —Raven

    1. I wish I had the soothing words that would comfort your heart. Life is far far from perfect for each of us. I can tell you from personal experience that most of us carry the weight of sadness and the feeling that we are not where we thought we would be in life. I pray. All the time. Every day. It helps. I have a rosary that I keep around my neck so that I can feel God close to my heart. It is really the only thing that makes a difference in my life. When I am really, really struggling I close my eyes, grab my rosary and beg God not to leave me. It really helps to remind myself that God is always with me. I might not like the experience I am going through, but I know He is there with me. I don’t pretend to understand why I am going through difficult things, but it always,always helps to know that God is with me. Reach out to prayer as much as you can. When it gets dark in your heart, pray. If you have to lock yourself in the bathroom to pray, do it.

      I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dear Sister in His Body,
    I am starting to find out more about my health. I found out that I have nerve issues really bad in my lower back and neck that may be contributing to all the spasming, leg problems and my headaches, plus I’m having sugar issues. Anything with any sugar makes me worse. I am praying and reading. My emotions are all over the place. I am really struggling with all of this. I have moments when I think everything will be alright, but with the constant headaches and worsening pain, it tends to bring me right back down, I am not handling it well and I want to be strong to get through this. Many of the pills they prescribe have horrible side effects, so I am trying to work through what I can take and cannot. I took my daughter to my mom’s for a couple of days as I needed to get a grip and get out of this depressed state. I thought I was doing better, but yesterday the pain got worse all over and I had a rough time last night. I am praying that God restore my health and help me with my faith. I try to remind myself that so many others are worse off than me, and that he has healed many others with far more worse conditions. Please continue to pray for me and if you can share more of your positive thoughts, please do. Thank you.

  8. Dear Corinna
    All I can advise you is that sometimes God is the one trying to pull you apart from something or someone.and yet we’re the ones who don’t let go.God had your life planned since before you were even born maybe he’s trying to take something from you that you’re not willing to let go,I myself went through the exact same thing I loved my husband so much that I couldn’t see my self without him.I would say what would I do with out him,I’d be lost.God was trying to make me grow and he is a jealous God the kind of God that doesn’t want us to put no one or anything in front of husband would cheat even do it in front of my face come home with hickies and didn’t even say he was sorry because he knew I’d keep taking him back.I’ve gone and been through the things you talk about the crying asking God why?the wondering why me?but I finally got the strengh to leave him.and for reason.God knew what he was doing,the Bible says he’d never forsake us or leave us.after I left him I lost everything I thought he was my everything.I placed the kid’s with my mom through CPS because I had started drinking heavily,I felt lost because I thought he was what I lived for.I lost my home eventually my car and started staying with a friend and one day coming home from a drunken weekend and still drunk might I add.she said to me.what is wrong with you,?I’ve never seen you this’ve always had your kid’s your house your own thing going on,I looked up to you because you had it qll together and I’m only saying this because I love you.I snapped I said to myself she’s I called my mom right then even though we’ve never gotten along and at the time still hadn’t.but I said mom can I come home and straighten out my life.I was a Christian and still am I have my down falls and bad days the hardest person to fight is my self because I did get a drinking problem I did like the parting life .I went home and started going back to brother and his wife at this to had my two youngest and she didn’t want to give them back and was looking for a lawyer to try and adopt them she wouldn’t let me see them and would keep them from me.I got my oldest back started going back to church and even though I would still fall and trip up I never stopped praying for God to take those bad habits away from me.some people would call it a traditional curse something that is past on through generations.but I still kept pushing and fighting through,after moving in with my mom in three months time God opened a door for me to get my own place nothing fancy a small two bedroom got my oldest and a month later my two youngest,I prayed alot studied my Bible alot went to church and through all this still fighting my traditional curse.I got stronger and kept moving on even though I still having my drinking day reading my Bible a year and a half later God told me you see,now do you understand,I had to take him away from you so you can grow and become the person I need you to be,you were always focused on him and the fighting was keeping you away from who I called you to couldn’t fulfill your destiny being with him because he kept distracting you.don’t you see I had to remove him from your life so you could there is a reason that God is trying to get you to let go of something that is in your best just can’t see it yet.I went through alot yes,but through it all God had my back.even though I was going to church praying and trying to stop my drinking I couldn’t all I could do was pray and cry because of it.but one day one my knees crying and praying for God to take those habits away from me.I told me don’t you see you have to be the one to go through the fire and the term oil and the hurt and pain that comes with it because your the only one strong enough to break this traditional curse no one else is.instantly I stopped crying,I understood what God was doing and why I was having to go through it even though I knew he could just blink and all of it would be taken away.I went six years of struggling with myself fighting my own demons the struggle of a single mom and all that goes with it.bit I knew I had to do it and go through it for me,for my kid’s that no man or any one for that Matter was more important then God and his plan for me.after a while I got stronger and stronger went from my lil beat up two bedroom house to a three bedroom two bath with all that we needed my kids were taken care of and we’re dressed well.I still had my own issues my own demons to fight went through some tough times of course the devil was going to try and break house caught on fire we lost everything but I kept going and moving on.when God told me about my tradtional curse I was already six years in of my problems it was Around August,and in January finally got with my better half who I’m still with.and my life is no longer the same.yeah he gets on my nerves we argue we don’t fight but all in all I’m in a good place with a good person that God has put in my path.and maybe we’ll last ten years twenty idk but I do know that God has a plan for me and my life and when he closes one door an other one opens.I still do love my ex husband.but he is no longer what I thought was my world.God knew what he was doing when he took my ex out of my just have to trust God and what he has planned for you.I’m 40 today I just turned 40 in June of this year.all this happened between 2008-2014 and I’m here to tell you the struggle is real but so are the promises that God your bible if one thing I’ve learned is how to love my self and if my better half walks out today I will not break it will not break me,because I love my self so much and am secure in that nothing can be added or taken away from it.because I’ve learned to love my self you are worth more you just hadn’t seen it yet..God is love if nothing else read psalms 23 over and over and over tell your self this scripture to your self even when your not reading it and know that God knows all things and another thing write letters to God of your thoughts feeling’s or what ever it them and when this storm has passed because it will you’ll be able to go back and look at them I still do.

  9. I have been in a relationship for the past 10 years. I’m 31 years old. During my relationship my bf has been unfaithful many times and I stayed by his side and we moved in together and still do. I have had trouble trusting him and have been even more depressed, paranoid, my anxiety is bad. I feel insecure and worthless. I have no confidence in myself. My bf portrays me as being weak for not being able to get over it. He continues to like and follow inappropriate things on social media. When I call him out on it, it turns to me being the one in the wrong. He tells me that he’s tired of my behavior and to mind my own business. He hasn’t talked to me for the past 4 days. We live together which makes it awkward and uncomfortable. I don’t know what to do. Despite his actions I love him very deeply and would be lost without him. I have been giving him his space but feel awful bc I think this is the real deal this time around. He’s serious about not being together even though he hasn’t told me he doesn’t want to be with me anymore. I feel helpless and find my self just crying looking into space alone in my room. I have no friends I’m not close to my mom, my sister is busy with her own family and I don’t want to burden my dad with my problems. I feel so alone and I can’t deal with the pain anymore. I have never been really religious before and know nothing about the bible. But I still ask for God’s help and talk to him. I don’t know what else to do. I’ve tried therapy but it doesn’t work. My negative thoughts take over me. I haven’t eaten and have been crying and he’s in the other room not even worrying about me. Please someone help me. I don’t know what to do.

    1. Dear Corinna,

      I definitely can identify with your problems. If you read my posts below, you will see what I have been going through with medical and stress problems that affects my stomach, head, back and walking. You don’t want to end up where I am medically, and this is not to say that all of my problems are from stress but I do believe it is a contributing factor. I’ve been married for 18 years and let me tell you it has been a ride. My marriage started off like your relationship if not worse. I met my husband and fell hard. The only thing is that he did not fall hard for me. He was great initially and very kind. He did everything right. He was very respectful. About six months into our relationship I found out that he had a baby by someone I went to school with. Now, this was not bad but the fact that he kept it from me led to more problems. I stopped talking to him for a while, but missed him. Mind you that he did not reach out to me nor was he apologetic. It was more that he was busted and decided that I was through with him. I ended up calling him and we got back together. My husband did so many things, I’m lucky to not be in an insane asylum. I put up with unimaginable things. I’ve went through years of weeks with him ignoring me. And he too perceived me as weak, insecure and stupid. I had no family support and was raised by my great-grandmother who passed away when I was 16. My grandmother was a saint. Always humming and praying all day and night. She was always on her knees until the day she died. Everything you are going through, I have been through if not more and I am 46 years old now. I have asked myself and the Lord over and over why me. Throughout the years, I have met people that have come and gone in my life that have helped. But, I still pray and always will because one thing is for sure, I do believe things could have been worse without the Lord. The past few years I had been traveling with my job, working long hours, supporting my daughter and arguing with my husband. I was under a tremendous amount of stress. One day when I was arguing, I could feel the stress in my voice. It was scary. Every time I attempted to raise my voice, I would touch my chest and stomach and it felt like if I would raise my voice or say another word it would kill me. I stopped arguing. I tried not to do it in front of my daughter anyway as my husband has the voice that would raddle the neighborhood. There is no mildness in his tone. As I started to grow he started to say I was arrogant, uppity, and using him. I constantly thought and still do think about me and my daughter’s life. Part of me leaving my job last year was part of my attempt to heal myself physically and spiritually, but it turned out that things going on with my health were worse off than I thought. My husband has changed in many ways over the years and in many ways he has not. After years of being in love with him, I started to just love him. After all the years of not wanting to leave him, I then started feeling guilty about leaving him. It has not been an easy ride. I personally don’t think these situations get better in the long run. Mine has in some respects but not in others. I don’t believe we have to settle for the glass half full. I believe we really have to love ourselves. In the past couple of years, my husband moved out of our bedroom. Underneath, it hurt my heart and my daughter. I was embarrassed for myself and for my daughter. I would get embarrassed when her friends would come over and close the door. After a while, I didn’t care as much and actually my feelings have changed all together. Since I have been having health problems, I’ve been struggling with my faith. I have been crying and praying and trying to stay strong. I got a response on this site who told me to pray every chance I get and that’s what I intend to do. I took out my Bible and starting reading Matthew in the New Testament. I have not been to church in a while and decided to go yesterday. I new I could not stay long but got a good portion of the sermon. The preacher started talking about faith and started reading chapters in Luke. Ironically, they were some of the same words from what I just read in Matthew. That made me feel good. I just want to say that I understand and continue to pray. You don’t want to get sick. I don’t have all the answers but I had a friend who passed away and told me that she was never too busy for me no matter what. She was like my grandmother. For years I just couldn’t leave my husband it didn’t matter what he did. Now, I can’t beg him enough to leave. Please try to get out and go to a church, the movies, and to the park. Listen to music. I let so much time and life pass me by, doing what you are doing now and you don’t get that time back. I had such a strained relationship with my mom that it consumed part of my life as well. I thought that I could never forgive her and no matter what I was talking about, the conversation always ended up on her. I bought every self-help and prayer book on forgiveness. And, for a while I thought I had actually forgiven her until we would talk. But, just this year, something happened and all that had happened didn’t bother me in the same way. I felt different about her and the feelings I had. I never thought in a million years and in my wildest dreams that I would be able to do it, but I am so glad I did. I don’t care about the past with her, I just care about right now and future possibilities. I don’t blame my husband anymore. I blame myself for forcing my will in holding on to him and refusing to let go when he showed me he wanted different. I learned that as long as I stay, it makes him feel better about himself. I had and still do have a choice. Please make sure you are using protection if you can’t trust your partner. That is extremely important. If it helps in any way, I will respond as best I can when you post and continue to pray for you and ask that you pray for me. You are not alone.

  10. I have found out that I have gastrointestinal issues. I have been diagnosed with a hernia, gastritis, and GERD from an upper GI. Since July 7, I have not been able to eat much. I have been spasming all over my body, particulary in my stomach, legs and head. I have a swollen throat now and have been having some chest pains. I have had MRI’S and ultrasounds in the past. I will be having a cat scan and colonoscopy soon and hope to get an even better idea of what’s going on and what I need to do to get better. Although I been very discouraged on many days, I will remain prayerful. It has been trying, dealing with the hospitals and doctors. My biggest struggle is not being able to do things I normally do with my daughter. Prayers have helped and I hope to grow in faith. I’ll continue to pray for all and asked that I continue to stay in your thoughts and prayers.

  11. Dear blue, you are certainly thought of and being prayed for. I have felt like you before and I urge you in truth, please, pick up a modern English bible and read it, and read it, every chance you get, and don’t stop for any reason. Think about it when your not reading it and apply the Word to life every moment of every day, listen to the Holy Spirit reveal to you who your Creator is, His personality, His expectations and commands of you, and His beautiful promises, this life will all start making sense, I promise… And even better, He promises. I am a true Witness to the Word, read it, live it, and be a doer of it. Be a living sacrifice in this temporary place and He will overflow you with His inexpressible peace and joy from within you. Give Him thanks and Glory every day, and as Jesus commands each morning and evening, count your each and every blessing and recite them and have a heart of constant thanksgiving to Him. He is a God of Spirit and in your spirit through purity and truth, you will certainly find Him. The pure and Holy Truth of His Word will set you free, do it His way this time and taste and see that the Lord is Good.

    1. Dear Sister in His Body,

      I can’t thank you enough for the response and encouraging words. Thanks so much for praying for me. I’ve been in a lot of pain and in a really bad place lately. I have pulled out my English Bible and have started reading it. I will continue to read it and I will continue to pray. I have printed out your advise to keep with me as a reminder of what I need to do. I have been so emotional lately that all I do is cry. I was looking for a scripture when I was led to this website. I hesitated at first, but decided to post about myself. I apologize for using “preyed” instead of “prayed” over and over. I hope that you will continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers.

  12. I was working a job that I hated. I was working long hours on call, in school full-time and taking our child to every event I could make it to. I was having major problems in my marriage. I was overwhelmed at work and my boss relied heavly on me – there was no time off where I wasn’t busy. I worked at night and early in the morning before going into work. I thought if I worked hard, kept my head up, and did the right thing, I would be all right. I took it all from everyone with my head held high. No matter how bad it got. I’ve spent most of my life pretending. I got use to pretending everything was good when I was at my worst. No matter what, I had to make it seem like everything was alright. My feelings and spirit had been crushed a long time ago. I have held things in so long, I really don’t know where to start. I have really barried and covered over a lot. October 2015 I started to feel like something was wrong with my health. I figured it was stress. It got so overwhelming at work one night that when I left at 1:30 a.m. to go home, I just set in the car and cried. I never went back. My boss tried to get me to come back for over six months. But they know what they did and I was done. It was way too much. I had nothing left to give. No job, and problems with my husband. I had never really took action and stood up for myself, so at this point I felt I had no choice plus, I was starting to get tingling down my arms, numbness and pain all over. I knew that I was killing myself and that I could not do it all anymore. At that point, I didn’t care what my husband would think because I had been through enough. I had secured a job for him years ago. I walked away with a few months pay and thought that I would finally stop being afraid. Well as soon as I left the job, I started having major episodes with nerves, my legs, headaches, my back and all. Debilitating episodes. I was always in good health, I could not believe it. I started on my journey to doctors with doctors and took every MRI and test you could think of since last October. It’s been almost a year and I have gotten worse. My health has steadily declined and I have just about exhausted my insurance. When I left my job, I thought that I’d rather have my health than anything, and it all wasn’t worth it. But little did I know that it would get this bad. I have been crying and praying and trying to keep my head up. But today, I’m having trouble with my breathing among other things and I am feeling very discouraged. I never saw my life like this, and it hurt me my husband told me that I thought I was so good that this wouln’t happen to me. I have done a many things that I’m not proud of, but I feel I am being punished. The worst thing I feared is happening to me. Without my health, I feel I’m nothing and that I have lost everything. I feel that I don’t have favor and that the Lord has turned His back on me. It’s always easy to tell someone to have faith and be strong until something happens to you. I have been praying and talking to God all my life. I have always believed in Him. But I have never truly felt the presence that others have claimed to feel. I know I have been blessed, and I have always been God fearing. But, I most say that I have had some doubt when I see how many people suffer and after reading some of these posts. Through many of my struggles I preyed, and preyed, and preyed. I’ve cried so much that I can’t breath at times. I’ve never asked anyone to pray for me, but I am asking that someone will pray for me and my health. I pray that everyone on this forum is blessed and get the help and love that they need in Jesus name. Amen

  13. Are you still alive? It’s been a month since this posting. Open your eyes for there are more with us than they are with them. -11 Kings 6:16

    1. Please pray for me.I feel discouraged always tired had been through psychrist and psychology but now two weeks back to work the fatigue is back any kind of demands or pressure from work make me weak overwhelmed .can’t do a thing at home my shoulders are painful .I try to sleep early but never wake up refreshed.this is affecting my social life and my married life my husband feels I’was not ready to go back to work.I feel drained and without energy to do anything.Please help

  14. Please pray for me. I am an addicted person.every time it seems like things are starting to go right everything falls apart.I’m tired of being a junkie,a drunk,a miserably depressed and angry just seems to go from bad to worse.molested as a child,my first child dieing of sids.prostitution,alcoholism,herion and crack addiction.physically abused and sexually as a kid,domestically abused as an adult.I finally got straight after 20 years of herion addiction and alcoholism,every choice IVE made has had severe consequences.copd,not to mention other issues id rather not bring up here.I’m bipolar and unmedicated.I’ve pushed my family so far away that I don’t think they will ever come back.I don’t even. like or respect myself,so how can I expect or believe that God or anyone else can love me.I’m depressed and even though I’m married I’m alone.Alone and afraid and just tired.tired of trying and failing ang trying and failing…over and over again.I sometimes think if I could just die I wouldn’t have to hurt myself or anyone else ever again.but I’m scared to die.I’m so unhappy and lonely and afraid and tired.I keep thinking there’s no way God could have allowed me to go through all this just to never know one moments peace or happiness.I know it sounds childish to say its not fair,but ITS NOT FAIR!!!I want to be happy,proud of myself,for others to be proud of me.I don’t want to hate myself anymore or be so full of shame that I can’t look at myself.I let people use me because that’s all I think I’m worth.I feel so bad and I can’t make it go away…I don’t know what to do anymore.I wish that God would help me…they say god helps those who helps themselves…I don’t even know where to start…please someone,anyone…please pray for me.I’m lost

    1. Dear Misti,
      Yes, you are positively, completely, wholly loved by your Father, who loves you unconditionally, with no fine print, ifs and or buts. Nothing that you have ever done or will do will change His love for you. When you don’t know where to go, what to do, where to start — just turn to Jesus Christ. Call on Him, talk to Him, tell Him all your worries and problems, and He will answer you, guaranteed, because He is the FAITHFUL ONE. He will stand by you when all seems lost, when every one leaves, when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong, He will be right by your side — and will make everything RIGHT if you trust in HIM. Give Him your problems, and wait and see Him solve them one by one. Give Him your addictions, your children, your marriage, and just watch Your loving Father take care of them. “Give your worries to the Lord, and He will take care of you…He will never let [you] down” Psalm 55:22 Please remember, you are NEVER EVER alone. Jesus tells you He will never leave nor forsake you. He will be with you ALWAYS, even until the end of this age Matthew 28:20. Do not fear — your Saviour Jesus Christ is with you, He will help you, and fight to make things right. Goodness and mercy is in your future, and will CHASE you down — Psalms 23. I am praying for you, my friend 🙂 God bless you & keep you

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      Jan – I do pray for you. God is merciful and powerful. He will heal you and make a way. Search the scriptures out on this site and get them into your heart. We love you. Rex

  15. Adam,
    I know I am a little late on this reply, buy I read this and couldn’t pass without replying.
    Have you read Job in the Bible?
    The thing is God doesn’t need to punish us because Jesus died for our sins so we could be FORGIVEN. God doesn’t punish us.
    Resenting God will not make any of this easier sweetie.
    God tells us we can lay our burdens upon him and He gives us rest and serinity in times of trouble.
    Without that, yes, it is going to be EXTREMELY hard to make it through all these trials. So come back into the loving arms of God. He loves all of His children dearly and just want a close relationship with each of them.
    Things aren’t going to be easy in this world. We live in a broken, dark, cruel world but all the terribly hard trials in this wold lead to eternal life with the Father if you keep your eyes on Him.
    I am praying for you!

  16. I dont know how I came across this blog… But just thanking God for your minstry and how He is using you for His Glory… Glory to God.. As you help others in the times of depair, hopelessness and abandonment especially when people walk out in troubled times, may God of Love, Hope and Peace overflow His mercies upon you .. Be blessed.

  17. My hope has been greatly diminished. I’m at a midlife mental breaking point. Largely due to a lack of sleep because of bed bugs. God is punishing me and I resent him for it. My blessings are being taken away as well as my sanity. I don’t even believe I’m real or that I’m dead or will soon be dead. My dark night of my soul has allowed me to see the ugliness of myself. When I stare at myself in the mirror. I see people that are not me and some horrible demon. These things have possessed me and I want to kill people and myself. That is the evil in my mind that won’t leave me alone. Spirits have touched my body and haunted my home. These tactile hallucinations are no joke and I suspect it’s something more. My futile attempts to cast them out has failed and I won’t set foot in a church cause I get horrible pain in my ribs. I am being influenced by demons to murder suicide and I’m at a fastly approaching a breaking point. Hope is futile and God has failed to intervene. My bitter response to my circumstances has shut me into an isolation away from others since I’m a infection a lepor a sex offender and scum and scourge of the earth. I have found my own prison and hell and others are rejoicing and dancing for my demise.

    1. The fact that you are writing on this site says you are crying out for help. You need to take it a step farther and seek out professional help IMMEDIATELY! Thoughts of wanting to harm yourself or others is a serious sign of mental disturbance. Do yourself and others a service and go to the hospital emergency room right now and get admitted to psych. care unit. You need help from others and isolating yourself is not the way to go. Push through the destructive voices and reach out to others. Take action and DO IT NOW! If you can’t do it for yourself then do it for the others you might potentially harm; they do not deserve your emotional pain and anger inflicted on them. Take responsibility right now, admit you are not thinking rational, and get yourself to a hospital. Peace.

  18. Please pray for my husband. He’s a surgeon and is completely worn companies barely pay and take up to 6 months to pay or longer. His practice costs more than he makes. Especially with all the new rules and codes they have to go by.

    He is in a private practice and is so run down. He started out working for a hospital but wasn’t treated with respect there. He had to take the patients they sent him. He asked the hospital if they would provide certain things for his patients they said no and why are you asking?
    He had a law suit which devastated him. He gave good care and was deemed to have not caused any harm.
    The attorney made him settle out of court anyway.
    We are not from this area and moved here from the west . He felt there was a good opportunity here. Looking back, it really wasn’t.
    Now we learned his malpractice insurance will go up to where we can’t afford it.
    He hasn’t been able to do surgery for a month now and we cannot go on.
    He just wants to move back to home out west and Join a group where they can handle so much more than he can so he could just take care of his patients.
    He is a kind and gentle soul.
    He’s been taken so much advantaged of he is getting really down.
    I am scared for him. This is what he does and really loves it but, it seems he’s being torn down.
    Ive prayed so much and it doesn’t seem to get better.
    His father died about 6 months ago and they were close.
    We need help and prayer.
    He said he’s ready to give up.

  19. I’m afraid my prayers , after years, won’t be answered. And if a bit of them are-it’s too late .

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      Heisenberg – That is just the hopelessness in you speaking. Fight that stuff. Hopelessness is a spiritual blindness to the hope that is around you right now. It a dark place by design. It is a lie from demons. It is actually never too late in God. God is pretty much the God of the last moment. The years mean nothing, nothing at all. And that is the God’s truth.

      Go to him in repentance and ask for mercy. I don’t care if you’ve done it thousands of times before. Do it again. Even if you disrespected Him for years. Go again. Go to Him and mean it. Get some of the scripture lists from this site and speak them out. They will comfort you and change you, a little bit at a time. If you will not listen to your feelings and the old lies of despair, they will turn your life completely around. We love you. God’s mercy is sufficient. It really is. Rex

    2. Realise that all thoughts of fear, anxiety, negativity and depression are demonic mental attacks. If you continue to entertain them, your situation will get worse. Deuteronomy 30:14-15
      But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
      See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

      Choose today between life and death. Hear it now do that you may do it. Receive this as a word from The Holy Spirit in me. Be blessed.
      We must get vigilant and aggressive with this.

  20. Please pray I have been depressed for probably about 9 to 10 years now and I have fasted and I’ve sought the Lord and it just seems like it’s getting worse and worse. People are coming against me family, friends, enemies. I’ve turn the other cheek for so long that I feel like I’m unable to anymore and I’m starting to explode on them when they attack me. I feel alone and I’m about to the point where I’m just fighting back and this is not the person I want to be and I’m afraid I keep praying and I’m so afraid that I don’t belong to God anymore thank you😭

    1. @Tammy — Our God will never leave nor forsake you. We are here for you — cling to the Promises of Our Lord & Saviour — let Go and let God

    2. Excuse my bluntness but sometimes prayer is not enough or even the answer. Get into a support group and/or seek professional help. Get on medication if necessary. If you keep doing the same things and keep getting the same results, well, it’s time to consider a new game plan. One way to look at it is God works through others to help us, if we are willing to reach out and take hold. Peace be with you.

    3. Hi Tammy – I can relate!

      I was in a similar place. But can I suggest this….I noticed that depression erases your faith in everything – not just God. The longer you are depressed the more faith it erases. You lose faith in family, friends, yourself, your future, your country…..etc etc. Then when people say “have faith in God” – it becomes pretty much impossible. You cant have faith in God if you have zero faith in your world. Which is terrible because faith in God will solve every and any issue you have – including depression.

      So maybe try this: try having faith in everything, everyone, every situation, every person, yourself etc. Essentially you flood your life with faith. Why? Because God said he would rescue you. If God said he will rescue you – then by definition every single thing in your life from that point onwards is being used by God for your betterment. But we cant always see that – especially when depressed! There are scriptures that support this approach. It worked for me. All the best.

  21. Please pray for Ron to be healed from back issues and throat,and hips also hd a trailer run over his foot rehurt his back again and orau he had no broken bones and the oain will stop that happenef today. He will be delievered from hopelessness which seems big time and depression ,God give him.peace please.

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    Lindsay – Thank you and I agree with most of what you write. Except that, I don’t agree with the thought that God brings these calamities into our lives to ‘strengthen and fine tune us.’ God is a free will God and He will allow it but it is the Devil that brings the ‘stealing, killing, and destroying’ into our lives. Our job is allow the word to grow in us and be obedient to His voice and will so that we can walk in the abundant life of faith. That does not mean we will not have to go through though trials, especially when we get off into sin, but He will guide us and speak to us to that we can have His will ‘on earth as it is now in Heaven.’

    This takes effort, work, and spiritual warfare. Our rest comes later. We love you. Rex

  23. it may take time but remember that material suffering is temporary (but still difficult!) and that Love will not be defeated over time…I come from being about a week away from being homeless myself in 2010…I had to decide to surrender and get help with my meth/alcohol addictions (not implying these are the only routes to homelessness, btw 🙂 and after a long journey that seems short now I’ve gone from 150lbs at 6 foot one and almost fired no family to now 200 lbs, 2 kids , 85k/yr as a web developer all bc I decided to ask God for help. What can I do, as an emissary to such blessings that I am grateful for, for you? where are you? do you need someone to talk to (eg a real converation not confined to a textbox 🙂 ??

    1. Blahbinski – thank you for that. I needed to hear it. I have a good life and I think God for blessing me with it. Just like you I was into stuff I shouldn’t of been and lost sight of God and have suffered greatly for it. But God’s grace is sufficient, and His power is made perfect in weakness. Like you said material suffering is temporary but man does it hurt when you have a hard time seeing the end. I’ve been praying for months now and even though I am trying to trust God with this I keep wondering when it will end. His silence is both a blessing and painful. I am on a roller coaster of emotions right now between trust and doubt. Thank you for responding and offering to talk with me. I’m talking to my grandfather who is a pastor and have grown up with him in my life. Thanks brother! God bless you

      1. no problem. I am humbled to have helped just by sharing some of my “story”

  24. I am broken. I can’t take anymore. My heart cries out to God but He is silent. My faith and trust are broken. Doubt, confusion, and worry fill my head. I don’t know what to do. I am overwhelmed. I will be homeless in a week. I have no where to go and no money to move. I am drowning in debt. I don’t want a handout, I want God to guide me, to talk to me but He is silent. I don’t know if I am being tested and tried like Job or if God doesn’t hear my prayers. I pray 5-6 times a day now asking God for wisdom and guidance. I pray with Mark 11:24 but I get nothing. I need help. Please pray for me.

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      Chad – I don’t know what to say except that I will pray for you. I will. I speak peace to your soul and light to your understanding. You will get out of this in Jesus Name. I cry out the the mercy and favor of God on your behalf. Something will happen. Chad, expect that with me. God will speak to you. Something will happen. I will pray for you. God bless you. We love you and God loves you. Rex I have to say it again – You will make it.

      1. Thank you for your prayer and support. It was hard getting out of bed this morning but I feel very at peace and happy today even though my world is falling apart. I truly believe in God and His promises and I know that He loves me and cares for me. I stand on Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
        I’m trying very hard to completely trust God but it what I am struggling with is His timing. Do I keep trusting him up to the day I have to move and have no where to go or will He show me where he wants me to go before then? I feel like my head and heart are in a constant state of trust and faith to doubt and uncertainty which I know isn’t pleasing to God. Thank you again for your prayers. I know God will see me through this and I will be better because of it. =)

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          Chad – Speak the word out over your situation. Be bold. God is on your side. If you have sinned – repent – and then go on. Allow the fight to get back into you. Read these articles – Making Miracles Happen in Your LifeSpeak Your Future To Your FutureShe Spoke Her Miracle Into BeingScriptures To Encourage Yourself In the LordGod Looked On Their Heart, Not Their Actions – He HealedYou Cannot ‘Out Think’ the Devil But You Can ‘Out Speak’ Him. Do your homework and build faith into your heart.

          God is not doing this to you. The Devil is trying to destroy you. Don’t let him. He will use our sin and disobedience to hurt us. Stop it, repent, and then BOLDLY believe God for his mercy. Read this too – Mercy – Bending the Rules of God. It is one of my favorite articles. God bless you. We love you. Rex You are going to make it in Jesus Name.

  25. Dear Anonnon, I pray that God gives you rest and you can find the strength in Him. You are His child and He doesn’t want to see you hurting in this way. I pray that you see that He can give you light in the darkness and He shows you a way out of all the dark tunnels we find ourselves in. You are loved, please don’t do anything you will regret, and ending your life is one of those, thank you so much for calling a help line!!!!!

    1. Donna – You have hope and that of which is in Christ and Him alone. Your life belongs to Him. You are more precious to Him that the birds of the air and every living creature on this earth (Read Matt 6:25). He will take care of you. Don’t forget; everything that you need to regain hope and encouragement are in His Holy Word. He Loves and cares for you (Read I Peter 5:7). I will pray that He brings you to His place of His peace and His comfort during this time as well. Keep fighting the good fight!

      In Christ,


    2. Praying For You Right Now Donna I too need a job at this time but I’m gonna pray for you finding a job with the same spirit as if I was praying for myself and I’m going to let the blessing on me fall on you and in the name of Jesus Christ we all will be blessed Amen In the Name of The Father in The Name Of The Son And The Name Of The Holy Ghost Gods power to Over come……..Amen Again

  26. i called a suicide hotline today. the lady who answered was a volunteer, a real embodiment of (gods?) love. im still hopeless but at least i did not drink or lash out etc as i wanted to prior to calling. i still think being unemployed with a screaming baby, wife-who-is-abusive-sometimes-and-is-never-wrong, and a 4.5 yr old is enough to make anyone lose hope sometimes. two more second interviews this week; i hope my love for the work there will show and one of them will want to water me and get the fruits of that love so i can support my family.

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      Anonnon – I pray for favor, hope and protection over you in Jesus Name. Try to find a spot and a time where you can get away from the turmoil and noise. Read some of the other articles and scripture lists on this site. God bless you. Know that God has a plan for you. Read the scriptures and let God speak to you. He will lead you out. We love you. Rex

  27. Please, please pray for me to trust in God, to know he makes the best choices for me and that he truly loves me. I feel so alone and so lost. Everything I have known for years was just suddenly changed, with no warning. Trying to adjust and need to find some normalcy and stability. Waiting on hearing from a job that could make us or break us. Just so much at once and my mind constantly racing. Please, if you could pray for us, it would be so appreciated…

    1. Amy,

      First and foremost, know that you are not alone. Many if not most of us who follow this blog have been or are in the same place right along with you. But, as with all things Godly, we have been brought together here in Him. He is always with us and is always there to listen and hear our prayers and the fact that you found us is proof that he is with you and wants to provide comfort and support. We will certainly pray for you and lift you to Him and trust that He will guide you, protect you and provide for you.

      The hardest part of faith is trust and without one the other can’t survive. Over the years, I too have been in the deepest throws of despair and worry with seemingly no light to see my way out. During those days I felt as hopeless and alone as any one human could. In fact, there were days that I began to see little value in continuing. I felt that I was so far down in the depths of despair, stress and worry that nothing could reach me. There was nothing that I could see in my path that could bring a solution to the problems and worries I lived with each day. The key words there were “that I could see”. He not only saw but had a plan for me to find solutions and work through the problems. It had to come in His time and with His plan and that required trust. We have to trust that He is there, His love is greater than anything we’ll encounter and He does love and care for every single one of us. There is NO darkness that He can’t illuminate.

      The best thing we can do when we are in such places is the very thing our minds tell us not to do. If we could only trust His word and “be still and know” , there we can find the beginning of peace. Relax your mind, open your heart and just let His love dwell there. Know that He is there and all of us are praying for you and with you in your journey. As His family we are side by side in every step of the way.

      Be blessed and know that things will be ok. Things will work out and a brighter day WILL come.


  28. Hi, my name is Josh, and as much as I want to say this has helped, It just shows my lack of hope. These scriptures make me ambivalent to the idea that I will have hope again. I have been a Christian for 4 or 5 years now, and people want to make it sound so easy, like it is a decision you have when you wake up in the morning (brush your teeth, eat breakfast, have a little hope). It may be this way for some people, but it would be a cheap fix if I just decide I am going to think happy thoughts. Suffering is painful, but it is what, at least I, know I deserve. Yes, God cares, but neither is he some magical band-aid that you can put over a grievous wound.

    I appreciate the scriptures, and they are uplifting. However I just do not feel this helps.

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      Josh – I agree with most everything you said. That said, there is an answer. There is no cheap fix but there is a fix. It is taking the scriptures and putting them into yourself by confession. It is the Word of God and it will change you but you will not feel it until it really starts to work. Go to our main page and look for this article – You Cannot ‘Out Think’ the Devil But You Can ‘Out Speak’ Him.

      There are other articles such as this one – You’ve Got to Have Hope and this one – Depression Is a Spirit – It Must Be Fought with the Word of God.

      In one sense there is no fix all solution, on the other side, a combination of the word of God and Spirit of God will do everything. Just finding out that you need hope is a start but you don’t just choose hope. It must be put back into you. You do not deserve this and God is not doing it. He is the answer. We just have to figure out how to get there. More to come.

    2. Josh–I hear you! If you will look to Jesus and trust Him to save you He will!! He will comfort you as only He can do!! Praying for you!!! I have been where you are, and know how you feel!!

    3. Josh you have to believe than God helps you it is magical he is real he will never give up on us his children he feels,pain,happiness to like you and me his our heavenly father worship in group and alone you will be helped by our heavenly father God

  29. Hello I just wanted to say thank you Rachel for your words. It is true often times we get suck ed into things and not even know that we have. I have been taught by my pastor to stay away from tarot readings and to stay strong and pray. But I did one tarot reading and it almost felt like I couldn’t go on a day without doing it. I always feel so sad all the time and it’s hard trying to talk to someone who doesn’t quite understand why you feel the way you feel. I even got to the point that I can’t really even pray anymore because I’m always so stressed out and unhappy, there is a man I love so much but instead of conveying that to him I just do a lot of fussing now we have broken up and it’s like he was one of the few things in my life that kept me sane but I just kept pushing him away and now he doesn’t want to talk to me at all and it hurts. But my biggest hurt is the fact that I don’t know where and when I stopped trusting God and fell into this sadness that seems like I can’t get our of. I ran across this sight while searching for prayers just to lift me up out of this gloom and while reading your message I started to cry because I never wanna be outside of God’s love or make him feel I don’t love him but I just don’t know how to get back where I once was loving church, praying, singing, praising. It’s like I can’t do nothing but get up and when I can make myself laugh and play with my three kids that are my heart and the reason as bad and sad as I feel that I keep pushing on. But I am having a reflection on at least where to try to begin because or w in a lot of areas I’m lacking and I just wanna say thanks.

  30. I’m 17 years old and I’m starting to test my faith at my young age. My Mom, who’s currently working as a public teacher, she’s the only one who supports me and my twin sister for almost 17 years now…Sorry for the word but, I fucking hate my fucking father. He’s the reason why we’re at this mess. We’re already in second semester in College and I’m currently taking BS Accountancy and my sister’s taking Marketing Management and the tuition fee was actually choking me, my sister, and specially my mom. I’m starting to lose hope for the fact that no one will ever help us. My mom probably loaned all possible loans she could ever acquire just to support us, and that’s why this time, we couldn’t pay for the remaining balance for out tuition fee. We couldn’t think of any ideas on how we’ll gonna get that money, and that’s why I’m starting to lose hope, I really love studying and my friends…but, every time I watch my mom suffer, It made me realize that I should probably stop studying…and let my sister finish first. Everyday, every second, my mind kept on telling me that there’s no way I’ll pass this problem…..and I think, because of my sins, God probably hates me that’s why he gave me this kind of problem…but…I also started to accept this problem, at this point, it made me realize that I can never run but I should face this head on….but sadly, no one inspires me to do so. Negative thinking always runs through my brains that’s why positive couldn’t enter, it blocks it….I’m sorry this took too long….I couldn’t even express my english well because I’m a Filipino…I hope you can help me.

  31. Thank you Sister Rachel, the Word that you have so compassionately shared is a blessing, love in Christ

  32. I found my way here because I can’t sleep. I’m 34 and just moved to a new state so my husband and I can finally live together. I’m looking for a new job and he’s working a low paying one. We have no children but want them. I’m getting so discouraged because it seems so hard to find a job, I apply for jobs everyday and seem to be getting nowhere. The only response I’ve gotten is a rejection.The biological clock is always on my mind. Additionally, I have a history of uterine fibroids and removed 2 earlier this year. The Dr advised to try to get pregnant ASAP but my husband refuses until our financial situation is more stable. I earn more than he does, or I would if I was working. It just feels like it will never happen for us. Everyone around me is getting pregnant it seems. God has brought me through some tough situations but my faith waivers. One day I believe all is possible and then there are days like today when I feel all is lost.

    1. Pay your tithing. Even on the little that you have. Give your faith to God and He will take care if you and bless you, especially when it seems impossible. He will make it possible.

      See Malachi 3:10. In the King James Version the phrase says that He will “open the windows of heaven.”

  33. David, beloved, indeed our hearts cry to God for you and your wife. This is very classic of God. We all understand what this feels like, although in different measures, we feel the same blows. We must always remember that in the bible God says that He is the One that causes prosperity as well as calamity. As Jesus says no one has power over us that God Himself did not give them. Our Father knows just what to do to give us just what we need. Take lesson from the trials of Abraham and Sarah, Moses, Paul, and even Christ Himself, “if You will take this cup from Me, may Your Will be done.” We are created to experience these feelings. The Lord prepares us to take up our cross and follow Him in sacrifice, He has fairly warned us that this world will be full of tribulation, but to take heart, that the Father knows what we need and has great and mighty plans for us. We are the clay on the potter’s wheel. This world and everything in it, the Holy One created for His greater magnificent Glory, and in His goodness alone has promised to share it with us, whom He says that even the greatest of us are like filthy rags, but loves us all the same, even the unjust. I’m pleading with you to keep the broader perspective. Treasure in your hearts what you believe God Himself treasures. Put His Will first, and lay your life down for Jesus. I tell you, there Is a way out of your circumstance. Stay in complete trust, without a doubt, forgive your grudges as God has done for you and do your part as an active Christian, spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ to all that will listen. Brother and sister, you can’t go wrong when paying full attention and trusting in the Lord. Remember that God is bigger than what your going through, as a matter of fact, He is testing you, which means He cares for you and wants to teach you strength and inner peace. Remember He is aware at all times. No wool could ever be pulled over His beautiful eyes, if you or I know it or think it, who are we to say we are keeping something from The Master and Creator of the universe. The devils a liar and the world is full of his followers. Jesus warns us to stay on watch and beware at all times and to be dressed and ready for His Glorious coming. Your strength is in the Lord, precious David and Mrs. Love in Christ, Lindsay

    1. Lindsay, thank you for the encouragement, prayers and thoughts. Truly needed reminders of the larger perspective that is so easily lost when we are in the dark. Blessings to you.

  34. I found my way here because I was seeking something, some source of encouragement, some hope, some light in a very dark place. To make a very long and arduous story more tolerable. I will abridge this story. Approximately five years ago my wife and I owned our own business. The recession was in full escalation and times had gotten hard. The business was failing and we tried everything to save it but to no avail. We lost the business completely. In addition, we were so financially strapped that we couldn’t survive in our daily life. We lost our home to foreclosure, our vehicles, everything. Through faith, prayers and the mercy and grace of a loving God we survived. We went through two years of living hand to mouth with a VERY minimal amount of income and a very sparse existence, but we survived than God! We were thankful just to have a place to sleep and food to eat, God was indeed good to us and kept us safe. Three years ago we had an opportunity for a new job for my wife. A good job, a job that would help us finally find a path back to a life a little more ordinary. For three years now we have worked hard, paid our bills, kept our hearts with God and with each other and been blessed beyond measure.

    Now, just a few days ago I got a certified letter that has once again turned our world upside down. A financial obligation from the old business that we thought had been resolved has reared its ugliness in a big way. We are now faced with potentially a very devastating situation. We are both just heartbroken, stressed, scared, hopeless and lost. More than anything we are just starting to ask “is there any end to this, is there any hope of ever having peace”? We both know and trust God and believe in his grace and power over things, but this is just taking our faith and beating it to pieces. Just when we thought life was finally about to find a bit ground and perhaps, just maybe, a little peace was in our path, now this. The fate of this situation is in stone yet and I am trying so hard to keep my faith that God will protect us and give us the strength to get through this. But, I must admit that we are both struggling, we are both so hurt, so lost and to be honest, a little hopeless that our lives are ever going to have any peace. I’m asking for your prayers in this. I know that God’s family is strong and His will is what we seek. I believe in His will and His power is limitless but our humanness is weak and fear is taking over again. We’ve lived through the darkest days anyone can imagine and we are so afraid those days may return and we’ll have to live there again. If that is His will then we will gladly go there but I just ask you all to pray for us that if that is His plan we can keep our faith, our hope, our love for each other and our will to live intact.

    Thanks for taking time to read this and for perhaps saying a little prayer for us.

    Be blessed.

  35. I am Nigerian person in his early 30s. Having possessed my first degree in Accounting coupled with being a Professional Accountant under The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, acquiring that life changing job for 5 years now has been a great problem. This has also affected my meeting up with responsibilties as a father at home. As at present, I am living below $1 per day which is frustrating. This life remains a mystery to me. I never knew it would be this difficult sailing through the issues attached to life after I graduated in 2008. One thing I believe is this, God exists and He knows everything.

  36. Can someone tell me how to heal my empty heart and my unstable faith. I’m angry and sad that God gave me a baby and is now taking it back. I will never get to hold or kiss my baby I’ll never get to see it grow up why would he hurt me with this ? why do I have to sit here a feel this wonderful miracle die inside me? How am I supposed to have faith through this.? I feel so lost.

    1. Lisa,
      I’m so sorry for what you are going through. I certainly do not have the answer as to why we must face the trials we do. This is a fallen world, and because of that, we do face illness, loss, and pain. God does not cause these things. When we cry out to Him in our anguish, He does hear us. We must draw near to Him at these times, and He will draw near to us. He can use all our trials for our good, even though we may not see it now. That’s where the faith and trust come in. Believe me, I am going through a painful trial now, too, and have found comfort in His Word. It is still not easy, but He promises to be with us as we go through it. There are many good devotional out there such as intouch by charles Stanley. You can find that online. If you don’t already have the Bible App, I highly recommend that you get it. There are many reading plans on it that have been helpful and comforting to me over the last few months when I sometimes felt the anguish to be unbearable. Find a good Christian counselor or pastor to speak with. God bless you as you reach out to Him for comfort.

  37. Dear Sad and Brown,
    God’s promises are for everyone, including you. We have all sinned, and that is why Jesus died on that cross. He paid ALL of our sin debt there. Yours, mine, and everyone who accepts His sacrifice. It’s a gift. You and I cannot earn it. It is the Devil who tries to make you believe you are not worthy. Those thoughts are all lies from the enemy. Ask God to protect you from the enemy by the power of the Holy Spirit and by the blood of Jesus. Just get down on your knees and ask Jesus into your heart. Ask God to forgive you of all your sins. Ask The Holy Spirit to come into your heart to guide you into right living. Then read The Word. Really read and think about it and meditate on it. Ask for strength to be a good wife and mother. Take one day at a time. Start each day with praise, prayer, and some quiet time with God. Bless you. Remember, God loves you so very much. You are precious to Him.

  38. I have been married for 13 years and we have 3 kids. To make a long story short, 2 years I lost a great job due to substance abuse and it’s been downhill ever since. Nothing I try to do works out, I have no friends to talk to and I have no joy in life. Sometimes I don’t want to go to sleep because I can’t face another day. My husband is tired of paying most of the bills and I am too withdrawn to enjoy my kids. I can’t read the bible like I should because in my heart I feel as if those promises are for other people and not me. I have nothing to look forward to and actually envy people who pass away. I had an abortion shortly after I lost my job because i didn’t have access to birth control and I can’t even deal with that. I have emotionally detached myself from it but I think God is still punishing me for it. I feel useless and think maybe my family would be better off without me.

  39. I’m 43 years old married with a daughter, The devil has taken over and he’s winning. I’m feeling lonely, hopeless, sad. I cry all day and night and no one seems to care. I have no energy to fight. Everyday I feel like I’m loosing myself more and more.

  40. I’m a 22 year old girl and I have just about finished my post graduation a few months back. Lately, I have been experiencing a great deal of hopelessness. I have no clue what to pursue next in my life as nothing seems to grasp my interest enough to carry on for a lifetime. My friends have relocated elsewhere and I have begun to lose interest in almost everything, including my hobbies. I have begun to question myself and I doubt if I am of any good. Everybody else seems to be better at the things I once thought I was good at. The world seems to be full of mediocre people like me. It is painful to know that I once thought I was special. Sometimes I wonder why God would even love me, I am not even a good Christian to begin with. I know young people problems like mine are very common, but I would really appreciate it if you prayed for God to give me some hope.. To once again begin to love and appreciate myself. Everything around me seems dull and hopeless… I need to find some meaning back in my life. Please help me!

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      Annii – God does love and we love you. That is real. Somehow the Devil is keeping your heart and mind from realizing that fact. Relax and talk to God. Turn your cares over to Him and let Him have them. Let it go. Go through some of the articles on this site and read the ones that jump out at you. It may not be today or tomorrow but God will talk to you. It takes faith, so relax and expect it. The timing part is His part.

      You have hope. It is all around you. As the articles says, you just can’t see it now. As the hope goes so does your motivation. Look at these on hope. Rex

  41. I came across this site searching for some prayers I could say to Jesus to help me with the sadness, helplessness. hopeless, fear, isolation,
    and the sorrow I feel in my soul that is overwhelming. I’m a retired woman who is spending my so called twilight years alone in a miserable
    situation that there is no way out. I had 3 beautiful children and was married and divorced from their father. We stayed in contact until
    he passed away last year. I’m going to express my story, and disguise situations so no one will recognize it’s me if they come to this site, but every single word is the truth.
    My son and daughter died, 1 in his thirties and 1 in her forties. My son died from an illness and daughter was murdered. My son had a mental
    illness, and lived with me his whole life. He was childlike, but smart, loving, generous and so good. I mean as good as you can get. My daughter had an addiction from a very young age. What a horrific way for her to die. I see blood everywhere. And then my
    last living child has estranged herself from me. I have done everything to make amends to no avail. This started a few years ago with
    her being verbally abusive, ignoring me for long periods of time, like right now. But this time, I need to walk away because being so
    disrespectful and mean spirited I can no longer tolerate. She was my hero and then a few years ago turned on me. Don’t know why.
    She has given me beautiful grandchildren who are also out of my life now. I love them with all my heart and soul.
    So now at 70yrs. old I am alone. I’ve always prayed and asked Jesus to give me strength and help me and my children. But He (Jesus)
    had other plans for us. I don’t have any best friends and lost touch with the rest. Everyone is too busy and have their own lives to
    live, including relatives who are few.
    I have no support system and no one to call in case of an emergency, but I trust and have faith because I feel the Lord is always with me.
    I’m looking out the window with tears streaming down my face seeing this beautiful summer weather and the flowers, and the birds singing and thanking God for the beautiful world he created for all of us. I’m too depressed to even go for a walk, so I stay inside and
    say the rosary and ask for strength because I can feel myself going down hill. I’m bitter that my children died before me, and wonder
    why I’m still here.
    God Bless everyone who wrote here and I know we will not be forgotten.

    1. Hi Ruby,
      I said a prayer for you! I’m sorry for each loss you have experienced! I pray that God will give you His peace. I wish you were my neighbor so I could come over and give you a hug.

      Psalm 71:14 But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.

  42. Hi Roxane,
    you shouldn’t loose hope in Christ. rather, you should emulate him. When he did right, he did not expect anything in return. your story is inspiring, ur selflessness is humbling, God in all his graciousness shall not forget you. I am not very good with the scriptures, I wish you where my friend and you could teach me. I wish there is a way to share contacts with you.

  43. I came back to God when I was 38 years old and turned my life over to Him to change and complete. I had hoped He would give me a better life, but there is nothing but devastation around me, and I have become hopeless in feeling that God doesn’t really love me and doesn’t have a better life for me, since I am now 68 and feel my life is over. I have no mate, no friends, no job, no money, haven’t seen my daughters in over 2 years even though they only live an hour away from me. I have no gas to go anywhere or do anything, no gas to get to church, don’t feel like going anymore anyway. I have absolutely not one friend, except for a lady who is in prison in South Dakota who I became friends with through a prison ministry. Even though I have searched for a mate on Christian websites and at church, God has kept me completely and totally ALONE for the past 30 years, with no friends and no mate whatsoever. He keeps me completely and totally ALONE, with no love from anyone. I am devastated. I have obeyed God in everything He’s asked me to do, I have evangelized and witnessed and prophesied to countless individuals. I do not understand why God would not give me some sort of joy in life, even though I have worked tirelessly for Him and studied the Bible for countless hours. I have lived a pure life for the past 30 years, don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t go places where God isn’t there, yet I am still living in this devastation. I don’t understand at all what God wants from me before He will give me some kind of joy in my life. I just don’t understand. Thank you for listening, Rosanne Mayo

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