Top TEN things to do when you think that God has forgotten about you
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I’d be lying to you and myself if I said that I have it all together. Yes, I am a life coach, and many seek my help for their own lives. God has blessed me with wisdom that allows me to help moms, divorced women, homeschoolers, and more. It is also true that I have a great education that has taught me how to help people. Nevertheless, I have bad days too. Many times I have said to myself, “I think that God has forgotten about you.”
I take great joy in helping those in need. It is my desire to help women move forward with her dreams. I know that the single moms out there can support their families, but they too need help every now and then. Never underestimate the power of a woman. But what happens when that strong, independent, and powerful woman feels like God has forgotten her?
Yes, even I have felt the sting of distance from God.
You are not the only one who thinks that God has forgotten about you.
Why? I have no idea and refuse to pretend like I have all the answers. God is God and I am not. I know His Word and what He says about me. That is the truth. It is also true that I have those days when all I want to do is sit in the corner and cry. Everyone has those days when they just need to feel sorry for themselves. EVERYONE!
There isn’t one person in this world who can say that they’ve never had a bad day, week, or year. These are the times when you may feel like God has forgotten about you. You know what I’m talking about. Those days when the wind has been knocked out of you. The time when something devastating happened and you can’t catch your breath. One year when you tried your best to make something happen and you failed anyway.
Can I tell you that God has not forgotten about you?
I must tell you that though you feel like He is far away, He is not. These are the top things you can do when you feel like God has forgotten about you.
- Read your Bible. It seems like a no brainer thing to say but it is a good idea to get into the Word. If this is not a habit of yours, start with Psalms or John. Just read.
- Find out what God really thinks about you. Check out these scriptures and you’ll see that God has not forgotten about you. Memorize them.
- Worship. Turn off the rap, hip-hop, country, or whatever music you listen to and instead, turn on praise and worship music. Amazon, Spotify, or YouTube all have stations you can listen to that will fill the air with music that combats the negativity that is filling your soul.
- Call a friend and ask them to pray for you. I find it can be very therapeutic to call a praying friend, confess your negative thoughts to them, and ask them to pray over you right then and there.
- Pray the Lord’s Prayer. This might seem silly to some seasoned praying people, but it really works. Jesus taught us to pray and we should follow His example.
- Go for a walk and begin to thank God for everything that he has created. This is what I will say, “OK, God, I need to hear from you. Show me that you are near.” And then I begin to thank him for the trees, birds, squirrels, rocks, and even the bugs. I tell him that the green grass He created is beautiful. The point is to get your mind off of your pain and put it in a state of gratitude.
- Write in your journal. If you don’t have one, get one. Get a journal where you can begin to write down those things you are thankful for. I find this one to be tough sometimes. On those days, I write something like, “thank you God for the car in the garage. Thank you for the garage that keeps me dry when I’m bringing groceries in. Thank you, God, for the dry roof over my head and warm blankets on my bed.” The idea is to acknowledge God as your provider.
- Be honest with yourself. Sit down and think about how you may have distanced yourself from God. He will never leave you nor forsake you. What did you do? It may not have been a blatant outright sin, rather the busyness of life may have your attention.
- Go to church. Maybe you go every week, only on Christmas and Easter, or perhaps you’ve never gone. I encourage you to seek out a Bible-preaching church and get around others who have been where you are. I guarantee that those people do not have it all together either. Life is better when it’s shared – even the bad stuff.
- And finally, in my opinion, THE BEST thing that you can do when you feel like God has forgotten about you is to simply tell Him. Do you think that God doesn’t know how you are feeling right now? You are crazy. He knows. God has big shoulders. Tell him that you are mad at him, sad in life, or lost. Yell, cry, or ask why. God knows. Maybe all he wants you to do is to come to Him with your thoughts and feelings. You can’t hide your anger from God. Do you think you will knock Him off of His throne by telling him how you feel? Umm, NO, you won’t.
He is your Father and He is waiting.
There you have it, the top ten things you can do when you feel like God has forgotten about you.
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