reply to post by AidanK
Unfortunately you are in a religion but have no relationship with God. if you did, you could face anything and not have it shake your faith. What has
this mortal body got to do with your spirit other than a temporary container?
If you read the Bible your faith is based on you would know. You do read it I assume?
If you are losing your religion that is good because Jesus hates religion. Religion doens't have much to do with faith in it's purist form and your
post shows this clearly.
Look, I'm not trying to be harsh but wake up a little, read the word and realize that your suffering is laughable compared to many who have sufferred
for Christ. Have you ever suffered for proclaiming Christ? No! Some waited 40 years ebfore having prayers answered. Are you asking for things for
yourself or for others? Are they things that have already been answered. The Bible teaches to declare what you have, The mouth releases God
You ask God for things when his word teaches you already have it. Christ died to conquer all. When the disciples were with him he called them, at best
- friends. Once he rose again and a firstborn son, Christ called us brothers. That means (along with heaps more you can read for yourself) that you
are a son of God in the spirit, your just not the firstborn that has all the rights of a firstborn but a 'son' of God none the less (your reddemed
spoirit of course, not your sinful body) and that spirit will live forever and you will recieve a new perfect body, one like Christ had when he rose
again and could eat fish but go through walls. We aren't there yet, but we are of the saem spirit meantime and have to live this life out with the
body we have and all it's difficulties. Therefore, we are sons, we do not live in this world for this world, or let any of it affect us for we are
not of this world.
What's pain, what is loss, what is death compaerd to what we have? Nothing. I fear nothing because I know who I am. You need to do the same.
I suggest, you read your Bible and learn what it says about the real you or go to a church where they teach the word and how to live it out and begin
to live the life you were put on earth here for. You weren't put here for yourself, so you need to find your purpose. Die empty of purpose, not die
full of unfulfilled purpose, God doesn't want you back full, he wants you back empty.
Do this seriously as many are called but few are chosen. If you don't know who your are in God - maybe your not in him at all, in which case, the way
you feel means you have a problem and it has nothing to do with your church.... what it means is you have never really met Christ and if you don't,
the life after this one will hold 10,000x more of what you feel now as there will be no chance of redemption.