Why Do I Sometimes Feel Like God Has Forgotten Me?

Episode 522 Show Notes 

From the Show

God has not forgotten you, and God—through his Son Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit—is with you. Now, you might feel like a misfit, but here’s the reality: the church is for people who don’t feel like they fit in.

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. Do we have to confess our sin to the person we sinned against to be forgiven, even if we have confessed it to God repeatedly and asked for forgiveness?

2. I have a question about Matthew 7:13–14. It talks about “the way that is broad leads to destruction.” What does that word destruction mean in the original language, because we think of it as being completely destroyed, nothing left? 

3. Growing up, I never fit in with people my age. This remains true. I’ve always fit in better with older adults, but they don’t share my struggles. I feel invisible in the church and in the world. I don’t know why I’m here and why the only things I’m successful at are being alone and a failure. Every step I take forward doesn’t seem to matter or pushes me back a mile. Is God punishing me? Is everything I’m constantly going through because of some sin I or my family has committed? If I’m not being punished, then why is my life miserable? I know I’m a sinner, and God is just, but there has to be more to life than this. What is God asking from me? Am I asking too much by wanting the basic happiness that everyone else my age has instead of being forgotten?

Resources

A Place for Weakness: Preparing Yourself for Suffering by Michael Horton

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