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My Purpose?
« on: February 24, 2008, 06:20:57 PM »

 Dear Ray,
> > I would say it is safe to say I have made knowing God my greatest
> obsession in life. I have studied many religions, but the only thing
> I know for sure is that there IS a God.
> Ray, I think you have done a great job writing about the scriptures.
> I help it make sense. My problem is a bit complex. I want a
> relationship with God. I want so much to be closer to God.
> In spite of my wanting and begging, I still have not reached a point
> in my life where I believe in X, Y or Z. I am totally confused. Even
> as compelling as your site is, I still doubt the Bible. This is no
> criticism of you. You have done a bang-up job.
> I beg God for a dream or to show me my purpose in this life.
> Something more than just being a guy that goes to work and supports
> his family. I have voluntarily offered to give God all I have just to
> have faith and a sense of direction. Sometimes I feel so hopeless,
> lost and empty. Sometimes I don't even want to live anymore although
> I would never commit suicide. I feel like I have been blessed with
> this wonderful life, but I am still not happy. That makes me feel
> guilt because I feel I am slapping God in the face by not being more
> appreciative. My only want in life is to know God. To have that
> peace which is faith and to truly believe.
> Is it selfish to want this? I love God, and I just want to know God
> and understand why I am here.
> Sorry for this gloomy e-mail. It is just how I feel. All I ask for
> is peace. At least peace in knowing where my faith lies and that the
> scriptures are in fact the absolute truth.
> Any suggestions?
> God Bless.
> Chris

Dear Chris:
Many people feel like you do, Chris, and I receive hundreds of emails stating the same. Actually there are many more thousands who read my site and feel the same but are ashamed to admit it in writing.  It is good to feel as you do for whatever period God deems necessary. Many ask me how to be a PERFECT servant of God, TODAY?  The answer is, God will bring you along and take you through the things that He has already foreknown for you from before the foundation of the world, and nothing you can do or think or say will change God's plan or hurry it up. Nobody wants to suffer in the flesh, not physically, financially, socially, mentally, morally, emotionally, or spiritually.  Yet it is God purpose for us to go through these things.  "...It is an experience of EVIL God has given to the sons of humanity to HUMBLE them by it"  (Ecc. 1:13, Concordant Old Testament Version).
God is with you Chris, even when you think that maybe He isn't.

Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

God be with you,

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