Hi brothers I would just like to start by praising all you great people who seek to help and use the glory of god to make people understand the word the lord teaches! Personally for me right now though, I have been a christian for about a year and a half to 2 years and have never doubted that he is there.
But lately with unbelievers continually telling me he is not true and saying things like "go on then if he is true tell me why there is all this suffering in the world" and i had no answer to him because i dont really understand it myself I did answer by saying "you haven't read the bible have you, it says it will be like this before jesus comes back from heaven"
but as you can tell he was having none of it! and wanted an answer as to why god would let people suffer across the world. With me not being able to give him a good answer i felt as though i had let the lord down and i should have came up with a proper answer to make him think twice about his unbelief but i couldnt
That is just a bit of what is getting me down, also lately i have just started to doubt things in life, like i will think about all the other religions and think well maybe in the end all the religions are false??
I know i should not think that but because i am struggling at the moment in life i sometimes doubt god is in me and still has me in the book of eternal life Sometimes i get depressed about things, not suicidal! no way, but just really sad and upset and thinking i'm doomed, i dont know why my faith is going but it is and i keep trying to resurrect it and it just goes downhill again.
Also when i do get depressed and feeling low, i ask the lord to help me, and i believe he does help me, but i ask for my depression to be taken away and it never seems to be taken away and i dont know why and its hard for me to take sometimes! i mean by heart im an optimistic happy person but when i get weighed down by all the evil in this world it just depresses me!
I need help and guidance and i know you guys can answer my questions, for you know more about it better than i do! i still sometimes find it hard to understand what the bible is telling me, therefor i struggle to know what the answers to these questions are
Thank you for reading this its very much appreciated and i hope you will be able to help me in some way! take care brothers, god bless.