How can I get God into my life? I pray almost every day. I cry to God, talk to God, and ask God, but for some reason I continue on this same wretched path and still have no peace. I think that my heart is in the right place. I’m always helping people however I can. I would give and have given anyone my last if they needed it. I have always felt so alone and so unwanted. I have stayed in relationships that were very abusive just so that I wouldn’t be alone again. I am a single mother with two children. My daughter is 5 and I try to teach her the best I can about Jesus, when I myself can’t seem to find him. I know that he is all I need, but I can’t find him. I hurt every day and began turning back to drugs to ease my pain. I have stopped once again, but no matter what I do…. the pain still stays and it just gets stronger every day. I have prayed for patience, guidance, wisdom and so much more. I also ask God to make me into the person that he wants me to be, I tell him that I am ready… ready to be his child…. but some reason here I still stand. The same person with the same pain. What am I doing wrong? I sincerely want Jesus in my life and to accept him as my Lord and my Savior. Please… can you help me get Jesus in my life? I want to know him, work for him, and feel his love.
Becoming a child of God is as easy as inviting Christ into your life and asking him to forgive you for your past sins. The Bible says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” - John 1:12. Once you’ve done that, you live for him because of what he’s done for you on the cross. The way you do that is by reading what he said in the Bible and doing what he said to do. His love for you is unconditional so if you ever feel unworthy there’s no reason to doubt his love.
Once you’ve given your life to Christ, start enjoying your relationship with Him. There’s no reason to doubt he’s listening to you when you pray. Concerning the pain you’re having, I’m sorry to hear about what you’ve been through. Healing takes time and your relationship with the Lord is key to your recovery. I recommend reading chapter 15 of the gospel of John. Here Jesus talks about our relationship with him and how we can enjoy it. I don’t know what kind of pain you’re experiencing, but I know the Lord will help you to heal. I will be praying for you.
Here’s a book I recommend about knowing God and having a relationship with Christ:
|Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
By Francis Chan with Danae Yankoski / David C. Cook
The God of the universe is crazy about you! His love is the most powerful thing in the world and He wants to give it to you, so you can live for Him. If you have made a commitment to follow Christ, then read Crazy Love to be reminded and challenged in your walk. Sharing from his own life struggles and sacrifices, author Francis Chan issues a call for selfless, Christ-like living. Let the love you have received from God impact your life like never before.