Dealing with despair

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  1. struggling

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    Sometimes the urge to despair in my faithlessness and unbelief overwhelms my logic and how I believe the truth.. I cry out to Jesus and say, "What have I done with my life??! I've ruined my Christian life! I've lost the race!" I tend to think I am in perdition, that I'm lost without hope.

    So I cry, "Jesus, please let me know if I have any hope or not!"

    Usually this state of mind does not assume I'm struggling in any sin(s). It can, but it's not true that every time this despair happens that I'm trying to keep a sin secret. Usually despair hits me when I'm perceiving God a certain way. I have actually asked God permission to pray to him and be able to call him my Father. That's how out of reality I get.

    Usually God answers, not when I think I really am sinking and need an answer, but gradually I find myself trusting him again out of the blue. I can then thank Jesus for showing his love for me by his work on the cross, and thank the Father for sending Jesus. Sometimes it just takes time and I'm alright again.
     
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    Been there. God's got you, and He'll never leave you or stop loving you no matter what.
     
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    We can have our moments down in a dark valley of despair, but if we keep looking up that light of Christ is always there and will lead us out of the valley. Despair is a mind game Satan loves to play with us at times when we are weak, but we know we will always have victory over him by that of the blood of Jesus that covers us.
     
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