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Dear Outcast,
Lord, I ask in Jesus Name that you protect Outcast from this attack from the enemy. I ask for peace in all the areas of her life that are in such a mess. Lord, please give her direction and especially Christian friends who will love her and help her and encourage her to fight in the faith during this hard time. Reasure her that you LOVE her and have not left. Lord, take away the spirit of depression off her and clear her mind. Thank you, Father, for taking care of Outcast and changing her name to BELOVED.
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In our lives there are good and bad times. God has a plan for our life, and we don't always understand or see where things are going to go. Gods says to walk by faith and not by sight. The experiences we have may have a special purpose down the road in our life. I can testify that He works in mysterious ways. God only wants you to love and trust in Him, do not foresake God because He will not foresake you. Talk to God and tell Him everything you are feeling, He will hear you. I can understand where you are coming from because I had some of the same feeings when I was younger. Have faith and with God there is nothing you can not overcome.There is nothing wrong with the Gothic look, God cares about what is inside your heart than the outside. I think some people streotype the Gothic look. My prayers are with you, God bless you
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[quote= Also God will never put us up against stuuf that we can't handle with his help. [/QUOTE]
I don't believe God puts all "bad" situations before us. But, I do believe He will use the bad situations for a better purpose. I use to pray for what "I" wanted. I would get angry and frustrated if I didn't get it. (be it weight loss, better health, more friends...) Sometimes, I would get EXACTLY what I asked for just to find it wasn't good for me. I stopped praying for my wants and started praying for what He (God) wants for me. I also pray for Him to use the "bad" things in my life for good. To use me as a tool, work through me. I still get angry, sad and depressed, but the way I think about it makes me feel better (sometimes a lot, sometimes a little). I also think about is Jesus and the suffering he went through, but he stayed his course. My mother has unbelievable "bad luck" yet she keeps going and her faith is always with her, sometimes a little stronger than others, but it is there. Maybe that is how he is using her "bad" as a "good". I know in my heart, when I think about my life and the terrible things that are behind me and the days that are still tough, if getting through it has been help to at least one other person, than it is all worth it. IT DOESN'T MEAN IT ISN'T STILL HARD, IT IS, BUT IT IS A LITTLE EASIER. I also know, I can get through this life and try to see all the beauty that is in it and in me and when it is my time to go, I will have ETERNITY of happiness.
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I didn't read through everyone's posts, so this might be redundant, but here are some verses that talk about hard times.

"I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us" -Romans 8:18

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him" Romans 8:28 (This means that even when you are going through hard times, God will use those hard times to make you stronger or to teach you a lesson or to show you his love when you are sad. no matter what, he uses suffering for good, just let him)

"Therefore we do not lose haert. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is trmporary, but what is unseen is eternal" -2 Corinthians 4:16-18

"[The Lord] said to me, 'Mygrace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more galdly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong" -2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Another thing to remember is the story of Job. Job had everything. He had a beautiful house, wonderful family, great friends, and he was completely faithful to God. But he lost everything he had in one day. He hated his life and could not understand why God would do this to him. But once he began to trust God even in his hardship, God blessed him beyond what he had had in the first part of his life. I really encourage you to read the book of Job in the Bible, because you will be able to relate to how Job felt, and you will also see what God said to Job. Just remember that God never lets bad things happen just for the sake of them happening. He lets them happen for a purpose, that good might come from them . Just trust in the Lord. He loves you more that you can comprehend.
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Again, only my view, from my experience!! Like a parent will not give a child all he wants because it could be harmfull to the child, so God will not just grant our every wish!! He is not a vending machine where you can put money in and out comes whatever you want!! God knows what is good for us and what not... yes, we do throw tantrums, like kids, for not always getting what we want..but being God, He still loves us unconditionally... it says in the Bible that is is impossible for God to do anything wrong! Ask King David about being at war with God.... and he was "a man of God..." After my wars with God I felt really guilty and embarrassed.... but you know what, every time He was waiting for me with outstreched arms and a warm and kind smile... no questions asked.... just forgiveness!!! I still war sometimes.....
The other thing I have learned is that, down in the dregs of earth..... there where the manure is...... that is where one must be to ensure growth! We need the manure to grow and to have new sprouts!!!
Never forget... God is also a gardener.... and He uses our choices as shovels, picks, pruning shears... etc... (He sometimes even uses satan to weed His rose garden...)If we make a wrong choice He can take it away in a flash... BUT He sometimes sits on his hands and watches how our "choice" prunes us... and that hurts you know.... cutting away the dead wood, ripping off the fruitless branches, getting rid of all everything which keeps us from maturing spitritually.... This is the proccess of growth my dear... Nobody said when you are a Christian you will have an easy life with everything your heart desires!!!!
TRUTH: When you accept Christ as your saviour you will receive the GIFT of Forgiveness, Redemption and Salvation FREE OF CHARGE!!!!! Now go an try to live your life JUST LIKE JESUS!!! Take small steps and take it day by day and one day you will stand amazed of what you have achieved with the guidance and assistance of JESUS!

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God lets us go through trials and tribulations in our lives. He does this to test us. To see if we're going to be obedient. He shows Himself strong if we're obedient. And even if we aren't obedient, He shows Himself strong anyways. But an awesome thing i just heard on the radio is this. The devil has no power whatsoever. He has to ask God to do anything. So whenever God let's us go through these trials, He is just wanting us to come back to Him. God Bless
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Do not blame your problems on God. He didnt cause you to mess up. He is there for you. When my grandmother died I blamed God for it, and I was depressed and I struggled through everything, but I learned you have to TRUST God. Always remember the price he paid for you.
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Originally Posted by CaDan
After a quick Bible search (I love having a Bible on my laptop!), it looks like God only laughs at people who think they can hurt Her or bring Her down. I don't think that is you.
After reading this I looked in your profile, and all I can say is;






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Originally Posted by ~theoutcast~
I'm still kinda a Christian but I'm so close to not believing in god anymore. my life is falling apart before my eyes. they are so many things wrong. I'm close to hating god. I have no friends, I'm becoming gothic (is that wrong?), I can't loose weight, I have depression, god is laughing at me and I know it. this almighty powerful being that could make things for me better in an instant if he wanted to but decides to let me suffer. I have a question. why should I continue to be a christian if god is this cold? thanx
The laughter you hear is coming from Satan not God,he has you right were he wants you.Turn from God and that laughter will become hysterical because he will have deceived you and taken your soul to boot.

Here is my advice,

1 Pray and read chapter in the Bible daily.

2 if you want to make friends be friendly,as lonely as you may be there are others worse off.If you know someone like that try to be their friend.

3 Losing weight is hard work,I know I went from a tight 40 waist to a loose 34.It is very hard and takes discipline but it can be done,are you willing to do the work.

4 Get out and start doing things for others,do at least one good thing to help someone else every day.Helping others is the best way to help ourselves.

Your life is at a crossroads,we have free will.you can either choose to live for God and work to make your life
better or expect that laughter to get ever louder.
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