Believe me, I completely understand how a Christian can turn away from Christ even after experiencing his presence and blessings. I can totally relate with wanting to have nothing to do with another preacher/church/prayer meeting for the rest of my natural life. Even after being in the ministry, (Preaching, teaching and reaching) for well over a decade, it would have been a cinch for me to just walk away from it all and not think twice. Then I realized (and so should you) I’m not doing this to be a “God of man,” but my purpose/desire was and still is to be a “Man of God.” At some point, I had to realize that I did my due diligence as a minister, even in the midst of corrupted good manner and secret sins (that still affected all of the body) in the church.
The bottom line: No matter what takes place in our lives as saints (once again, I walked in those shoes), whether it be perils or sins, these’s a statement that always reigns true, “God is not dead.” God is invisible, in that He doesn’t show himself in all of His glory to anyone, however, God is not invisible or dead when it comes to love, hope, salvation, renewal and restoration. You may be suffering from being hurt in a church and finding it difficult to truly forgive your accusers, it may even be to the point of giving up on self and God (which is exactly what the enemy of our soul wants). But this is the time when we must call upon our Lord and Savior to mend the broken heart, heal feelings of malice and resentment.
Being a Christian was never meant to be confusing, but challenging (which is needful for spiritual growth and longevity) and yet many of us have fallen in the day of adversity….because there was no brother or sister there in place to help. Why don’t you be that brother or sister! Oddly enough, behind the scenes, it’s the Christian who always seems to be the one in need of help (just keeping it real). 1 Cor. 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Important: We must remember Psalm 121:2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. I pray that this word fall not on deaf ears, but through the struggles that we face, the result will be as a refining of pure gold. Eat the word and pray the prayers of strengthening to reassure your calling and purpose in Christ. Note: nothing shall separate us from the Love of God, also remember that Jesus died for YOU (and that’s pretty personal)!