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Why does God desert those who used to have faith? I have lost my wife, kids and God in 10 months. How could he stay silent and offer no reason? No father would do this to a child!

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Thank you for sharing your situation. I am so sorry to hear of your hard times.

Without knowing more about your situation it is hard to comment. However, please know that your situation matters to God. I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, but the Bible assures us that God doesn't desert those who trust in Him. He promises to never leave His people. Consider these verses:

Be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So we can confidently say,
 "The Lord is my helper;
 I will not fear;
what can man do to me" (Hebrews 13:5-6).

I wonder if you realise truly what God has done for you? He sacrificed His Fatherly love by sending His only Son to die for us so we never have to be separated from Him. You say that no father would do that to their child...but God did do that to His Son. Jesus died and was separated from God His Father so that we never have to be!

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him" (John 3:16-17)

Cast all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7)

In summary, we are sorry to hear of your hard times, but God has not abandoned you. Rather, cast your concerns onto Jesus, ask for His help. Pray to God that He would show you a way out. We do not believe that God has been silent to you, perhaps only teaching you something, but you should also remember that God Himself knows what it is like to lose a loved one; His own Son who died for us.

I hope this answer helps you to find peace with God through Jesus Christ. If you want to know more about what Jesus has done for you please watch the video on the main part of our site: Watch the video

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*All Scripture references are taken From The English Standard Version of the Holy Bible unless stated otherwise

*If anything in this answer affects you directly, then please feel free to call our confidential prayer line in the UK on 0845 4567729, where trained Christian volunteers will take your call and pray both for you and with you. If you are outside of the UK then you may submit your request for prayer on line at www.ucb.co.uk/prayerline


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