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I feel empty, unfulfilled and unhappy. I feel lost in this sinful and evil world. Can God help me be happy and complete?

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Thank you so much for your question. I am sorry to hear that you feel empty and unfulfilled. Many people feel the same as you and you are not alone in this. God made us to know Him and to do His will. Until we know Him, we can't find the purpose for which we were made.

Secondly, you are correct to notice that this world is sinful. It was made good by God and has many beautiful things in it, but it has been spoiled by sin and our rebellion against God.

You say that you feel broken. This is a very painful place to be in, but in a way it is a good place, because only when we know that we are broken can we can allow God to mend us and give us forgiveness, peace and purpose. He certainly can help you to be happy and complete. In fact, He is the only one who can do so.

There is a lot of evil in the world, but the most important thing for each person to do is to face the evil in our own hearts.

All have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:16).

This means that we all fall short of God's perfect goodness. But, because He loves us, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us. He took the punishment that we deserve.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God (1 Peter 3:18).

We can have peace with God. When we tell God that we are sorry that we have sinned, we can be forgiven because of Jesus. We simply need to believe in Him. The Bible says that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved (Acts 2:21).

If you come to God in this way, He will come to you, too. Jesus gave a wonderful promise: that He will come into your life and into you, and will be your friend forever. He will guide you and help you and you will find out what He created you for.

Grace, mercy, and peace will be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. (2 John 1:3)

In summary, this world was made good by God but is now fallen and filled with sin. Our feelings of loneliness and emptiness are because we are disconnected from God. Jesus, God's Son came to earth and died on the cross so that we can be reconnected with Almighty God. I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour today.

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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