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How can I get over my discouragement and bitterness because of a physical disability?
There are certainly no easy answers to such problems. However, you can be sure that God, in His ultimate purpose, desires to bring about in you the greatest good ...
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I see no hope for the circumstances in our nation. How can I even begin to pray?
We often face problems so complex that there is no apparent solution. Billy Graham has said, "I find that the Lord never allows a problem for which He does not provide an answer."
Do you think there is any hope for the future?
Billy Graham writes, "Never forget that even when the future is unclear, God is with us and helps us when we know Christ." Read his answer now!
I've prayed for over 30 years that my brother will come to Christ. Is he hopeless?
Billy Graham writes, "When we pray, we need to remember that God's ways and timing aren't always the same as ours. Don't stop praying for your brother."
As a social worker, I often deal with people's worst problems. How can I keep it from getting me down?
Billy Graham writes, "Believe that God has called you to this position. You aren't there by accident; God put you there for a purpose."
My family has written me off as a "black sheep." Has God written me off also?
Billy Graham writes, "No matter who we are or how old we are, or even what we have (or haven't) done, God still loves us and He yearns to welcome us home."
What good does it do to pray? In spite of all our prayers, things just seem to be getting worse, not better.
Billy Graham writes, "Although we may be unaware of it, God is at work behind the scenes, and He often works in response to our prayers."
I've been in and out of jail more times than I can remember (drugs, alcohol, things like that). Am I hopeless?
Billy Graham writes, "God loves you no matter what your past has been. He loves you so much that He sent His only Son into the world to die on the cross for you."
Why don't preachers talk more how we can use the good within us to create a better world?
Billy Graham writes, "Even our best efforts at peace often lead nowhere, and human history is littered with the wreckage of broken dreams and shattered promises. Why is this?"
I can't help worrying. The world is a pretty scary place, and a lot can happen. Am I wrong to be concerned?
Billy Graham writes, "The Bible tells us to trust God for the future. You see, when we allow worries to overwhelm us, we're actually saying to ourselves that God must not love us, and He must not be watching over us."
Does God ever give up on us?
Billy Graham writes, "The person who is in the most danger spiritually is the one who doesn't care about his or her spiritual state. Don't let that ever become true of you!"
All my friends think I have my life together. But down inside, I know I'm just a big fake. Can God do anything for me?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, God can do something for you—and He wants to, because He cares about you and He doesn't want you to go through life empty and without any real purpose."
I'd like to change my life for the better. I know I need God's help, but how do I get that?
Billy Graham writes, "The first step is to realize that God wants your life to be better! He doesn't want you to be stuck in sin and failure any longer, but He wants to give you a new life—and the reason is because He loves you."
My nephew is in prison for life, and it's really been a blow to my brother and his wife. I'd like to encourage them but I don't know what to say.
Billy Graham writes, "No matter what happens to us, God still cares about us, and He is still able to give us hope—and that's the most important message you can give to your brother and his wife."
Is it wrong to have questions about God? I am a Christian, but sometimes things happen to me that make me doubt my faith.
Billy Graham writes, "God wants us to trust Him completely and totally—and when we doubt, we aren't trusting Him as we should. At the same time, God understands our doubts, and the most important thing I can tell you is that He wants to take them away and increase our faith."
I know as a Christian I shouldn't fear death, but I do. I just can't get these fears out of my mind. What is wrong with me?
Billy Graham writes, "There may be some hidden reasons for your fears (such as a childhood experience with illness or death that frightened you). But no matter what the reason is, let me assure you that God loves you, and He wants to take away your fears."
It's been more than a year since I've had a job. I feel so useless and hopeless. Maybe you can give me some encouragement.
Billy Graham writes, "The most encouraging thing I can tell you is that God has not forgotten you. He knows all about you, and He cares about you and wants to help you."
I've had to stop working because of my cerebral palsy. I used to be very active in my church, but now it's all I can do just to show up. Why did God do this to me?
Billy Graham writes, "No, you may not be able to do everything you once did. But listen: God isn't only interested in what we do; He also is concerned about what we are."
This has been a very bad year for me. Can you give me any hope for the future?
Billy Graham writes, "One of the Bible's greatest truths is that God knows all about us, and no matter what we have done or what has happened to us in the past, our lives can be different if we will only let Him take control."
Do you think there's any hope for a better world? It seems like no matter what we do the world just gets worse and worse.
Billy Graham writes, "If our hearts weren't filled with greed and anger and lust and selfishness, our conflicts would vanish and our wars would cease."