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Im 17 and I recently turned my life over to God. I have addiction that has made me sick, and the Doctors can't help me, I just don't know what to do anymore. I don't know if its wrong that I turned my life around just because I am afraid of dieng, but its what I did. I pray when I wake up, then again before I go to sleep. I Read and study the Bible, I also listen to Christan music everyday.,I just Want some advice on how to increase my faith and keep hope, because I don't want to lose faith. Their is nothing I want more in this world than to spend eternity in heaven with God. Ive praid everyday for guidance, and I know the Bible says to be patient and wait on the lord, but I am just so lost. Is it too late for me to turn my life around ?, am I wrong for changing my life just because i'm afraid of dyeing ? Is it too late for me ?

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Mind if I ask what the addiction & sickness is? 

Of course

Brother of Christ it is never too late. I am in the same spot as you are.I have an addiction as well, I am 27 so you have a ten year head start on me. I found this site when I googled God help me...Her are some passages that may help that our Sister Bev prayed for me and they helped me. I hope they do the same for you Brother.

I pray that God will give you some relief; but in the meantime will give you a peace that only He can give. I pray you will be strengthened and encouraged thru the scriptures 

Proverbs 18:10

10 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower;
    the righteous run to it and are safe.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

Psalm 46:1-3

1 God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.

He will never leave or forsake you 

Deuteronomy 31:6

6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsakeyou.”

You are in my prayers
I know your see struggling as am i..Tonight my wife and I had another spat and I am spending my evening drinking away my sorrows, in a tent on the side of an abandoned house, yet still I'm an praising the Lord and asking him to show me the way. I don't know what to do
Thank you
Don't lose hope Roger. God will help you, like the song says"God will make a way if there seems to be no way, he make a way we cannot see" Just have faith in God full faith.

Hi Rjay,

Welcome to AAG.  You're asking for advice on how to increase your faith and keep hope because you don't want to lose faith.  I've learned in my own life that when I am going thru the most difficult trials, those are the times that I know of God's faithfulness and goodness the most.  Of course HE's always faithful and good... but it's during the trials when I am seeking Him the hardest that I become absolutely unwaveringly convinced that He is with me all the time.

The best way to increase your faith is to continue to study God's Word, participate in fellowship and pray.  In these delicate days (you speak of an addiction?) it is important to be very careful what and whom you allow into your life.  Sometimes God leads us to move away from certain seemingly harmless things or people during the times that we need to be seeking Him intently.  If there is anything like that in your life (seemingly harmless) and the Lord wants you to move away from it, I believe He will make it known to you.  Be obedient when He does. I'm not talking about responding to guilt or condemnation (There is no condemnation for those who are In Christ)...I'm talking about being obedient to the leading of The Holy Spirit as He always wants what's best for us.  This sounds like it may be a time of healing for you, and the Holy Spirit will lead you to do the things which are best for you, each of our own part to play is to be obedient.

I don't think it really matters what the addiction is...I don't think it's necessary for you to share that information.  What does matter is that you rest in the knowledge and confident assurance that God loves you, and He is always with you.

Romans 8 is a great comfort to me, and perhaps it will be to you also.  It is so rich with God's Love, Grace, Reassurance, Encouragement and the Future Glory that is promised to us.

Romans 8 New Living Translation (NLT)

Life in the Spirit

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power[a] of the life-giving Spirit has freed you[b] from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature.[c] So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.

Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.

But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.) 10 And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life[d] because you have been made right with God. 11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

12 Therefore, dear brothers and sisters,[e] you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. 13 For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature,[f] you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children[g] of God.

15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.[h] Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”[i] 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. 17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

The Future Glory

18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. 19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. 20 Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, 21 the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. 22 For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children,[j] including the new bodies he has promised us. 24 We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope[k] for it. 25 But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)

26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. 27 And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers[l] in harmony with God’s own will. 28 And we know that God causes everything to work together[m] for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn[n] among many brothers and sisters. 30 And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.

Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[o]) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[p] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

You're welcome.

I admire your courage to turn to Jesus as a young person and to desire to learn what it means to follow Him and live for Him.  You will be a great inspiration to other young people as you stay on God's path set for you.  God is giving you a great testimony for your good and His Glory. 

Are you okay now brother?

My sweet dear friend Ribbon sent this to me not too long ago.....I watched it a few years ago, but had forgotten about it.  So thank you for posting this again, it will never lose its value, and it will never age.  Blessings and Thank You!

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