Nowhere in the Bible does God make it easier for people, and nowhere does it say that the road ahead of you is going to be easy. When times get tough though, with faith the one thing you know for sure is that God will always be there for you no matter what, and His love for you is unchanging and never ending. If times in life get hard those are the times to run to God, that is definitely not the time to run away. If my friend came to me and said he doesn’t believe in a God of love anymore, I would say to him that he never really knew God then (1 John 4:8). When you give your life to God and truly fall in love with Him you know without a doubt that God is a God of love. I would lead my friend to scripture at this point, because there is no better way to see His true character than through reading scripture. A perfect verse to read when my friend is doubting the love of God would be Romans 8:37-39. My friend never truly knew who God is because there is nothing in all creation that will ever separate from the love of God. Depending on the personality and character of my friend I would invite them to church, and I would want to start spending time with him in scripture so we could read and pray together. I think prayer is the most powerful thing, and if my friend was really doubting the love of God, I would just want him to pray and pray hard, and listen and feel the love that God has for him and his mom.
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