5 Signs God Hasn’t Stopped Loving You

You feel like God doesn’t care about you – or maybe even hates you – but deep down you hope you’re wrong. These signs God hasn’t stopped loving you will help you see Him more clearly. You’ll see the truth about about His feelings for you, and you might even find new ways to relate to Him.

“Nobody loves me, not even God,” says Petra on What to Remember When You Feel Like No One Cares. “I have been down and feeling like no one cares about me. All my life I felt like I am nothing and nobody wants me. Reading your stories helped me see we all have a story and we all sometimes feel like God doesn’t care. I just want someone to love me. I want to matter to someone. I want to be important to someone. Right now it seems that God doesn’t love me and doesn’t want anyone else to love me.”

Maybe you feel like God doesn’t care about you anymore – or that He never loved you. Maybe you’ve been sad, lonely or depressed for months. Maybe you’re tired of constantly dealing with loss, disappointment, and heartache. You think God doesn’t care about you anymore. You really think He stopped loving you…or that God never loved you at all.

I don’t know how you feel or what you’re going through, but I remember feeling like God didn’t care about me. I never thought He hated me or wanted to punish me. I just thought God didn’t care. I didn’t think I mattered to Him.

But then I learned more about God’s nature. I spent time getting to know who Jesus really was. That changed everything! I realized that even if God doesn’t show His love the way I expect, it doesn’t mean He doesn’t love me. It just means He shows His love in ways I don’t or can’t understand.

If we understood God, He wouldn’t be God. One thing we know for sure, though: He has not stopped loving us. No matter what we’re going through, we know He cares.

5 Signs God Still Loves You

It’s important to talk through your thoughts and feelings. If you can’t talk to God, feel free to share with me. Your thoughts – big and little – are welcome below! I’d love to hear why you think God doesn’t care. Writing about your feelings can help you figure out what you really feel and think. Writing slows your mind and helps you focus.

1. You’re dealing with problems other people have faced

5 Signs God Stopped Loving You She BlossomsIf your problems are absolutely unique and never experienced by any other human on the face of the earth, then maybe God doesn’t love you anymore. Maybe He gave you this specific problem because He doesn’t care if you live or die, succeed or fail, flourish or falter. Maybe God stopped loving you and just wants you to disappear.

What are you dealing with? What problems, feelings, thoughts and memories are making you feel like God stopped loving you? Write about them in your private journal or the comments section below. Do an internet search for them. Look in the Bible for the problems you’re facing. I will guarantee that you are not the first person to experience this problem — and you won’t be the last. The fact that your problems are not unique mean that God hasn’t given up on you yet.

2. You’re still thinking about God

One of the biggest signs God stopped loving you is His total absence from your mind, thoughts, heart, spirit, and soul. If He truly didn’t care about you, He wouldn’t be tugging on your feelings. If God didn’t love you He would be completely absent from your life. You wouldn’t feel sad or lonely because He wouldn’t be on your mind.

But you are thinking about God. Jesus is calling you. You are yearning for signs of His work and presence in your life, for His voice in your ear, for His Holy Spirit to heal and guide you. You feel like your grief never ends and you can’t reach out to God — just like King David did in the Psalms. You haven’t stopped thinking about God and wishing you could feel His love for one very big and important reason: He loves you deeply and wants to have a better relationship with you. The fact that you are thinking about God means that He cares about you. If He didn’t care, He’d let you go.

3. God is still blessing you with every breath you take

The third sign God doesn’t love you anymore is that He’s never given you anything. Not life, not a body, not a brain, not feet or ears or eyes or a heart that is still beating. If you’re dead and rotting away in your grave, then maybe God really did stop caring about you.

But you aren’t dead. You are alive and you have strong feelings about God. You believe certain things about Jesus and the Holy Spirit. You have received gifts and blessings that I know naught of — but you know some of them. You don’t know all of them; you don’t know what God has saved you from. You don’t have a clue how many ways He has blessed you, and how many times He has shown His love for you. The fact that you are alive and reading these words is a sign God cares about you.

4. You yearn for the love of Jesus

5 Signs God Stopped Loving You She BlossomsYou want God’s love. You wouldn’t be here on She Blossoms if you didn’t care about Him. You searched the internet for “God doesn’t love me” or even “God hates me.” Maybe you believe God stopped caring about you because you did something bad, hurt someone you love, or even stole a life, relationship, or possession. Maybe you were mean, hateful, or evil. Maybe you lied, cheated, and wrecked someone’s life. As a result you feel unworthy and unlovable…and you believe God could never forgive you.

The truth — which you desperately want to believe — is that God wants you back. The fact that you care about God enough to learn more about Him means that He does love you. You wouldn’t have found this article if God didn’t care about you! You’re reading these words for one reason: God loves you and wants you to come back to Him. You care that God doesn’t care…and this means that God really does care.

5. God won’t give you everything you want – He loves you too much

The fifth sign God doesn’t love you is that He gives you whatever you ask for. He answers every prayer with a “yes!” and smites every foe. He immediately grants the desires of your heart and the whims of your impulsive human nature — and this is a sign God doesn’t love you. He always says yes because He doesn’t care how you’re affected by getting everything you want. God indulges you like a spoiled little toddler who has never been taught, disciplined, or truly cared for.

God doesn’t give you everything you want, does He? Nope. He doesn’t give me everything I ask for, either. And this is a sign that He loves us more than we’ll ever know. The fact is that God knows things we don’t know about ourselves, others, and our lives.

When God says no to the desires of your heart it’s a sign He hasn’t stopped loving you. It proves He cares very much how your life is unfolding and what you need. God allows you to experience pain and grief and loss…but He hasn’t stopped loving you. Jesus knows exactly how you feel and what you’re thinking, and He died for you because He wants you to be free from these destructive thoughts. The Holy Spirit is here, waiting for you.

The truth is that God never stopped loving you. Jesus never moved away from you…you moved away from Him. And He wants you to move back, recommit your life, and rebuild your relationship with Him.

xo

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12 thoughts on “5 Signs God Hasn’t Stopped Loving You”

  1. Hi Laurie,
    About your article, 5 Signs God Hasn’t Stopped……
    First I would like to say that I do believe in God and Jesus.
    I’ll address each of the 5 Signs separately:
    #1 – You say that common problems are a sign that God still loves me. I could say that common problems means that God doesn’t care enough to set a specific problem. God can’t be bothered enough to care or love me, by being involved in my life.

    #2 – You say that God is making us think about Him to prove that He loves me. I say that God gave us free will, God doesn’t interfere with free will. If we think about God it is by our free will that we think about God. I walk past a church, and thus think about God. God doesn’t make us think about Him.

    #3 – Here you claim that God is responsible for me being alive. I say that as I shouldn’t exist according to the Bible. I was born out of a sinful act on my parents part, thus I am not part of God’s plan. Not being part of God’s plan means that God didn’t give me my life, my parents did. I don’t see God ignoring sin just so I could be born.

    #4 – I yearn for God’s love because of its absence in my life. You say that God wants a better relationship with me, what is stopping Him. A relationship requires communication, communication is a two way street. God only needs to speak up if He wants a relationship with me. Silence isn’t part of a relationship, but that is all I receive from God.

    #5 – God loves me by not giving me my hearts desire. What if God gives me nothing (within my comprehension). If a parent never talks to his/her child, that is considered neglect. Well God’s silence can be seen as neglect. Neglect doesn’t scream I love you.

    This is how people can take the same signs that you say means God still loves me, can also be seen as reasons why God doesn’t love or care about me.
    Sorry that I see a problem with your article. I just see the other side of this topic as I have never seen, heard, or felt anything that indicates I can still be, or ever was, loved by God. Thanks and keep up the good work. God Bless you.

  2. Your article is shallow. It repeats the same stupid assumptions that most Christians have about pain and problems. In months of searching online, I have never found anyone with my particular set of problems. Nor is life a blessing; it is a burden. I wish I had never been conceived. Nor is this about not getting a prayer answered–that is such an insult to people who are suffering, as if one is a child who didn’t get the toy or cookie they wanted. I was abducted at age three, raped and nearly killed, among much other abuse, neglect and criminal negligence as a child. I was driven into a mental breakdown, and have spent most of my life unemployed, unemployable, homeless off and on, and often hungry and sometimes literally starving. I am still not well at age 61, and God seems to be completely unaware of my issues. How can I feel that he loves me when he won’t even acknowledge my reality? All I got was a wave of rage from him when I reached out to him, as if I’m too awful for him, too broken or dirty for being a crime victim. I feel like he rejected me from the start. I can’t get help anywhere because church people are too sheltered and complacent. When I was sick, they didn’t visit me; when I was hungry, they didn’t feed me, etc. All I got were insults and dirty looks for being a poor and ragged girl. Perhaps God only loves those who are capable of doing his work on Earth, and has no use for the broken and shattered ones?

  3. Hi Krystal, I’ll start by saying that I know how you feel. You probably didn’t do anything to be punished for. Sometimes God seems like a dick. 40 years of unanswered prayers and silence is what I’ve got for believing in God/Jesus. Some people say they can hear God, but if your like me you probably haven’t ever heard God. I really don’t know what to say that will help, but realize that you aren’t alone in your struggle. Also remember that you are loved my sister in Jesus.
    God Bless You Krystal

    1. Thank you, Kenneth! You’re the first person to be really honest with me, and I really appreciate it! I needed to hear this because my so-called friends said that I must have done something really bad to deserve all this pain. I even had someone told me to “be positive” (like I haven’t heard that before). God bless you

  4. I feel like God has forsaken me and it must be divine punishment for the sins in my past. I asked Him to show me what I did wrong and He stays silent. What have I done to deserve the current emotional suffering?

  5. I suppose the problem with looking for signs God hasn’t stopped loving you is that anything can be interpreted in multiple ways. For instance, I was recently diagnosed with pericarditis and have a CT scan scheduled for Dec 24 at 5 pm (Christmas Eve!). I’ll be there for 2-3 hours. I’ll be going to the hospital by myself, and hopefully able to drive myself home. Is this proof God does or does not love me?

    But I don’t see the CT scan as a sign that God does or doesn’t love me…I see it as part of life. I don’t always feel God’s love or presence, but when I get quiet and still for more than five minutes I do feel a sense of Him.

    I’m learning not to rely on my feelings or even the events of life as proof of God’s love, or even of God. There is something deeper in me, a sense of presence or divine connection…that is what I take as proof God loves me.

    Maybe it’s not such a good idea to look for proof of God’s love. Maybe it’s better to just be open to seeing God in the sorrow and the joy, the bad and the good, the valleys and the mountaintops.

    I wrote this article to help people feel less alone, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. I wish I had more to offer but I don’t know what.
    What to Remember When You Feel Like No One Cares
    https://blossomtips.com/feeling-unwanted-no-one-cares/

    With love,
    Laurie

  6. And how are you supposed to feel when ALL you’ve really ever had was sorrow, loneliness, and pain? And no real hope for any happiness

  7. How can not helping me prove Gods love for me. Not helping me only condemns me to suffer more. Misery abounds in this existence ( not life ) and all I feel is hatred coming from God not love. You say to count your blessings, blessings are only blessings if they matter to you. You say being alive is a blessing, I believe that depends on having a life being worth living, otherwise life is the curse of mere existence. So what I’m saying is a blessing is not a blessing if it makes or leaves life unbearable. Thus my opinion that God not answering prayers means He doesn’t care. Thank you for letting me say this. So how can I get a blessing that will actually help me, because I have no such thing?

      1. This probably won’t help you, it’s not helping me a lot, but it is a little. To be a Christian you must give/put everything you are, want, need, have, or desire, including your God given free will and instinct for survival, in Jesus hand. Not worry about life. To come before Christ is to be completely broken, destitute of spirit, hopeless and humbled. So, I can conclude that God looks at us as wild animals to be broken like a horse. We all struggle to understand, only to fail miserably. I know I am. I still fear death but must accept that I may die before God ever gets around to me. This is where I struggle, not a patient person. I guess the question is would I die for Jesus, I would like to think I would,but am still afraid of death and Hell. Because I can’t understand God, His mind is beyond me. Our suffering is because Jesus suffered for us? Like I said still struggling. So basically give your self to Christ, be continually beat down and endure until Jesus decides to end the pain. I can’t say anymore so I pray that you find your peace. God Bless you Anthony

  8. Steven,
    You are in my prayers for God to bless you and bring joy to your heart and mind. My heart goes out to you. Serve God no matter what and he will take care of your needs. You are loved and you deserve the best of Gods love.

  9. Hi.i feel life does not matter no more to me I have no mom and father.no more I lost my brother and grandparents. And have no one to be with me.im a lone by my self.i have health problems. I feel like I have no one to share life with.i work work and can’t get no wares in life.i want to go home to heaven instead a being here to suffer. People only believe in one thing.money is the power here
    You are some one with money but you are crap with out it.people dont care its money and beautiful to be and be someone is want counts. I dont like it here no more.god please take me home.