Have you been through something that shook the very core of who you are yet not a single person around you could understand. So you played the role. Smiled to be polite, and cried a river inside. Continued attending the small group meetings during the day and couldn't sleep at night. Ultimately, we all feel like this at some point and the worst part is no one understands. No one can comprehend the pain, the loneliness, the void, the fear.
David felt this. He said "This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles." Psalms 34:6.
David cried out, he screamed, he pleaded, he in desperation did the only thing left to do. He cried out to the Lord. He knew no one around him would understand or could even help. His heart was in ragging pain and yet there was something he could do.
Cry out to God. He hears, He understands. Only He can know your pain, and save you from ALL your troubles. The bibles doesn't exclude a single thing. That means anything you have going on, anything you're facing and going through. He can save you.
Chances are you are among the massive majority of Christians who rarely or never fast. It’s not because we haven’t read our Bibles or sat under faithful preaching or heard about the power of fasting, or even that we don’t genuinely want to do it. We just never actually get around to putting down the fork.
Did you know that almost six out of ten teens leave the church at some point? Nearly 60% of high school students who grow up going to church will close the doors to a Christian life. And usually, they don't come back (survey by the Barna Group). "Because of people breaking the laws and sin being everywhere, the love in the hearts of many people will become cold." Matthew 24:12