I am a believer in God as i have had other challenges in my life besides acne that God has seen me through (including one suicide attempt). With that said, i do question him alot, especially during difficult times likes these. I have come to realize though that God is like a parent, he guides us and dotes on us but doesn't necessarily give us what we need. He may not deliver us from the bad times but i know he helps get us through them. He's one of the reason i haven't given up fighting this disease as well as depression
Just curious, what are your thoughts on God not helping some and giving them perfectly normal lifes and giving others perfectly normal lifes? I to have thought about suicide after half a decade of going through this curse but i simply can not see why their is absolutely no response from God while many other kids are out their disobeying his "10 Commandments" by adultering, disrespecting parents, killing, stealing, worshiping other Gods etc...... and yet they seem to be living normal healthy lives.
I really dislike the "They will get it in hell" answer to this question also. Not as much as I dislike the "It's in his divine plan" excuse though.
Answer me this, if you have had acne non stop for 10 years would you still believe in God? What about 25 years?
I can't give you a definitive answer as i don't know why certain people glide through life while others struggle. Why was Nelson Mandela imprisoned for so long? Why did MLK get assassinated? Why do kids die? The world is an unfair place and sometimes bad things happen to very good people. It think God wants to strengthen us through these experiences and i'm sure many of us are more COMPASSIONATE and LOVING people due to our acne. We are the first to welcome a new friend and we tend to be the least judgemental. I am not going to say that it is his divine plan but i will say that he knows the ending to our story, one that we don't. And the fact that we have found our way to this support board, made some good connections and are leaning on each other is attestment that even though we feel abandoned, he has provided us the means to grovel through.
Just my humble opinion guy.
BTW, if you ever need to talk feel free to PM me.