I'm having trouble with my faith... Any suggestions?

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John Profile
John answered
Do what the bible says,read it,pray,associate with others in the church.talk to others your age that are in the church.learn that faith is hope and hope is placed in God and he will never let you down or leave you.oddly enough God put this in writing 2000 plus years ago in a chapter of the bible called -guess what-lamentations-which is what you are doing -lamenting about your lack of faith right now. Read the book of lamentations chapter 3 verses say 23 down to where it says your hope is placed in the lord. (I think this will show you God thought about this at the beginning ) the wild thing is he knew you would need this word on this day before you even got to this point in your faith,knowing you would need to read it in his own words in the bible. Just shows God has everything covered in the bible if you know where to look.
thanked the writer.
John
John commented
I did not know the exact verses ,but i knew God is our shield,buckler,maker of ways and i rememebered he is who we place our faith in. : ) when he makes a promise he never fails to keep it.
max atwood Profile
max atwood answered
Losing faith is part of religion, I'm a proud atheist but I know that according to your bible your god tests the faith of his followers sometimes through trials but it seems more often he tests through much more subtle things, sometimes the test can be just losing faith for a reason that is unclear to you, that is most often the hardest trail of all.
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Selie Visa answered
Psalm 69:29 I am in pain and distress; may your salvation, O God, protect me.

This verse shows David lamenting in sorrow and anguish. But he knows that the Lord extends complete protection of his people, both body and soul.

God is faithful and keep His promises. No matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20). Be confident and stand firm on the promise that "He will never forsake you".

2 Corinthians 12:10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

In the distress inflicted at various times by his ailment, God promised that Paul would never lack sufficient grace to overcome it. The grace of Christ finds its full scope and strength only in human weakness--- the greater the Christian's acknowledged weakness, the more evident Christ's enabling strength.
Read the Bible and keep praying for help, strength, wisdom, understanding and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Tell Jesus every problem you may have for He is the best friend you can ever find.

Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Sarah Johnson Profile
Sarah Johnson answered
Perhaps you should spend some time in prayer asking God that question. He is after all the other one in the relationship. If you're having relationship problems you work with the other person, talking to everyone else around you can only help the relationship to a point, can't actually fix it. Good luck!
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I was raised Anglican (church of England). I was confirmed at about 12 and was basically a good christian boy. Our church was a small rural one and very conservative.

I joined the Anglican youth group at our church which consisted of the teens of the congregation. However I am a person who likes to know-everything. Also I tend to question everything. I enjoy discussing almost any topic. In the church youth group I constantly asked questions. Sometimes they were controversial.

This was not appreciated by the powers that be. One day the minster called me aside and told me not to question the churches dogma. Things were as they were and questions could raise doubt which no one wanted. At the time I said nothing , but I went home and thought it through for quite some time. I finally decided that there must be, in my opinion, be something wrong if open discussion was forbidden.

I left the church and never looked back. However I continued to think about, question and discuss religion. As I grew so did my views. Ultimately I considered myself not a christian. I believe in no organized religion. Their dogma and so called holy books were a crutch for those that needed them. If that is what you believe/want to believe that is fine. For you but not me. 

I was/am  spiritual and believe in god. God who created everything. Never the god depicted in religious scriptures of any kind. To me it is obvious that only god could have created the complicated systems in all their minute detail we can observe. However I still thought and questioned. One day I was considering god and what he had to be to have created everything. How much greater must that intellect be than mine. I was trying to find a comparison. This is what i came up with.

Imagine yourself standing in the middle of the Sahara desert. Reach down and pick up a single grain of sand. It will take some time to brush off the end of  your finger until only one grain of sand remains.

Hold up your finger until you can see this tiny grain. This, I thought represents my intellect. If I looked around at the rest of this vast desert the rest of the grains of sand represented god's intellect. How could my minuscule mind even begin to understand/comprehend the mind the rest of the desert represented. I couldn't. I would never be able to.

So I stopped trying. When I stopped trying to understand god but just accepted, everything was ok. I just stopped trying to understand that which was/is understandable and I am satisfied with this answer. Should you ask I can show you god just look around who else could create such a marvelous system of life?

Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
This happens and its said that it is in the time that God is with you the most and when you should believe in your faith the most.  Humans wain at times in their belief in God, kinda like a test of Gods true love for us, but God comes thru if we only believe when times are at their worst, so believe for God is carrying you thgru this time and has not abandoned you

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