I want to believe in God but I don’t know how.

Sometimes the idea of God makes a lot of sense but all of the ramifications of believing in God are hard to swallow. If you find yourself wishing you could believe, you’re not alone. Consider praying a prayer like this:

God, I don’t know if you’re out there. I’m not sure how I feel about you if you are. But if you do exist I’d like to know more about you. Reveal yourself to me. Help me to find you.

It says very clearly in the Bible that those who seek God will find him. Ask God to reveal himself to you. Be honest about your reservations. God is not offended by questions or doubts.

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551 Responses to “I want to believe in God but I don’t know how.”

  • Tom Tom says:

    Sarah–
    I think it’s great that you’re interested in seeking God, finding out if you can believe in him and trust in him.

    Are there any questions in particular that you have? If so, we’d be happy to answer them.

    God has revealed himself to us already in four distinctive ways:
    1–In his creation. (Psalm 19:1 in the Bible.)As we look at the universe–everything from the stars in heavens to the tiniest bit of DNA in our bodies, we see the evidence of all things having been created. After all, nothing can exist unless someone created it. The complexity of things and how everything works so well together is evidence of a supreme creator, God.
    2–Our God-given consciences tell us that there is “something” or “someone” that brought things into existence and is watching over it today. The Bible tells us that, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)
    3–His Word, the Bible. The Bible is God’s revealed instruction book to us. It tells us where we came from and why we are here, it tells us why things are the way they are in the world, it explains why we are separated from God, and it explains how we can come to know him and live with him forever. It even tells us what’s going to happen in the end of times as we know them on earth. Hebrews 4:12 tells us, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
    4–Jesus Christ. Jesus was God’s Son–literally God in human form–who came to earth not only to show us the attributes of God in heaven, but how we should live. He also came so that if we believe and trust in him, we can be forgiven of all the things we’ve done against God and to live forever with him when we die.

    Do you have a Bible? If not, I’m sure one of your friends would let you borrow one. I suggest you begin your search by reading the gospel according to John. John was one of Jesus’ closest friends and followers and he specifically wrote his narrative of Jesus so that people could understand about him, who he was, and be able to believe in him.

    Again, if you have questions either now or as you investigate Jesus and God for yourself, we’ll be glad to help! As long as you respond to the “light” that God is giving you (which you’ve already started to do), he’ll continue to give you more light and evidence of himself until you decide to believe and trust in Jesus.

  • Kate says:

    Sarah-

    Hi Sarah!! Well for a first, you could say the prayer above. Ask God to come into your heart and say you accept him and his will in your life. Maybe you need proof to believe he’s real, but the best proof is acually experiencing him changing your life. Learn about him and pray that he shows himself to you. You’ll find him. Just trust me. Trust him!! Once you finally let the fact that Jesus Christ is alive and loves you very much sink in, once you begin trust him, God will come in and show you who he is and he’ll change you just like he changed me. The first step is a choice, do you choose God?

  • Sarah says:

    I’m 16 and I live with my parents. Both are not religious, and that’s how I was raised. I am becoming more and more interested in God and Christianity, due to the majority of my friends being Christian. My main thing is I don’t know if God is real. I’m not putting anyone down, I’m just the kind of person who likes proof. Is there a way I can find God?

  • Tom Tom says:

    precious okpotu–
    Sounds like you’re really up against some difficult things. Would you like to give a little more information? Or, if you’re not comfortable discussing things here, click on “Talk to a Mentor” at the top of the page, and you’ll be directed to a personal, private mentor.

  • precious okpotu says:

    Am tired of my life, please help me. I cant read my science book again, It looks difficult for me to pray. I want you to help me, I need God mercy and kindness.

  • Kate says:

    Tom-

    :( Maybe they were saved, but you just never found out, Jesus saves all.

    Im gonna tell them to cut it out next time… ? yeah, ill remind them of the 3rd commandment that theyre breaking to gladly and easily.

  • Tom Tom says:

    Kate–
    I came to know Christ in my 40’s and I’m so sorry I wasted all those years. Most of my family on my mother’s side were Catholics and I don’t think any of them were saved. It’s a big regret of mine.

    The next time someone around you uses the Lord’s name in vain, say to them, “If you’re having a prayer meeting, may I join in?” When they respond with confusion, just mention you heard them use God’s name and figured since the 3rd Commandment states that using God’s name in vain is a terrible sin, you figured they must be praying instead. At another time, you could ask them what they’d think of someone used their mother’s name as a swear word; would they be upset or angry? If so, then how do they think God responds when they use His name like that.

  • Kate says:

    Tom-

    Yes! Thats exactly what i meant, my dads a Catholic, my moms born again, were both wanting to bring my dad to know Christ but hes as hard as a rock so my mom has been praying for him to be saved for years. And yes i really did notice that. My friends… my dad… theyre Catholic, and im not saying that EVERY Catholic is like them, but from what i learned from them they dont know what a “relationship with God” means and boys and girls in my class say the Lords name in vain all the time and it annoys me so much because they dont even care ?… Thank you for praying for me big brother Tom, i really do hope i will one day be able to bring my dad to know Lord Jesus too. :D another reason why I love being a born again Christian, im part of this huge family in Christ where we all know God personally. :D were all a family!

  • Tom Tom says:

    Kate–
    It’s not about what denomination you’re affiliated with. As you say, it’s all about being born again spiritually. Unfortunately, Roman Catholics do not even understand the term. They will say it’s having “come back to the church.” I would say that most Catholics are not born again and are not saved because the Catholic church teaches things about Jesus, Mary, and salvation that are contrary to the truths in the Bible. A saved person will typically recognize the problems with Catholicism and seek a church that’s true to scripture.

    “Father, I pray that you’ll protect Kate as a young believer in Jesus Christ and that you’ll bring someone alongside her to disciple her and help her to grow in her faith. I pray that you’ll guide Kate to the church of your choice where she can use her spiritual gifts and be nurtured. I pray that Kate’s mother who professes to know Jesus will be a bold witness to her husband, and that he, too, will come to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Possibly you will show him the truth through Kate herself. Thank you for my young sister-in-Christ. May she follow the steps of Jesus while never turning back. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

  • Kate says:

    Tom-

    Yep, im a teen. And my parents do practice their beliefs, but… well my dads a Catholic, but he doesnt really have a relationship with God, he just goes to church and says he believes in God but nothing really more than that. My moms a born again Christian, shes the one who basically introduced me to having a relationship with God, but we dont talk that much about being “born again” because my dad thinks its a different religion ?… I barely ever talk about my personal faith with anyone, my friends are Catholic, but i dont think they truly know God the way i do, so im pretty sure they wont understand what im talking about. I feel like i experienced something none of them have experienced. I dont even know if im Catholic or Protestant or whatever else denominations of Christianity i believe in… cant i just simply say that im Christian? Just simply a Christian ? all these denominations just confuse me…

    i guess ill try talking to a mentor, ill give it a shot to see what its like. Thanks a lot for listening to me. God bless!! :)

  • Tom Tom says:

    Kate–
    I think that’s a great testimony of Jesus drawing you to himself and your responding in faith. It’s not too long; it’s just right!

    I’m guessing you’re still in your teens. I’m also guessing your parents, if still present, don’t really follow their religious beliefs?

    I want to say again that it’s important you have solid Christian fellowship, particularly in a good Bible-believing/teaching church. Ask the Lord to put you in the place where he wants you to serve and to learn and grow spiritually. Keep reading your Bible and seeking the things of God. Also, as I mentioned previously, you can always sign up for a mentor to help keep you accountable and to answer questions you are sure to have. Of course, you can still post a blog if you like.

    Thanks again for sharing and may God bless you greatly for the rest of your life.

  • Kate says:

    Tom-

    :( it is?… i never really thought about that. Me and God are back on track again! :D

    I was born into a catholic family, so i was already familiar with God… three years ago was kind of when i first started to get interested in knowing God, and not just going to church because you had to and learning about him in religion class. Something made me want to actually know and follow him. So then i prayed that night that God would change my heart, and i told him i wanted to devote my life to him one day. I started searching up and reading the Bible, and after that my eyes were opened and i understood things in the Holy Bible i never could understand before i asked God to change my heart. That was three years ago though, i knew about God then, but i didnt really know him personally. It was during the 2015 summer when the only two true closest friends drifted away from me and i stayed alone in my room most of the time thinking about one of them…XD that sounded a bit childish, me missing a close childhood friend…but at that time i really missed my closest friend, she lit up my world and i missed her so much, she didnt even seem to miss me. i cried alone in my room because i felt i had nobody, and nobody cared about me. you know that feeling when loneliness is gnawing your insides and a rock forms in your heart and pulls it to your stomach You feel nobody cares about you and your alone.. well i felt useless, lifeless, annoying, lonely…lol( saying lol now cuz “that was then, this is now :D) because that time when i would stay alone in my room crying was the time when… i dont even know how to explain it XD…he changed me, he changed my heart, he changed my perspective of life, he changed me when i was most vunerable. I found him, more like he found me. He called me to follow him, even though i was only twelve when he did. He turned my whole life upside down and came before my birthday so i considered it a birthday gift from him :) So that was when i was thinking about Lord Jesus day and night, right when i woke up to when i slept. those times were when i loved God so much all i ever thought about was him and how he changed everything. Thats my story… im a new creation in Christ i love him so much, hes been there when nobody else has, i trust him in everything. right now i feel a little fire lighting up in my heart just talking about this. And i know im not alone, not any more. yesterday i went to my first concert, and it was the k-love winter jam concert. It felt too good to be true, because i was so used to growing in my faith alone(almost everyone i know is spiritually dead so i couldnt really talk to anyone about my faith, i grew in faith alone, me, myself and God and no one else) But then just singing along with 10,000 strangers, singing songs of praise to God, the singers sharing their favorite Bible verses, the crowd shouting amen and worshipping God together. it was amazing, and from then on i knew i was part of something bigger, a huge universal family of Christians united through Christ. I do go to church, but i go to different ones… one sunday we go to this church, then the next sunday we go to this other. i wish i had a pastor or at least a friend who was saved too to talk to about personal faith. thats my story, there isnt much pizazz to it, but yes. Man this message is so long now XD… May God bless you too!!

  • Tom Tom says:

    Kate–
    I can hear in the tone of your words that you really want to grow in your relationship with the Lord.

    I wonder–is it possible you are associating your “feelings” with whether you are in a close relationship with God? That’s an easy trap to fall into. As a new Christian, we all are excited and expectant about our new-found faith. But like a newly-wed, the initial high emotions don’t last forever. Remember that “we live by faith, not by sight.” (Or emotions or feelings.)2 Corinthians. 5:7. That’s why it’s so important to trust in the promises of God. They never change, even when our feelings do.

    Tell me Kate–how did you come to have a relationship with Jesus Christ? I know we’d all like to hear about it. Also, do you have a church you attend regularly? It’s vitally important that you sit under the sound biblical teaching of a pastor and have a family of believers around you for spiritual protection and uplifting. If you do have a church, tell the pastor you’d like to be mentored in your walk with the Lord. See if there is a godly woman who can meet with you regularly for discipleship and accountability. If those things aren’t available to you, you can also click on “Talk to a mentor” in the upper right corner of this screen. You’ll be linked up with a seasoned Christian woman who can help you grow spiritually.

    Keep seeking the Lord in prayer and reading the Bible each day. Don’t forget to obey what you read.

    Please let me know how your time with the Lord goes this evening. God will bless you!

  • Kate says:

    Tom-

    also, yes. when i say an “idol” i meant it was something that got inbetween me and God and that i became obsessed with it and i never wanted to leave it. I stopped reading the Bible every night and i barely thought about God anymore because i spent all my time thinking about this idol in my life. Yep, that kind of idol. i wasnt talking about worshipping pictures or statues of course. Im sticking with my belief in God, and i would very very very likely NOT worship anything other than God. just to make that clear…:)

  • Kate says:

    Tom-

    So i should apologize to Him… and believe He will cleanse me of my sin. I can do that… :) Will that bring us closer together again? Im going to do that tonight. i miss when we were close:( i really want our relationship to be the way it was before i became obsessed with that idol as if nothing happened. i read and realized that was called “godly sorrow”, because when i felt that kind of sadness i really wanted to come back to God.

    its only been a few months since he changed my life and i was born again, and yet im already starting to see some of the struggles of living a life for God. but no matter… Nothing else really compares once youve found God, and im not gonna trade that for anything else. thanks for listening to me. :)

  • Tom Tom says:

    Kate–
    It sounds like you’ve learned a valuable lesson about idols. Of course, idols can be anything in one’s life that comes before the Lord, so we must all be watchful.

    Have you done what the Word says to do in 1 John 1:9? (If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.) Have you confessed the sin of idolatry to God?

    If and when you do, are you then claiming his promise to cleanse you once again? You need to take him at his word, by faith.

    You might also want to ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and to reveal any other unconfessed sins you may be holding. There are often things we don’t even realize we’ve done which can separate us from the closeness we desire with the Lord.

  • Kate says:

    how do i stop shutting God out? How do i open my heart to let him in again? :( I used to think about Him day and night, we used to be so close…then an idol came into my life and after that all i thought about day and night was that idol. i let go of that idol because God told me to, and i realized i didnt “Love” that it, i realized i was “Obsessed” with it.:( hurt alot to let go and spent days wanting to go back to that idol. but i did it so i could come back to God. :( ive already let go, ive already had motivation to come back to being in love with God again, why cant i? DX i want to come back to God, ive let go, what am i missing? why arent we as close as we were before? :(

  • Elkay says:

    Selva, there are several very good posts on this page that address believing God and are well worth reading. Let me express a couple of thoughts: First, our cosmos is a very beautiful place with innumerable stars, precisely arranged laws of nature, a human body that will “fix” itself when you cut your finger, and butterflies that fly but were born from crawling caterpillars in a cocoon. So you believe God for being a very incredible “Creative Artist”. Please take the time to visit YouTube and find Louie Giglio’s exploration of this universe in “How Great Is Our God” (youtube.com/watch?v=PtpTk2ENq7o) and you will quickly see that God is beyond anything we can imagine and He is all good. Next, you instinctively know good from bad “in your heart” and this is because God put a “moral law” into your mind . . . C. S. Lewis calls this “inside information” that totally validates God’s goodness.

    Finally you get to know God as He revealed Himself in Jesus Christ so please, please get into your Bible and carefully study the books of Matthew and John as a minimum. Jesus tells us at John 7:17 that if we will seek to do God’s will, we will know more about God. May God bless your journey towards His heart.

  • Selva says:

    Hi l believe God but I don’t know how to believe him.my friend told me if think negative no good . You should believe the God for positive I can I believe

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Hi Janice, I really appreciate your willingness to voice your questions like this. They are crucial questions for you to come to some resolution on, and looking for input from others will help you in your search for truth. You have asked a lot of questions here, and I would like to share how I answer some of those, but first, I would like to hear what caused you to “allow Him into” your heart? What are the parts of the message of Jesus that were compelling to you at the time? Was it circumstances, the convincing presentation of someone, or something else that convinced you to take that step?

    I also want you to know that you are not alone; there are many others who are at different places in their spiritual journey who have unanswered questions that cause great upheaval in their life. The Bible even records the doubts of some ‘heros of faith’. John the Baptist was the clearest voice of God that the Jewish people had heard for hundreds of years. His role as the one who would prepare the way for the Messiah had been lauded in the prophecies of the Bible for years. Yet when he was put in prison and he saw the decline of his ministry, he became plagued with doubts and sent people to go and ask Jesus if He was indeed the Messiah. Jesus wasn’t discouraged or disappointed in John’s doubt; in fact in his response to John’s question He said, ” I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John.” (Luke 7:28) Jesus is not disappointed in your doubt either, but let me encourage you to follow John’s example: go to Jesus with your questions. He will show you the truth in His perfect time.

    Let me pray for you: Jesus, I ask that You would help Janice in her uncertainty, just as You did with John. Help her to see the evidence of Your love, power, and grace, and give her certainty on the things that You want her to be certain of. Give her peace in the middle of her doubts, and patience for You to reveal truth in Your perfect timing. Help bring godly men and women into her life who will help point her to You. Amen.

    I look forward to hearing back from you soon Janice and walking through some of the questions that you have.

    Let me answer one of your questions here: I agree with Chris that through the study of the world around us through the scientific method, as well as other means, we will discover more information about God. Just like any work of art, the character and personality of the artist can be discovered through the things they create; so it is with Creation–the nature and character of God can be seen through what He has made. In fact, it was the certainty of the involvement of God in Creation that laid the foundation for the development of science. Johannes Kepler, the one who helped develop our understanding of planetary motion, said that science is, “thinking God’s thoughts after Him.” Isaac Newton said, “This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being” Now, if the presuppositions of your scientific investigation does not allow for a supernatural Creator and Divine participant, then you will miss seeing God. That does not mean that whenever we can’t explain some process in Nature we just say, “God did it” and end our exploration. No, we continue to press and investigate to understand how God has done it to better understand Him.

    So science and faith are not incompatible, but rather they both inform and strengthen the other as we allow God to lead our search for truth.

  • Chris says:

    emma…so sorry to hear you are struggling in your faith….you can rest upon jesus promises in Matthew 12.31 and 1 john 1.9, that sin confessed is sin forgiven and that all sin is forgiveable to him. the prodigal son story is in luke 15 for that reason as well. so that you can know no matter how far you go from jesus, his arms will always be open to you when you come to him again. praying now that you simply receive your forgiveness that jesus purchased for you on the cross. his blood will never lose its power to cleanse and save us from our sins!

  • Chris says:

    janice….so sorry to hear you are struggling in your faith…true science will never contradict the bible, however we must be aware that what so much of what science claims to be facts are still far-fetched theories. the birth, sinless life, miracle ministry, torturous death and supernatural resurrection of jesus christ are true facts of history which we can experience in a real way as we receive jesus but then allow his words to become part of our lives as well as we apply them in our daily experiences. you can check lee strobel on youtube for many great videos on the facts vs. fiction of so-called science and the factual truth of the bible. i encourage you to read the gospel of john and allow the holy spirit to show you the greatness of jesus christ. there truly is noone in history even close to being like him in any way. praying now jesus becomes real to you as you allow his words to sink down deeply into your heart, generating true faith in his name. blessings!

  • Janice says:

    I want to believe in God. I just have so many unanswered questions… Like how do we know that He truly exists? How was He created? How is it possible that He came back to life? Why is it so hard for me to believe? I feel like I need some type of proof in order to believe. I pray to Him and go to church… I cry out to Him asking Him for His forgiveness and to show me a sign of His existence. I’ve allowed Him into my heart but I still have doubt. I’ve read the Bible but I always end up asking myself how this is even possible… Like does believing in God mean that you can’t believe in science and its’ theories? I’m just so tired of being confused that it frustrates me. I know that I want to believe in Him but I don’t know how…

  • Trish Hicks says:

    Susan posted a very good synopsis of who God is, and a way to help one believe in God. But another aspect would be too, I know it always has me in awe who else but God could actually have created such beauty in the trees, and when you think of a whole garden full or held even full of beautiful flowers. I mean yes mankind did the actual planting. But think about it, you have to have something to have started that plant to appear right. Who else but God could think up how to make a seed,yes a seed comes from a previous flower. But for this type of flower or plant to have first originated ,Who but God would have the intellect,
    to figure out that a flower has to come from a seed. This whole concept is how the word of God in the kingdom is used also. The word of God is known as a seed.The word itself is known as Christ.So if you plant the the seed(the Word of God) within someones heart, whalla what will u get Christ within a heart.

  • Susan says:

    Gaurav,

    Thank you for sharing your experience. The Bible says in the book of John(John is in the New Testament) chapter 1 verse 1 to 18. Please read this.

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

    6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

    9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

    14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

    15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and[b] is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

    Praying for you.

  • Susan says:

    Emma, you are not alone this. I have asked God this many times. Lord, I want to know You, I want to love You, I want to experience You..etc…And He will Emma. He is a loving God Emma. He never get disappointed with you unless if we disobey Him. He loves you and you are precious to Him. Star reading John. When you start reading the Bible, attending a Bible teaching church etc…you will learn more about God. He loves you the way you are .

  • Emma says:

    I believe in God. I believe in Jesus, and I believe Jesus is the son of God and Died on the cross to save us. But I feel like I have messed up too much to get close to God. I feel like he looks at me with disappointment. I ask him to show himself to me, but I feel like I never experience his presence. i want to know him, and I want to experience him, but I feel like I just can’t. I don’t know who God is, or why Im here. i don’t know how to give everything to him and I don’t know hoe to experience him. I want to so bad… Help

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Hi Gaurav, thanks for sharing your experience here. When you say you have seen “the God” inside yourself do you mean that “the God” met you within your internal meditation, or that you are divine and are a God?

    You mentioned that you were able to find a perfect guru who helped you. How did you determine that your guru was perfect? Are you saying that he/she was a compatible match for you, or that he/she was morally perfect?

  • Gaurav Soni says:

    yes, bible has writtn on truth…!! those who seek god will find him..but it should be kept in mind tht to reach to destination one should know the true way to follow…we can not belive on anything untill we see it…so how can you belive on god till you see him…and thts the question how to see him…!! and the answer is..find a perfect guru or saint who himself has seen him…and he will make you see too inside yourself…!!
    if you want to see god you “must” find that perfect saint and ask him weathr he himself has seen him and can he make you able to see too…!!!
    I can say proudly that i have seen god “the GOD” inside myself because of my guru..
    if you want to see him…contact to ‘divya jyoti jaagrati sansthan’ and they do not talk about god they make you “see” him..insdie you without your outer eyes…!!!thts the only way to know the true you and the god…

  • messenger says:

    First you have some evidence.Idk if you are ready to hear it..Difine God words..G>0<D..good is evil,evil is good,right is wrong,wrong is right.God is in between good and evil..if you know god as an evil..your worshiping wrong god..if you are worshiping good god it seem you will have a doubt and it is wrong.God is always between good and evil.Like God said do not fear the Devil but fear GOD!God is in timing,balance and coincidence like sometimes you life was a tune..Observe all the aspect that exist.God trace is always between opposite like male0female=child,negative0postive=energy,observe the distance of the earth in sun not too far not too close,particles0cosmos=us?hot and cold=warm,we like warm,A0B=AB create a words,or A0Z=any words you like to create even numbers.Just follow my instruction always in the center..observe evn in your mind when you jump images..you can see any traces,,from time and space,matter almost evrything

  • J.R. says:

    Ashley I feel your troubled heart. If you truly; seek ask and knock as the Lord intended for us to do…then do not give up. He never gives up on us….we give up on him as well as ourselves and others. It will all truly be worth the journey. There are those who say that all you have to do is have faith but faith is not an easy thing to grasp in the world. This world seeks to drag us into a bad place. I found the words of an eight year old girl put it in the proper perspective for me. I asked her why the Lords light shined so bright in her and she informed me..KISS….KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID. IT SHOCKED ME TO HEAR THIS FROM AN EIGHT YEAR OLD GIRL. She was right. We tend to take the worldly approaches to seeking God. No need..relax…he has been there all along and the noise of the world and ourselves has just hid Him from us. We do this to ourselves. He is an awsome Father and his Love is everything. I pray for His will in your life for your journey to be as exciting as mine was (and still is!)

  • J.R. says:

    Tori I am over the hump at sixty and if it helps you I am so very sorry for your loss. In this life we have choices to do or not do things. To believe or not to believe. ..be good..not be good…the choices we make rule our lives. If the world rules our lives then we are not of the Lord. I can only tell you how I feel. I lost my wife several years ago. She was everything to me. I miss her everyday. I could not have considered going on without her.I prayed that the Lord would let me know she was safe and in a good place. He gave me a vision of her walk n to the gate…..a gate of gold. Not the shiny,polished but gold that showed it’s age. I was allowed to see my first angel also. He was ten feet tall.she told him it was too soon for her to go that there were things still here on earth. We have four children. He informed her that she was so busy tell n him what was going on that she had not noticed what was really going on and told her she had not noticed she was stand n on her own feet. She had been paralyzed from the neck down for the last year’s of her life. She stood in front of this angel at the gate with tears in her eyes and he reached down and put his hand on her tiny shoulder and walked her towards the gate. He told her if she would just chill out they were going to teach her to fly! I can not explain the relief and Love for the Lord that dropped me to my knees that day twenty four hours after she passed from this world and into the next. A day I would have probably given in to the world and tried to leave it by my own hand. I can only tell you the Lord is real and so is the devil. This is just one the situations where our awsome God has reached out to guide me to the end of my journey. Your Grandmother is safe with him. We all need pictures in our minds to give a name to the faith we seek. I am just an old dumb cowboy who prays this helps you find your way to a power above all powers. Just remember….just because our prayer do not seem to be answered as we think they should …it doesn’t mean they are not answered. I pray your journey to him is a safe one and that His will is done in your life. If you need to ask me anything just let me know and I will be glad to help any way I can. The Lord said if you are of the world then you are not of me. We all are of this world but that is not what HE meant for us to be. God bless you and yours.

  • Ashley says:

    What if you’ve prayed every prayer, and tried to talk to God, read the Bible and still you are unsure if he is real? I wanna know Him, I wanna have hope for something. And I want to know someone is there. I feel like my brain is constantly clouded, like sometimes I look over and I feel like I’ve just woken up from a dream… and I’ve felt like this for as long as I can remember. I can’t ever focus, and people say they have found clarity in Him, and love and that God is their best friend. And I want all of that too, feeling like I’m in a dream gives me anxiety and I want God to heal me, from the inside out, and if he is real, how do you make Him hear you. How does anyone know for sure that He is really there?

  • Tom Tom says:

    Hagar–
    God is the tri-une God: Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit. Since God will only accept a perfect blood sacrifice to pay for sin, and since no man is perfect, he sent his perfect son Jesus to earth to take on human form by being born completely human via a virgin birth. Jesus was then able to shed his perfect blood to pay for our sin. He was buried and then rose from the dead to prove his power over life and death and the sin in our lives. Jesus will return as the conquering Lord, setting all things straight and reigning forever.

    Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about biblical Christianity and your own need of a Savior in order to be right with God.

  • Tom Tom says:

    Hagar–
    The Greek word translated into English as “repent” is the word “metanoea” which means to change one’s mind or heart. It is a change of mind regarding who Jesus Christ is and what he has done for us. Modern definitions of “repent” are very much different than the original Greek meaning, such as turning from sin, forsaking sin, etc. That’s where much confusion lies. Adam was informed by God that One was coming who would pay for man’s sin, although the name of this “Messiah” wasn’t given. (See Genesis 3:15) Anyone from Adam to John the Baptist had only to believe (trust in) the Messiah to be saved. We must believe (trust in) Jesus Christ to be saved. Repentance never saved anyone from the consequences of their sin.

  • Chris says:

    hagar….repentance is one thing, forgiveness is another. only the blood of a spotless lamb can cleanse a soul from its filthiness of sin!! john 1.29

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