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

  • Kate says:


    I’ve been trying to get rid of this one sin, and i succeed in avoiding it for a short time, but then once temptation starts coming again, i keep forgetting i that i shouldn’t be doing what i am doing. Then after giving in to my temptation, i feel disappointed in myself and want to come back to God. Then i feel bad because i repeatedly try to come back to God after the same thing over and over again. But Thanks for the advice, I’ll try to apply it little by little. I know God loves me, and I wish i could get rid of all the things in between us.

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