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

  • Abdul says:

    Yeah I experienced Jesus and I thought I became saved and for years I felt him and experienced his power and glory and Majesty first hand but his presence left one day and never came back ,I seek him and I have sinned over the years but I’ve repented and now I dont feel him or sense him one bit ,what do I do

  • Aldo says:

    Stephan, it is great that you are a goodhearted person, and have compassion and care for others, but you must accept God strictly by faith. You must come to Him on His terms, not He come to you on yours.

    You say you need to hear God. Well, when you read the Bible you are hearing God. It is His written word. Jesus Christ is His Living Word- John 1:1,14, says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”

    Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

    One other thing, Stephan. When you are truly “born again,” you need not question whether you know God or not, the Holy Spirit will quicken that truth to you.

    Jeremiah 29:13 “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”

  • Stephan says:

    I am a vvery good hearted parson… so good that i feel bad if i did not help someone Rich or poor old or young…am always but always thankful for every single popossession that i have li.ke a bed food able to afford gym membership a job…so many things…i don’t go to church because to me it feels like i am Church by that not being cocky but i love care look out for others wanna help people. It feels like church can’t change me because i have the attributes God give me….

    My biggest thing is…i need to hear God i want to me basically say feel him i just need some sort if realisation that he is really there eventhough i know he is there i just still get my doubts, i struggle to read bible because am a very visionary person and i understand something when i see or feel it…yes the bible is Gods way of communicating but i need him to talk to me…

    I have always asked in my prayers that God must talk to me in my dreams because that’s something i love and something i truly belief can mean something.

    So yes i do belief and yes i do have faith but the doubt is there like everyday.


  • Tom Tom says:

    Ashley Knox–

    To have a relationship with God is the greatest and most important thing anyone can ever have. How exciting that you want such a relationship!

    Now, I’m assuming what you are saying is that you want to be saved from your sins and to walk with Jesus Christ in your life. If so, then you must simply believe that Jesus is the Son of God, that he died to pay for your sins, and that he came back to life after 3 days to prove he has the power over sin and death. The Bible book of 1 Corinthians, chapter 15 explains this. If you believe these things about Jesus, then put your faith and trust in him, and you will be saved, you will become a child of God, and you will go to heaven when you die. When you become a child of God, the Holy Spirit comes to live within you to direct you in how to live a life that’s pleasing to God. Reading the Bible regularly will also show you how to live a godly life.

    Does that answer your question Ashley?

  • Ashley knox says:

    I want a relationship with God

  • Sharon says:

    good article and good comments thank you all who comment on this BLESSINGS– sharon

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