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

  • Chris Landwerlen Chris Landwerlen says:

    momenrady…jesus is appearing to many many muslims today. be ready, you might be next!! blessings!

  • i think it’s clear that God must exist and you know this but you did not find the right way to know about God ,(Allah) -you should read all books and all religions and surely you will feel comfort I am a Muslim and I am so happy and satisfied with my life Allah helps me always I feel peace read Qur’an and you will feel like you are speaking with Allah and you always know ed him .Islam is the true religion trust me three is one God so Christian is wrong call me .you will feel peace in your soul and taste real happiness.I am waiting,!

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Thanks Rach for your kind words. It is good to serve a God who leads with such clarity.

  • Rach says:

    Actually Jamie.. I really needed to hear and understand that. I thank God for you and your respond. God chooses the right people in your life even if its for a slit second. He knows exactly when you need it.

    Thank You!

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Hi Rach, life can get confusing sometimes. It is good to know that God is in control and is leading every step we take. What is causing you to think that God will not help you? His whole plan for humanity is that we live a life that is dependent on Him. If He refused to help you He would be acting against His character and plan. That doesn’t sound like Him, don’t you think?

    You are asking for His leading to know where you belong; have you considered that you are already where He wants you? And if He wants to to be somewhere else He will direct you there? One thing I know about God is that He doesn’t leave us in the dark when He wants us to do something. His call is clear. So if you have not had a clear indication of going someplace else it is a good bet that He has you right in the place He wants you right now.

    Let me encourage you to focus more on knowing God than knowing where He is leading you. Our primary purpose in life is knowing God. Remember Jesus said that eternal life is “knowing You the one true God and Jesus Christ whom You sent” (John 17:3). When our attention is focussed on knowing God better we are better able to recognize His voice and leading in our life. So do those things that help train your heart and mind on Jesus. Look for His hand in your every day life. Ask Him to help you live each moment according to His leading. When you are in that place you will be much better prepared to hear when He says “time to move”.

    Lord God I pray for Rach and ask that You would bring peace to her mind. Speak to her in a way that she can hear and help her to focus on You. Give her confidence in Your presence in her life and allow her to reflect You to the people around her. Amen.

    Does that make sense to you Rach? Did I understand your question properly?

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    That is an interesting way to put it Teddy, “I just believe that it is my duty to believe in God and follow his teachings”. Who has given you that duty? Do you see it as a task to be completed or is it based on a relationship with Him?

    I know some of the events recorded in the Bible are being undermined. But again I would suggest that when a person has a particular point of view it will influence the way they interpret evidence. If someone does not believe that there is anything beyond what we can see in the natural realm they will interpret evidence by the natural forces that they see around them. So Creation, the world-wide flood, Jesus’ miracles and resurrection are discounted. But when someone is open to the possibility of God and the super-natural, the evidence can point them in a very different direction.

    But can the Bible be trusted? That is a crucial question that you are going to have to come to a decision on. Let me encourage you to start by looking at the evidences that can be verified. There have been many examples of events, people and places described in the Bible that were listed as fiction or myth because there was no evidence of their existence. King David is an example of that. Prior to 1993 many scholars doubted that there ever was a Hebrew king named David because no evidence outside of the Bible had been found. In 1993 a stele (a rock slab) was found at the Tel Dan which commemorates the victory of an Aramean king over the “king of the House of David” and the “king of Israel”. I would encourage you to look up other archeological finds that corroborate the record of the Bible. What you will find is that consistently the Bible is backed up by the evidence being uncovered by archeology.

    Another test you can give for the Bible’s integrity is its prophecies. Some prophecies have yet to be fulfilled, but we also have much of the Old Testament prophecies that spoke about events that are now in our past. By comparing the accuracy of those prophecies we can evaluate the reliability of God’s Word. I would encourage you to study the prophetic writings of the Bible and compare them to historical events. The prophecies of Daniel chapter 7 & 8 are great examples of how incredibly accurate God revealed the events of the future. Some of the events have yet to occur but compare what is described about the Greek Empire and the historical record of Alexander the Great and the rulers who succeeded him. The similarities are amazing. The accuracy is such that some have tried to suggest that Daniel was written later in history after the Greek Empire fell but their arguments reveal their desperation to discount that God had spoken with such accuracy more than 100 years before.

    You ask a good question about how to interpret the Bible. Just like when you study any literature it is best to allow the style of writing guide whether you interpret it literally or metaphorically. The parts of the Bible that have a historical structure should be understood in that way. The poetic parts should be read as symbolic prose. There are other parts that are didactic that are intended to teach. But overall, God has given us the Bible so that we can know Him better so when you read it take the time to ask for His help to understand what He wants you to know. You can be sure that He will answer that prayer because that is His purpose.

    Lord God, I pray for Teddy as he continues to search out truth. I pray that You would show Yourself to him and take him beyond just facts to having actually experienced Your presence with him. Give him wisdom to discern which voices to listen to and how to see through the deceptions that are out there that try to keep people from having a relationship with You. Amen.

    Teddy, if there are some more specific questions you have I would love to talk with you about those. I look forward to hearing back from you about your ongoing search for truth.

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Hi Cary, I am not sure to whom you are referring “the lady that created God in the first place”. Are you speaking about Eve? How does she help you to know God better?

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Hi Timothy, thanks for highlighting the importance of reading the Bible in context and not twisting it to serve our own purposes. I don’t think that the above article has made that mistake of proof-texting. Although the author has not identified the reference of the promise I think he/she is referring to the promise of Jesus “I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” (Luke 11:9-10 also quoted in Matthew 7:7-8) The context of these verses is the teaching of Jesus about prayer and how God gives good gifts. To know God is the supreme gift and call of humanity so we can have confidence that if we ask God to show Himself to us that is a prayer He will answer, in His perfect timing.

    Your quote of Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. ” is in the context of a listing of the acts of faith of men and women in the Bible. The author is trying to help us understand that the actions of these godly examples were motivated by their faith in God. The verses just prior to this declares that Enoch pleased God and was rewarded by God. It was not talking about how Enoch came to put his faith in God nor about his journey of discovering God but in his actions as a follower of God coming from the faith that he had in God.

    The truth of our experience of knowing God is that we do not come looking for Him unless He is first moving in our life and drawing us to Himself (John 6:44). So anyone who wants to know God is showing evidence of God already at work in their life. Calling out to God and asking Him to reveal Himself is an act of faith even if it is accompanied with doubt and uncertainty. So I would say to anyone who wants to know God but is uncertain, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”

    Wouldn’t you agree Timothy?

  • Rach says:

    I am truly confused. I know God is real but Im having a hard time believing he will help. I just want him to help me in finding myself, to show me the path that leads me to where I really belong. I know I shouldn’t ask for signs but …would he really send one? Please help.

  • Teddy says:

    Hello Jamie, I thank you for your reply.

    I just believe that it is my duty to believe in God and follow his teachings. Again I am Christian but losing my faith simply because of all the scientific evidence that has come to my attention. Some of the things that trouble me are Noah’s Ark, Age of the Earth, dinosaurs etc. Evolution does not trouble me because (although it may seem silly) I don’t think it actually occurs. I think adaptation within a species occurs, but I don’t believe that one species can transform to another, no matter how much time is givin.

    I think what really troubles me in the end is the Bible. Perhaps I am not interpreting it correctly, should the Old Testament be taking literally or metaphorically? How about the New Testament?

    I hope that in the end of all my troubles I come out as a faithful Christian.

  • johnmia says:

    @ Rachael. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riv6HTHwAlI At 11:40 in this video, D.A. Carson answers a question on doubt. Additionally, history revealed to us in the bible, shows us just how imperfect we (people) are. Take David for example. He kept going off (in another direction), yet yearned for God. I hope it helps.

  • cary says:

    I love the stories; the myths, the dogma; but I search for something more humble: you know, the lady that created God in the first place.

  • timothy says:

    Wow. This text quoted about God rewarding those who seek him seems to REALLY misconstrue what the Bible says. It says “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

    The Bible appears to clearly teach that 1. you need faith, 2. anyone coming to God must FIRST believe that He exists, and 3. then He rewards those who have earnestly sought him IN FAITH and THAT ALREADY BELIEVE THAT HE EXISTS.

    Am I missing something about this proof-text that you have quoted?

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Hi Teddy, that is good that you are trying to discover faith for yourself. I guess it is important to remember that while everybody has the same evidences people are going to interpret that evidence differently based on their own biases and experiences. So try to understand people’s worldview will help you discern whether their interpretation of the evidence is trustworthy or not.

    So why do you want to have a faith in God? What are some of the things that have shaken your confidence in the existence of God?

  • Michael Jantzen Michael Jantzen says:

    Dear Rachel, you bring up two important issues: Assurance of Salvation, and Divorce and remarriage.

    Regarding the first, it’s important to note that God does not design us to feel secure in our salvation when we are ignoring him for long periods of time in our lives. A bad day, or even having a bad month is normal. We all struggle. But living your own way for months or even years is a state we should not feel good and Ok with God about. To think we are Ok would be delusional..

    However, walking with God is a two steps forward and one step back process, so if you are making slow, but steady progress in becoming more like Jesus, you should feel that he is in your life and you are saved. Your spiritual growth does not earn salvation, but it is evidence that you are really a child of God. It may help to ask yourself this: “At the core of who I am, what do I believe? Who do I want to be as a person?” I’d like to keep chatting with you Rachel. How would you answer those questions?

    Re: the divorce and remarriage issue, I speak from bias because I am remarried, but I think people need to understand the historical context and misuse of divorce that Jesus was addressing. The teachers of the law had instituted a practice whereby you could divorce your wife for any reason, tossing aside your wife for another. If someone divorces with this attitude, then I believe they should not remarry. They have deep seated issues they have not dealt with. The best thing is to research all the verses for your self, pray, and look at the different viewpoints. Just google and you’ll find many. Then make a decision about what you believe.

    Rachel, as a person who has gone through divorce, there can be shame and a sense of alienation when you are at church. Have you experienced this? Could that be part of the reason you feel distant from God? Take care.

  • Kayla says:

    So the people that I love are not believers, and recently I have been interested in faith. For the past 7 months, I have attempted to grow my faith multiple times. However, I’m not sure why; I think I enjoy feeling closer to God and I enjoy praying and talking to Him. I have been brought down by the realization that I will lose my family in the afterlife, just because they won’t have believed what I had. My family tries to the best people they can be, but I assume that is not exactly how it works according to Christianty. This leaves me in a position I have had since the day I was born. My mother used to believe; she had been raised Baptist. It ended somewhere in her adult life, though I have no idea the reason (I should ask her, but I am honestly worried and nervious about expressing my interest in this.) In my family, religion is something to laugh at. Despite my worries, however, I know they would respect me and support me anyway they could. I have a feeling their idea of support would be to show me why they don’t understand.
    I have been to church and all, and I particually cannot determine if I like it, or if being uncomfortable is too much for me (I know that won’t make much sense).
    I don’t know why I can’t just give up, I don’t want to, even though it would just be easier. On top of all this madness about my family, I see that there are things in Christianity that I do not particually enjoy. I don’t know what to do… Help!

  • Teddy says:

    I really am looking or some help and do not know where else to turn. If someone will help me by referring to my previous comment I would very much appreciate it.

    With regards,

    Teddy

  • Urbrother says:

    Sam Paul, you ask Where is God when there is much pain, much suffering… He is there…waiting for your prayers. Not just you but every one. He is not to blame. He created this world but he does not rule it. Who wants to see you suffer? Who wants to lead you astray? Who want you to not believe? The adversary Lucifer.

    How do we know this? When Jesus was in the desert for 40 days and was tempted who offered him all the kingdoms of the world? He could only offer them if he owned them. Jesus would have made it a point to call him out as not being in authority to do so. Oh ye of little faith. Seek he first the kingdom and all this will be added to you.

  • Rachel says:

    Dear Michael Jantzen, I did not find that link really that helpful – how can it help when it does not address falling away and what happens if you lose faith for a while? It’s not just that I’ve had doubts – I have actually gone into unbelief and lost faith several times. I’m not sure why I keep coming back. I guess I would really like to have a genuine active living faith and the security of knowing that God is real. Is there anyone you know that is close to God who might be able to prayerfully answer the muddle that I’ve got myself in?

    Also, I tried reading the bible today where Jesus talks about divorce and found what he said really difficult. I am divorced and what He effectively says is that you can’t remarry because it would be adultery. I don’t understand how so many Christians can remarry and be okay with it knowing that He says this – am I missing something?

  • Sam Paul says:

    Your faith is week because you have questions that will never be answered. Start thinking with a different mind set. For me, I am a better man without faith than with faith. I can also tell you that faith is part of what shaped my morals but I think humans created God to fill a void. If the bible can be re-written with the actual truth, a lot of people will still stay.
    Example: Ask and it shall be given should be written, ask and it may be given. Faith organizations make empty promises based on something someone else thought.
    If you look close enough, you will realize the only thing that matters is “Survival of the fittest”.
    There is no one listening to your prayers but yourself so get up and actually do something about what you are praying for instead of locking yourself up in a room wasting time when you could actually use your brain power to solve some of the problems.
    The only thing that makes sense is that, God is an old bearded boogie, sitting up far in the sky watching and not caring.
    Proof me wrong: children dying in Syria, Gaza, Ukraine, Somalia etc.
    A child born with tumor in their brain:

    Where is this God?

    Children actually know no sin so why are they being punished? The answer I normally get is that God punishment goes for generations. If he is so fair that he let his son die for you, why cant he just forgive a child that has committed no sine?
    This is a simple thought to your faith issues.
    The reason you are scared to question is
    “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
    John 20:29

    It is O.K to question. If you do, yo will see a different world. What do you think was happening before religion?

  • Krystel says:

    I’m catholic! My sister has a hard time to believe in God. She’s depressed, failed some classes, smoke weed, and cut herselves sometime. I’m really sad and I’m trying not to lose my hope. I just want to see my sister happy. I told her ask God to heal her, and she refused to believe that. She broke my heart everyday. Please, help me and pray for my family. Thank you!

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Hi Alexander, you are not alone with your feelings of uncertainty. There have been many godly men and women who have had similar feelings of being unsure of purpose. In Psalm 27 David talks about being taken advantage of by his enemies, and asks God “Don’t abandon me!” and requests, “”Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a level path.” It sounds like he also really wanted to know what God’s purpose for him was.

    David’s landing place through all this was his trust in the goodness of God. “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” His encouragement to you is “Wait for the LORD” I think what he meant by that was that that God will lead you in a level path in His perfect time. Don’t get anxious but trust in God’s goodness and keep your hope, your heart, your eyes on God. That way you will be ready to follow Him when He does take you on the next step.

    That idea of ‘waiting on God’ is a consistent theme in the Bible. Remember Isaiah 40:31, “Yet those who wait for the Lord
    Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” I think waiting here is more than just sitting but it is an active, intentional focus on God. When you do that you will be strengthened and encouraged because you will see God.

    But it is also being patient for God to lead you. There are also examples in the Bible about those who do not wait for God but instead act trying to ‘help’ God fulfill His promises. Abraham did that when he tried to fulfill God’s promise of many descendants by sleeping with Hagar. The people of Israel did that when they kept complaining to Moses. The list could go on. But David was good at waiting for God to fulfill His promises. He had been anointed as king but waited until God had removed Saul from that role rather than taking the throne by force.

    What do you think “waiting for the LORD” will mean for you? Can you trust that God will renew your strength as you do that? Is God true to His promises?

    Heavenly Father I pray that You would help Alexander to know what You are calling him to right now. Help him to know what it means to “wait” for You and as he is obedient in that I pray that he would “rise up on wings like eagles”. Bring hope to him and bless his obedience to Your Word. Amen.

    I look forward to hearing from you Alexander.

  • Michael Jantzen Michael Jantzen says:

    Hi Rachel. I’ve also had times of doubt. I believe God doesn’t want us to be constantly worried about being saved. He wants us to live confidently in our secure salvation. This article called “How to know I’m really saved” may really help you: http://thelife.com/challenges/how-to-know-im-really-saved Please let me know your thoughts so we can talk. Take care.

  • Rachel says:

    How can I tell if I am saved? I have experienced losing faith several times. How can I know for sure? Is there something I can do or pray to know for certain?

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Hi Mari, thanks for having the courage to share your feelings of being abandoned by God here. Can I ask you some questions? I want to get a better understanding of why you are feeling the way you are. What led you to have a strong belief in Jesus? What kinds of things would you talk to Jesus about? What kinds of things did you hear from Him? How did you know it was Jesus who was answering you?

  • Tammy says:

    I do think God is real and I pray for him to show up in my life but nothing every happens. I feel he loves all of us but I’m not one of his chosen people. Every door I go to is closed. My heart is breaking my mind is at overload. Some times i just pray for death. I cant carry on like this anymore but no clue as to how to make god show up in my life. I would love to just lay down and give up but can’t do that either. So their is no door open. I am so ready for things to change can’t go on like this anymore.

  • Teddy says:

    I don’t quite know where to start with this. But here it goes.
    I have been quite skeptical recently over the existence of God, and to put it in short I need some help in regards to believing in Him. I have been doing significant amounts of research to try and strengthen my faith yet all I ever come up with is more evidence contradicting a God. I have always been a Christian and I feel my faith slipping from my once strong grasp. Many things in Christianity are quite debatable and hard to believe in. There are some contradictory subjects in the Bible and the majority of the science I have learned goes against things stated in the Bible.

    I want to believe in God and I don’t want to lose my faith. I am seeking Jesus once more and I want to have the strong faith I once did. I have already asked some friends but my opinion has not been swayed. Please reassure me that God is real and help me strengthen my faith if you can.

    Keep in mind I am not trying to debate anything, I simply want guidance towards seeking God.

    Thanks,

    Teddy

  • Alexander McIntosh says:

    I love God with all my heart I know he is real but I am just having a really hard time believing I don’t really know what’s my purpose. Every time I find a way to get better at something I find myself going 2 steps back I know he has a plan for me I just need him to show me the way I just really need his help.

  • Mari says:

    I am a Christian and a strong believer in Jesus, I use to talk to HIM and I would get a respond either via the bible or somebody,lately it feel like I cant hear or get any respond when I talk to the LORD. everything that can go wrong is going wrong. It feel as if GOD has abandon me. has GOD close the doors for me.

  • Sharon Sharon says:

    to Laura– thank you for your openness about your doubts about God and your experiences, I also face doubt about God I think what if I go to heaven and there is no heaven and what I believed in was for nothing, prayer father God I pray for Laura and her questioning you I pray for Christians that believe in you to come across her path to encourage her and give her dreams and visions that you love her and to show her that you are real and to reveal yourself to her whatever she can feel or see it that she knows that you are real and you do have a good plan for her life I pray all of this in JESUS name amen, I am praying for you Laura from sharon

  • Laura says:

    I used to be very religious, but for years I have felt so distanced from faith because I’ve seen such hypocrisy from so many self-professed Christians. I’ve found it hard to reconcile the intolerance and hate I see and hear from those people with the love and peace that I want to be at the center of my life. Recently, and for the first time in a LONG time, I’m feeling like there might be a way to have faith and be different from the religious people with whom I’ve had such negative interactions, but I’m not sure where to even begin with that. I’m not sure if I even believe in God now or what that would mean for my life. I want the comfort and peace that I know can come with faith and spirituality, but again, I’m just not even sure where to start. Have any of you faced doubts like this?

  • Laura says:

    I used to be very religious, but for years I have felt so distanced from faith because I’ve seen such hypocrisy from so many self-professed Christians. I’ve found it hard to reconcile the intolerance and hate I see and hear from those people with the love and peace that I want to be at the center of my life. Recently, and for the first time in a LONG time, I’m feeling like there might be a way to have faith and be different from the religious people with whom I’ve had such negative interactions, but I’m not sure where to even begin with that. I’m not sure if I believe in God anymore, or what that would even mean for my life. Have any of you faced doubts like this?

  • Jamie Jamie says:

    Hi Mary, you ask a good question, the answer of which I learned from my math teacher. I know that sounds like an unlikely theological source but let me show you what I mean. In math I was taught that this symbol ? represents infinity. My math teacher taught me that infinity divided in half is still infinity (?/2=?) We continued to work explore ? and found that if you try to divide it by any number the answer always is ?. God is an infinite God, without any limits. If you try to divide Him in half, you still have an infinite God. If you try to divide God into the number of people who have ever lived in all of history there is still an infinite God for each and every one of us. Pretty amazing, don’t you think?!

    Lord God, I pray that Mary would experience Your unlimited love and Your unlimited attention on her. Help her to find the same comfort that David felt when he wrote “Where can I go from Your Presence? Wherever I go, You are there.” (Psalm 139) Let her realize that You are with her, leading and guiding every moment so that she can accomplish the purpose for which You created her. Amen.

    Hey Mary, if you have any more math problems let me know :)

  • Mary says:

    It’s very very difficult to find personal God. To come to conclusion that God is here right for me. There are so many people. Why me?

  • Vanessa says:

    To Hanny, when people argue w you about whether or not God exists…tell them what He has done for you and your family. He washed us with His blood and gave us a testimony. That testimony is proof…you are proof of His works. My testimony would be that He made a horrible relationship w my then cheating drug addict boyfriend into a loving and happy marriage where my husband is faithful, loyal, loving and drug free…with both of our kids that praise the Lord and sing worship music and ask to go to church. I thank Him everyday and know without a shadow of doubt that He is real because of what He’s done for our family and nothing could ever change that for me. Maybe you believe because your spirit craves and believes in Him. You have a seed that has been planted and watered and will continue to be watered because of the way you were brought up. When it comes down to it…it’s about faith…faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. You can’t explain it but you know it’s real, your spirit knows it’s real, everything in you knows it’s real. When you see the picture w your blindfold off it’s real, when you see the picture the way the world does…it’s not logical, we need scientific evidence, that is not faith. I say keep on with your faith Hanny, use your testimony as proof of His works in you and your family! I love ypu, God bless!

  • hanny says:

    well, here’s the problem i know that i believe in God but i still don’t know why do i believe in God and it makes me feel sad. My mom is a strong believers and always go to the church, do many services to people and help them. I still don’t know why do i believe in God but i know that he is exist and when someone come to me and try to argue with me whether God is exists or not, i can’t explain in to them that God is exist, please help me thank you GBY :) and please excuse my english..

  • Urbrother says:

    To Rachael my sister in The Christ. Like the saying goes…You can’t see the forest for the trees. The proof of God is all around you. Stop believing in God and just believe God. Stop seeking signs. Jesus warned us that an adulterous nation seeks after signs. When you pray, pray for the insight to recognize the whispers of the Spirit. We must approach God in prayer with sincere heartfelt repentance. King David teaches us this in Psalm 51:16,17. To read what he did it will be found in 2Samuel 11. Continue in prayer, build your faith and act on it for faith without works is dead. Let your faith shine forth for all to see as exampled to us in Luke 11:33. I pray for you Rachael and for all the lost sheep of the world. Amen.

  • Sharon Sharon says:

    to Ana God is every where with you too all the time but it is for fellowship with other believers that we go to church if your parents church doesn’t suit you how about finding a church with young people that you can attend and feel more at home there with people more your age would that be a possibility for you to think about and would your parents agree to you going elsewhere with people more your age so you can fit in and feel more apart of it I am praying for you God I pray that Ana will feel you in her life and you do love her with an everlasting love I pray all of this in JESUS name amen from sharon

  • Ana says:

    I know i believe in God but I can’t bring myself to believe in any institutionalized form of worship.I have growing contempt towards Church.They say you feel God there but frankly going to church leaves me more frustrated.I can’t even concentrate on the sermons.I chant every prayer but in such a mechanical way that it leaves me feeling bereft and ashamed of myself!.Nothing comes from the heart..That makes me wonder Why I go there anymore.The answer is ..you’ll be branded a degraded Godless person !! I don’t do it for me anymore .My parents are strong believers and going to church is there moment of ultimate bliss and enlightenment.Tell them that I don’t want to go and all they’ll say is that your wasting God’s blessing and that you’ve become a Godless child..You have become insensitive and you have altered from path of righteousness..yada yada..!Like really?? does God have to be the one in the church?I know church is a form of fellowship and glue to bind us together..but the more i visit the church the more I feel alienated.I find it more as a gossip den..I can’t even associate with anyone. I have lost faith in religion. I know a supreme power must exist..but Ijust can’t bring myself to believe it !

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