5 Steps to Reclaiming Your Faith
Are you feeling lost in your faith? Maybe you've been questioning your beliefs or doubting your ability to live a godly life. If so, you're not alone. Many people go through times of doubt and unbelief. But the good news is that it is possible to reclaiming faith. Here are five steps to help you do just that:
1. Have an Attitude of Gratitude
When screens constantly provide fake representations of fulfillment, purpose, and joy, it can be difficult to feel grateful. Dissatisfaction rules when our minds are bombarded with pointless information or focus on what we do not have rather than being grateful for what we do have.
Because it prevents us from appreciating the blessings in our lives, discontentment is a cruel and swift thief of wonder hence weakening our faith. The blessings are always present, even when they are difficult to see. Every believer is granted salvation, eternal life, a place in God's family, and the Holy Spirit; hardships or circumstances cannot take these things away.
2. Bring Your Questions and Your Doubts
We'll have concerns, and uncertainty will try to take hold. And if we resist allowing the Bible to lead us back to the truth - if we start to distance ourselves from the local church out of concern that others will witness our struggle or that word of our doubts will get out - we will only get more dejected and our faith becomes weaker.
Jesus didn't worry about what people thought of him. With Thomas, the woman at the well, and the father who cried out, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief," he showed patience (Mark 9:24). He will also be patient with you.
3. Humble Yourself
There is a straightforward first step toward wonder. The greater your sense of self-worth, the less you will appreciate God's majesty. John the Baptist understood, "He [Jesus] must become larger; I must become less," and we do the same when we spend our lives in that way (John 3:30).
So we turn our attention away from ourselves and toward Jesus. As we learn more about him, we also become more conscious of the things that set us apart from him. However, when we realize our shortcomings, we also see his forgiveness and start to feel free. We start to realize the infinite beauty of God's glory when we yield our will to the one who made us and out faith in turn becomes stronger.
4. Read the Book of Psalms
The Psalms provide instructions on how to worship God and have faith in Him. We can discover the answers to our most pressing queries in the book of Psalms. For instance, Psalm 8 explains "who I am" and "why I am here." The book of Psalms recounts the experiences of real people who faced difficulties and how they applied God's insight to their circumstances. When we are experiencing joy, anguish, or sorrow, the book of Psalms meets us there. Because it contains the thoughts and sentiments of actual people, the book of Psalms carries us through every stage of life. The Psalms serve as the Bible's diaries.
5. Talk to God About It
It can be easy to feel like you've lost your faith. Life has dealt you a series of difficult blows, or perhaps you've just been going through the motions without connecting to your spirituality. If you find yourself in this situation, it's important to remember that there is always a way back. One of the best ways to reclaim your faith is by talking to God about it through prayer. In prayer, you can express your doubts and fears and ask for guidance and strength. What's more, prayer can be a form of self-care, giving you time to slow down and reflect on what's truly important to you. If you're looking for a way to reconnect with your faith, consider starting a conversation with God today.
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