It is hard to have faith in God for many reasons. Some people are not sure they want to believe, and some people think that it would be too easy if they did. Other people feel like their life has been unfair, so why should they get rewarded? For those of you who are struggling with why there seems to be no answer or why it feels impossible, here are a few things that might help you find your way back to faith.
Read the Bible
The Bible is the Word of God and it helps us find peace when there's chaos, certainty when there's uncertainty and faith when there is fear. It is food to our spirit. If we don't make the time to read and meditate on scriptures, all our being will be dry and it will be very hard to find faith in God.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). Sometimes it becomes very hard to have faith because all we hear is negativity through the media, and even through our friends and family at times.
Don't let yourself become dry, make time to read the bible and meditate in God's word. As you start to hear His Word, your faith will increase and it will become easy to have faith in God.
Pray more often
Prayer plays a key part in the believer. It positions ourselves to receive from God.
It is through prayer that we can hear from the Holy Spirit and receive His instructions for our personal life.
Not making time for prayer, sets us up for chaos, as it becomes very difficult to see the solution to a problem. Through prayer, you give permission to the Holy Spirit to operate in your life and you'll receive the peace of God that surpasses all understanding.
Have a look at Philippians 4:6-7, Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Even in the midst of chaos you can receive the peace of God as you pray and make your requests known to God, for He cares for you and is able to turn your chaos into victory!
Find a community
Finding a community of believers is important for the believer. It is through fellowship with other believers, that we become stronger in our faith. Without a strong community of believers who are walking the same path as you are, it will be hard to find why to have faith in God.
We need each other for encouragement and accountability on this journey. We need people around us who understand why it's important to have faith in God.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 tells us, Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. Find a community of believers who are walking the same path as you are, and your faith will grow stronger!
At times it can be difficult to have faith in God because we are constantly bombarded with negative news, fear, doubt, unbelief (the list goes on!). This is why it is so important to not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2) Make time to read the Bible, pray in the presence of the Holy Spirit and surround yourself with people of faith. You'll see how it will become easier to have faith in God.