It's not stable

@averygirl72 (16617)
Philippines
April 5, 2013 6:39pm CST
Is your faith stable? I definitely have to have faith with a bigger life force because I see myself quite a weakling. I have confidence but it's not so big. I am always fearful too of new things so I really need faith. I come at a point that I don't want to believe in God anymore. I stop going to church, i never say any prayer during the day plus I'm indifferent to my bible. I mean I used to read it but suddenly I look at it as totally useless. But today my faith is back. Sometimes it's so high, sometimes it's totally zero.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
6 Apr 13
I think that happens to everyone, to a certain degree anyway. Even pastors and others we tend to look up to, have their down times. I can't tell you why, because I think there are many possible reasons. The important thing is to realize that you don't face anything that many, many others have faced and that God won't let you go so far that you are lost if you trust in Him. You CAN trust in Him even in those dark times when you don't want to pray or hear Him. It's a choice we make and we can all make the choice. I went through a very long period of nothing. No prayer life, no fellowship, no Bible except in spurts. I mean a long time - like six years. It would bother me at times and I would feel desperate about it, but it was like God just wasn't around and I'd go back to not caring. One day when I was driving alone, I started singing an old song that is based on Psalm 25: Unto to Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. Oh, my God, I trust in thee..." and I couldn't sing that part because I knew that I didn't trust in Him. I "heard" Him ask "Will you trust me?" Wow. That opened a flood. See... God won't leave you, even if you leave Him. Unless and until you actually tell Him to go away and that you will not believe in Him any more, He won't turn you loose. When things get bad, just remember that. People say we have to have faith and they say that we have to keep praying, but I say that all we have to do is trust God to take care of us all the way. He will. We can't do anything to make that any better.
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
So for me the longest is one year. Things are going bad in my life and like why I do I have to believe when he don't seem to care? The bible used to be my friend but that times I just push it away. I even come to think that it's about time I don't care about morality anymore or mind if someone up there knows the bad things I would like to do. I want to be an atheist but then things get better.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 Apr 13
I think we all go through times when our faith is not as strong as other times. It is normal, we are human. We get back on track though, and its always good to have a support team so others can keep us on the right track. :)
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
We need people that will boost our faith. I did come to that point.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
6 Apr 13
no offense, but it's really easy to have shaken faith with a religion like christianity.
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Christianity? I mean God himself not religion. My faith in religion was really challenged my faith in God sometimes hot sometimes cold.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
6 Apr 13
sometimes I feel like I don't have any confident and faith to face all the problems in my life and when I have that time, I just gone pray, alone and talk to God so He would give me back my faith He answer my pray if you don't believe in God anymore, I guess I don't know your solution
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
I still believe.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
Everyday, our faith is tested through our different experiences. It may weaken sometimes, but other times it is not. What's important is that we do not completely lose in that faith.
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Yeah, it's tested. I had my weak times too.
• United States
5 Apr 13
I am good right now with mine. I am proud to say this because at one time before it was very rocky for me.
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
That's true sometimes our situation is rocky it's hard to deal with faith.
• Trinidad And Tobago
6 Apr 13
The answer to all of this is prayer every day more and more. Its like climbing a ladder. You start to climb and it may be difficult but the higher you go the more you will see and understand and then comes the day that you get there and you will thank God for bringing you there for it is really a blessed place. Don't be afraid and don't let laziness defeat you. Start trying.
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Uhm I skip the church, I skip religion, I skip the bible but I can't skip some prayers. Maybe that is the reason it was now restored back to it's healthy state.
@cttolledo (5051)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
It's nice to hear that your faith is back already.. I think sometimes losing your faith is meant to happen to make you realize something.. to appreciate more what you believe in..
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Yeah, I can't believe it's back again. When I look back on those days and as of today, I find it so weird. I thought it would never come back.
@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
Well for me, I have to be honest that I don't attend mass or go to church. But I am confident with my faith. I say my prayer every night before I go to sleep. I have faith in God.
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
That's my alibi too.
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
It really depends I think on what you value more, for your faith to be stable or for your faith to be strong. If your faith is stable, it is not being challenged, it does not undergo tremendous amount of struggles. But a strong faith is one that has been through a lot and still survives at the end. I value a faith that grows and develops, and not so much one that never changes.
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Yes, it is because sometimes it is challenged or put to test. When we undergone lots of test and it's still there, it tends to get strong.
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
I also experience losing faith in God and I also dont believe in God before but the days passed by that I really need him and just prayed to him, and he really heard my prayer. that's the time that my faith starting to go back and I believe in him again :)
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Yes, even though I want to believe he don't exist, I still have some faith and keep on praying and wishing when I have no other choice.
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
6 Apr 13
Heavy Laden? - The Word of God says: "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Amen.
I'm a born again Christian; and I'd say my faith is stable. But I'm not always as on fire as I should be. Recently for example, I was in the Word of God a lot for a short period, and it was brought home to me just how vital a part of the Christian life: Holiness, the pursuit of Holiness, should be. I can allow things to slide; by enjoying "The World" too much; in terms of church attendance; in terms of being in the Word on a regular basis. It's very unwise. At the same time, I'm pretty good when it comes to prayer. And I never reach a point where I don't want to believe in God any more; or see the Bible as anything other than the inspired and 100% infallible Word of God. But I struggle with health issues; and my sleep is poor; and I get low, and feel not so good quite often. At times like that, I seek prayer; I get other Christians to pray for me. Matthew 11:28 (KJV): "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Well in the church, leaders feel it when their members are on fire or not on fire with God. They will try to kindle or revive it but time comes it will have to turn cold for a while no matter how hard they do.
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
Sometimes you have to learn how to have faith in yourself first before reviving your faith in God. As the saying goes "God only helps those who help themselves." Believe in yourself so that God would. When you truly believe in your capabilities, you'll develop self-worth, self-trust, and self-confidence. Only by this time that you'll establish your faith with yourself.
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Oh yes, that is something different. When God is faraway, that is the time I really need to trust myself. Maybe he just wants me to trust myself too.
@SIMPLYD (84823)
• Philippines
6 Apr 13
The more that i have problems, the more that i feel close to God, because i rely on HIM when all else fails. I don't know how strong my faith is, but all i know is i call on him everyday of my life, for guidance , help and gratefulness. It's just but ordinary to feel that way my friend. What is important is you don't forget him all together.
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
At some point too, I enjoy coming to God when I have dramas or difficulties. I even forget him when my life is happy happy. But when you serve him like in a church and then things around you are pretty bad, that's a terrible time.
@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
6 Apr 13
I think that as time goes on and we are bombarded with trials and hard times it does make us question our faith. If it is important to us we can keep working on it to make it stronger. It takes effort and for us to remind ourselves of what is important.
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
It's just that when we have trials there is no God, when we have good times there is really a god.