If you are Christian, you likely have an idea of what you want your faith to look like. You probably want it to be strong at all times and allow you to feel comforted. However, the truth is that everyone's faith wavers throughout their lifetime. This can be tough on some people because they are losing a significant source of support if they feel they have to turn away from the Church.
Going through a crisis of faith is not a bad thing because it just shows that you are human. Here are some tips for getting through it.
1. Consider Your Faith as You Would a Job or a Marriage
The first thing that you should do is treat your faith as though it were a job or a marriage. You probably wouldn't allow little things that only happen once in a while to bother you enough to quit your job or abandon your wedding vows. You would probably look for all of the good in the job or the marriage in order to make sure that you are doing everything possible to save it.
Look at your faith the same way. Isolate parts of the Bible that you are comfortable with or parts of the liturgy that still bring your pleasure and warmth. Do everything that you would can to save your faith, in the same way that you would do a marriage or a job. But instead of talking to HR or going to a marriage counselor, talk to your priest and other members of your faith community. Try to figure out what is going wrong so that you can help encourage it to go right.
2. Write Letters to God
Another thing that you could do is try working through your feelings towards God. A common problem that shakes people's faith is that there is so much going wrong in their lives that it seems as though God should intervene but He doesn't.
You might have angry feelings towards God. Write them out. This will make it much easier to help you reconcile your faith.
If you are having a hard time getting started, there are many Christian workbooks on the subject that will help you isolate problems and figure out what you need to be writing to God about. For more information, talk to a company that specializes in workbooks for Christians that are having a hard time with their faith.Share
5 April 2017
From the time I was born to the time I graduated high school, my parents were very overprotective of me and shielded me from all of the "bad" things in the world. When I decided to go to college out of state, they wanted me to stay closer to home, but gave into my wishes eventually. Once I got settled at college, I realized just how attached I was to my parents. I began to feel so homesick that I almost quit before the first semester ended. I decided to visit a counselor to see if she could help me get through the semester, and after just a couple of visits, I began actually enjoying my time away from home. I know there are others in tough situations like I was who need guidance, so I decided to start a blog to share my tips for coping with stressful situations.