“If God really exists, why won’t He step in to solve the world’s problems?”
Many Catholics who want to know more about their faith eventually ask this question. Some might call it wrong to question God’s motives, so if you feel guilty about asking this question, know that it’s perfectly okay. Knowing more about your faith requires such questions to be asked–and answered.
Finding the answer to questions about faith can be a scary journey. Very few guides exist on how to survive the loss of faith, because it is often a subjective and personal process, and one-size-fits all solutions almost never work. Granted, it can help to gain the acknowledgement of others who can help you navigate the world of faith instead running away from it. You need to embrace what’s happening to your faith with honesty, and rely on church leaders and family members who can help you understand what you’re going through.
Aside from visiting a local church such as Old St. Marys Detroit and talking to a priest or church leader, here are four things you can do when you struggle to understand your relationship with God.
- Continue reading the Bible. The Holy Book is replete with stories of losing faith. God may speak into your life through these stories.
- Acknowledge what you are thinking and feeling. Write them down if you must. This can help you identify the real issues behind your diminishing faith.
- Don’t make any hasty decisions. Wait in patience as God continues to help you grow.
The important thing is you learn how to face your struggles, and remember that God cares about you regardless of what you believe. Below are three Bible verses for those who are losing faith.
Hebrews 10:22-23 “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”
John 1 3:19-20 “By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.”
John 1 4:4 “Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
If you want somebody to talk to about what you’re going through, don’t hesitate to visit a local church such as Old St. Marys Detroit. They may not have the answers you’re looking for, but they can certainly pray with you and be the steadying presence that you need in your life right now.
7 Bible Verses About Losing Faith, Patheos.com