Struggling With My Faith

My Story of Struggling With Faith

My name is Heather and this is my story:

I've always been a devoted Christian and have always believed in the word of God, but a few months ago God opened my eyes and showed me that I hadn't been acting on his word like I was supposed to. I'd distanced myself from Him without even realizing it, and it only took a second for Him to show me this.

Since then, for the past few months, I've been struggling with my faith and trying to increase it. I've been praying to God every day, and even though my prayers have been answered and my faith has increased a lot since I first started on this spiritual journey, I still felt lost and incomplete. My mind would overthink things and make me question my religion despite how much I believed in God. I decided to look up an online counselor of sorts for some one-on-one help since I've never spoken to anyone about my struggles before, but then I came across this website.

I Felt an Incredible Relief

I signed up and gave it a try and was in shock at how incredibly kind my hope coach was! They gave me advice and showed me that what I've been feeling is absolutely normal and was even kind enough to pray with me (by their own suggestion, actually)!

After signing off with them I felt an incredible amount of relief and feel like I've gained a lot more faith in God after this. I know my journey is not over, just yet, and I still have a ways to go, but having this conversation with the coach inspired me and helped me to grow in my faith through just a single conversation.

I'm definitely going to come back soon!

If you're struggling with rebuilding your faith, check out our faith topic page for resources and help.

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One comment on “Struggling With My Faith”

  1. Take a lesson from the apostle Peter. He was an impulsive. When no words were needed, he spoke anyway. He acted without thinking. He appointed himself the most devout apostle. "Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you." He said. Then he denied even knowing Jesus three times. And yet, he is the pillar of the church. Jesus forgave him and gave him as many chances as he needed. His faith waned when he tried to walk on water. Yet he was given the keys to heaven. What couldn't be done by man was done for man by and through Jesus. Like Peter, we are impulsive and lose faith. We don't think before we do. But we are assured of forgiveness if we truly seek it and we are assured the guidance of the Holy Spirit if we let it.

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