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A Journey From Doubt to Faith -Trusting God No Matter What!

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If God gives us a promise, even if it appears impossible, we should trust him regardless of the circumstances. He will not break his word. Although I am confident in God’s word, there are still days when I feel alone and outnumbered, ten thousand to one.

It is hard for me to resist drowning in exhaustion, like being buried in a grave. During these times, I am fighting an enemy that is constantly trying to destroy my hope, my belief. When facing everyday struggles that seem impossible to handle, faith in God provides comfort and aid in overcoming them.

The will to maintain the courage to fight may seem unlikely on some days, but the promises of God give his children the strength to persevere. We go through hard times by trusting God through the demands of life.

Throughout your life, you will face hard times. You cannot always understand why they happen. Faith is the only way to know that God is in control when they appear. You can trust that he will give you the strength to get through the tribulations because he knows how long they will last.

The Bible shares in 2 Peter 1: 4. (KJV) “it gives Whereby unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption is in the world through lust.”

It is sometimes difficult to trust God’s word. There are also times when we look back on our lives without praying, and it seems like all life offer is complex suffering.

Consider this. Should we face unbearable situations with faith in God, or should we doubt and ignore them, hoping they will disappear?

However, despite the arguments of logic, and the reasonable doubts that enter our minds, we can still trust in God’s faithfulness...and His promises, despite circumstances.

The Bible is a guide to our journey of faith that God has given to us. It assists us in taking the correct path to the journey of faith through fasting, praying, trusting, reading, and believing in the word of God, regardless of what life throws at us.

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From Doubt to Faith; Trusting God no matter what

Looking back on the journey, I’ve traveled to overcome doubt to faith; it started at an early age. However, being a curious child, I felt that I was only exploring life.

A journey is taking definite steps to begin recovery, to overcome all issues. My journey from doubt to faith started when I loved to read at an early age of seven; that when I was remarkably impressed after reading so many examples of doubt in the Bible.

I remember thinking for the bible to include so many examples of double in it. That must be clear that God has more tolerance of doubt than most people in the churches.
By the age of twelve, I was a committed Child of God.

However, despite my commitment to God and my involvement in the church, I still had doubts about my faith’s walk with Him.

Instantly, after reading, I Thessalonians 5:10; I believed that Jesus died, that we might live through him, but I was still haunted and ask myself questions like, Am I living for God? Does God love me? Did God give his son that I might live?

Did Jesus die for my sins? Alternatively, did someone make this all up? Being a young babe in Christ, I did not understand how I allowed doubt to enter my faith’s walk with Christ.
Especially since doubt was not an acceptable part of being a Christian in the church I attend.

The first time, I shared my uncertainty with an authority figure in the church I was told, “My dear, you just need assurance.” I did not feel that was what I need in finding the answers to my questions.

What helped me in my search for solutions was experiencing God’s actual presence being with me during the worst of times.

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Thinking back to a time when my life took a detour, shaking my faith and leaving me unsure, afraid, of what might happen to me, still, despite how helpless I felt; I am never genuinely incapable, and I am so safe and can rest in his reliable hands.

An incident that helped me to transfer doubt to faith; occurred in one of my darkest times. I can remember crying out to God. I was in my early twenty; I made an enormous step to move many miles from my childhood home without a job depending solely on my husband.

I did not like the location; it was small and quiet, and annoying, I felt lonely and afraid, there was nothing for me to do, I did not know anyone, my husband hunted much; it was like a hobby to him, and he knew almost everybody.

However, he did not realize the loneliness and emptiness I felt inside. As a result, one day as he went out hunting, sadness overcame me; so I cry out loud to God; as I cried, I can remember feeling the warmness of his presence coming and comfort me within minutes.

It formed my faith from me crying out to Him on my knees, and on that very day, God heals me from loneliness. I trust him, treasure him, and I no longer felt broken; I was healed from emotional wounds and freed from codependent, and I became my self-made God-fearing woman.

Shortly after, I seek to support myself, which helps me develop healthy boundaries.

From that experience, I learn no pain, sadness, or distress is outside of God’s control, and power to heal. There are ways to turn doubt to faith: Doubt can be an agonizing tug of war with the heart and the mind.

Although, uncertainty is something almost every person has experienced at some point or time. The big question is. “how does a person turn doubt to faith?

Doubt is something that will make you miss a window of opportunity. And yet, how can someone turn it to trust? I am no expert, but I can recommend some things that have been helpful to me in my journey from doubt to faith.

First, I wish to encourage those who are in doubt by saying, God is not like people in most churches, He truthful to His children. For those who question God, He believes in you, even when you do not think so Him.

To share an example of how God keeps His promise that most would not consider possible; He promised Sara a son in her old age. Even Sara herself laughed at the word God pledged to her.

Sara grinned and doubted because she thought she was too old to give birth to a child. Although Sara doubts, at first, that did not mean God will not keep his promise. He kept his word, and Isaac was born.

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Is it a threat not to face our doubts?

I have struggled with doubt more times than I can remember, but I have learned that it is not sinful, but it can hinder spiritual growth.

A person’s life will become toxic if they cannot face and solve the issue. When I was a child, I heard that doubt is a sin. Being a member of a church with little room for questions made it difficult to overcome doubt.

While growing up in a church like that, I learned to adapt. “Don’t doubt, just believe.” I learned on my journey to turn doubt into a faith that people who do not resolve the doubt, allow them to come back in a new, toxic form; questioning the foreseeable parts of their lives.

People who tried religion (faith) but found it disappointing. What can I say to them? Faith is a journey. It takes time, and it is best to discuss all doubts openly.

When I was a child, I observed that most Christians tend not to express their doubts publicly. Most Christians struggle with doubt because they believe it is a sin.

One must speak openly about doubts to resolve unresolved issues and know the danger of not dealing with them. In addition, one must know their role in faith and be honest with themselves.

Some people live on the borderlands of faith. Being true to faith means learning to ignore what you see. The Bible states that “But without faith, it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrew 11: 6 (KJV)

The people who are honest about their entire spiritual journey have faith and trust that God will always be there for them. If you want to verify a claim like this, fast, pray, and read the Bible every day.

The Bible states that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. (KJV). To have faith, you cannot be a Borderlands person or wonder whether faith is in an unseen world of a dream.

People in the borderlands spent a great deal of time believing that faith exists in a world no one can see, but faith does not deceive us into thinking a world exists that doesn’t. Consider this verse: “For we walk by faith, NOT by sight” 2 Corinthians 5: 7 (KJV)

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As someone who grew in faith, I learned that when God gives someone a new beginning, it often starts with a poor beginning and ends with a terrifying challenge, the latter of which leads to a happy ending.

We find it difficult to explain why we should continue to believe. As soon as doubts enter my mind, I read the Bible passages dealing with uncertainty, such as Ecclesiastes, Job, Lamentations, Habakkuk, Ruth, and Psalms.

Maybe some people become religious from their upbringing, or they find church a religiously inspiring place each Sunday because of their upbringing. They, however, would not know what to say if asked to give reasons for their faith.

I asked myself, “If I convinced another of my faith, what would I say?” After considering what to say, I want to answer the question as if I wrote a book titled; “A Doubter’s Guide to Faith.”

Starting by sharing, there are two kinds of doubts that Christian people struggle with the most. Spiritual doubt; the type of uncertainty experienced by those in the church; doubts like - should I believe, should I feel guilty if I do not, Am I a true Christian, why is my prayer not working, and why did God abandon me?

Second, contextual doubts, the type of uncertainty that deals with all the “whys” of life. Why is my life such a mess, why do good people have to die before evil ones, why am I struggling so hard when I know I am God’s child, why did God take my mother so early in my life, why did my sister hurt me when I trust her more than life.

On my journey of faith, these are the tough questions I asked God. Also, these are the most common questions; asked at the connection between biblical doctrine and the pain of living in a sinful world.

I learn to talk to God about my spiritual doubts, and they ultimately become knowledgeable doubts. I found myself at an uplifting place; as a result, all my misgivings co-develop, and I received answers to my questions.

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During difficult times, we must trust God. Especially when we feel lost and unsure of where God is leading us, it is possible for Him to lift the heaviest weight in our life, especially when we are at our lowest. We will reach the end of our journey based on our willingness to exercise faith during tough times. There are two ways we can embrace faith when everything goes wrong; one, we can choose to wait patiently for God, despite our fears.

Alternatively, two, we can choose to reject God with many questions. Rather than running away from God with problems, I recommend you pray God will lead you to a place where you can seek him with all of your heart and learn to trust him.

Throughout my journey of doubt to faith, God gave me the strength to trust Him, no matter what. It was a challenging journey from doubt to faith, as I found strength in God, not in my abilities or resources faced with trying circumstances.

God made my feet surefooted and steadied that I may face the challenges ahead. I want my end trip to be one of trusting God, no matter what, and searching for Him no matter what, even when suffering and experiencing much sorrow along the way.

By seeking God from beginning to end, I learn how and when to leave the Valley of Fear; fear prevents you, but faith guides you.

I am on a journey that brings me to higher roads where I can walk in trust and depend solely on God for strength. Because I walked a path marked by much sorrow and suffering, it forced me to trust God so He could lift me when I was down.

I learned to trust God when there was nothing; I stopped believing in material possessions but learned to trust him regardless of circumstances. Because I know my blessing is on the way.

Doubt to faith; trusting God regardless of what happens is a beautiful journey. It is not an easy road, but a worthy one that God opens to all who seek Him with all of their heart.

Whether you are finding your journey, let me encourage you to examine any visible signs of God’s presence or favor on your journey from doubt to faith.

Even though the path is difficult, I have walked it, and the best part is that I can talk to God about all my struggles. It will become apparent to you that God is not weak; he can handle all challenges. Staying attached to the larger body of Christ will lead you to a place where you can trust God, no matter what life throws at you.

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The Major Faiths (concise table)

 JudaismChristianityBuddhismHinduismIslam  

Founder

The Hebrew leader Abraham founded Judaism around 2000 B.C. Moses gave the Jews the Torah around 1250 B.C

Jesus Christ, who was crucified around A.D. 30 in Jerusalem.

Siddhartha Gautama, called the Buddha, in the 4th or 5th century B.C. in India.

Hinduism has no founder. The oldest religion, it may date to prehistoric times.

Muhammad, who was born in A.D. 570 at Mecca, in Saudi Arabia

 

 

How Many Gods

one

one

None, but there are enlightened beings (Buddhas)

Many (all gods and goddesses are considered different forms of one Supreme Being.)

One

 

 

Holy Writings

The most important are the Torah, or the first five books of Moses. Others include Judaism's oral tradition, the written form of which is known as the Talmud.

The Bible is the main sacred text of Christianity

The most important are the Tripitaka, the Mahayana Sutras, Tantra, and Zen texts.

The most ancient are the four Vedas.

The Koran is the sacred book of Islam

 

 

Beliefs

Jews believe in the laws of God and the words of the prophets. In Judaism, however, actions are more important than beliefs.

Jesus taught love of God and neighbor and a concern for justice.

The Four Noble Truths: (1) all beings suffer; (2) desire—for possessions, power, and so on—causes suffering; (3) desire can be overcome; and (4) the path that leads away from desire is the Eightfold Path (the Middle Way).

Reincarnation states that all living things are caught in a cycle of death and rebirth. Life is ruled by the laws of karma, in which rebirth depends on moral behavior.

The Five Pillars, or main duties, are: profession of faith; prayer; charitable giving; fasting during the month of Ramadan; and pilgrimage to Mecca at least once.

 

 

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