faith seems to waver and wane all the time
I am a Christian, even if this post might not make me sound like a very good one!
It’s just my faith seems to waver and wane all the time: sometimes my faith can be so strong, but at other times I find myself even doubting the existance of God.
Don’t get me wrong: time and time again, God has proven his existance to me by answering prayers. But sometimes I just think things like ‘how do i know this is true answer to prayer and not just coincidence?’, ‘how do i know the bible is true’, ‘how i do i know that there is a god if there is no scientific evidence?’
I really am a Christian, but sometimes these doubts creep up on me, and I’m just wondering if any of you experience these, and, if you do, how you deal with them.
Any replies would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
To ebb and flow like waves is a common phenomenon in faith. In the situation of ebb we must be thankful to God that our faith has increased, and when it is in recession it is a sort of testing of faith then we should pray to God and endeavor whole-heatedly that this situation is changed. This is being steadfast on the right path.
When we endeavor our utmost then we are rewarded by God by increasing our level of faith even more than our level at previous stage. Faith in God is endless and this way we advance forward.
I would advise you to earnestly make some sort of following prayer mostly while you are alone.
All praise belongs to God alone, Lord of all the creations and their Sustainer (who knows all situations of heart, mind and soul and in fact is their tuner and healer).In spite of our weaknesses and sins He very mercifully loves us and forgives us. He provides for us out of His mercy before any action proceeds from us, and after we have acted He rewards our action out of His mercy.
He is Gracious, the Merciful and Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help. Guide us along Thy straight path and establish us firmly on it; the path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings, those who have not incurred Thy displeasure, nor of those who went astray and did not reach Thee. Amen.
This would be in accordance with the guidance of Adam, Moses and Jesus – all the true MessengersProphets of God.
Deuteronomy 6:4-10 (King James Version)
4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
10And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not.
Only one God revealed Himself to Moses, and Moses only preached one God.
Matthew 22:37 (King James Version)
King James Version (KJV)
37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Jesus also followed in the footsteps of Moses and confirmed ONENESS of God without any change and implored Him when in distress, in trouble or in need.
I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim