What if I Have No Faith?

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We all have Faith.
We exercise Faith every day whether we are at home, in the car, or on the job. Just think: you and countless strangers drive way too fast and pass within a handshake of each other without a second thought! You don’t know whether they’ll stay in their lane…you have Faith that they will.

Faith is believing despite having incomplete evidence.
Most of us have trouble with “incomplete evidence”. We try to control every part of our lives, and exercising our Faith means giving up some control. When we trust, we give a measure of control away. We do this every time we sit in a chair. If we demanded proof of the chair’s strength, we’d never sit! Instead, we place our Faith in it, not really knowing whether it will collapse.

Faith doesn’t eliminate the need for caution.
An Arab proverb says, “Trust in God, but tie up your camel”. Faith is trusting, but it is not blind trust. Blind trust is dangerous, like driving with your eyes closed. If you drove your car with blind trust, you’d be headed for trouble!

A place to start:

Faith is not closed-minded.
While there is ample evidence for this Faith, there is also evidence that points elsewhere. I know that many do not believe in a Creator, while others believe in a god other than the one found in the Bible.

Faith is a choice.
Sound evidence and sound reasoning are an integral part of Faith…but Faith includes more than that. Remember, Faith is believing despite having incomplete evidence. No one has all of the answers, and so each of us (if we are to believe anything at all) must temporarily suspend final judgement and take a ‘leap of Faith’. I have chosen to take that leap, and so I temporarily suspend final judgement. It is important that we examine all of the evidence, but it is not necessary to make a final determination.

If we view each new piece of evidence as authoritative, we will bend with every wind, fad, and rumor. If we view each new piece of evidence as a threat to our Faith, we will close our eyes to every new truth.

Faith is not static.
Our Faith changes as we change. If we lack knowledge, our Faith is stunted. If we seek knowledge, our Faith can grow strong. Truth doesn’t stand alone…it is surrounded by more Truth. If we seek Truth, we will find it. If we don’t seek Truth, we become victims of our own ignorance. So, seek Truth. Look for it everywhere, because that’s where it is. Don’t be foolish and believe everything…and don’t be cynical and believe nothing. Go with what you know, and take the rest one step at a time. You might actually like it!


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Amy J Richardson
Amy J Richardson
February 9, 2018 9:54 am

I am a 40 year old female with years of heartache, loss and anger inside me. I am not sure what I believe. I am angry for the losses I have endured and I don’t want to feel this way anymore. I have recently made the choice to go through counseling. I feel not having any faith could keep me from healing but I am not sure how to go about this. Please don’t judge me. I simply found this on a google search and wanted some advice. I am not sure if I pick up a bible and start reading or what to do. I don’t feel I am ready yet to just go to a church on Sunday because I am so lost.

M a h l o n Denmark the Enmark mahlon Denmark
M a h l o n Denmark the Enmark mahlon Denmark
May 19, 2018 3:09 am

Lo anyone that calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. After you believe and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior continue and ask God for forgiveness. For it is the goodness of God that leads you to the Lord. He’s the only one that forgives he’s the only one that loves without failure God’s love cannot be equaled. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that I’m so ever believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life. Do not accept what I’m saying is truth Look up the word in the Bible. You can look up one word and I’ll give you. Look up believe and it will give you the scriptures read it for yourself believe what the scriptures say it is important for you to be in love with God or God loves you you were born for such an hour as this so accept accept Jesus believe Jesus trust Jesus Jesus will never fail. I love you I don’t know who you are but I can tell you one thing God bless through his son Jesus Christ. My email is Denmark m a h l o n at gmail.com.

Alan
Alan
August 24, 2018 7:55 am

I read this article and I too don’t have any faith. I’m not sure what to do about it. I’ve attended church all my life and I’m now 52. I’ve attended church every Sunday for the past 8 years and read the Bible almost daily. I don’t understand any of the sermons and don’t understand what I read in the Bible. I meet one on one with my pastor and I still can’t understand any of it. My girlfriend who is a Christian and I have conversations for hours. I still don’t understand what Jesus did and what his purpose is. I can’t understand how the crucifixion forgives sin. I have no faith in it. Evolution is scientific fact and we weren’t created. God doesn’t communicate to us and gives us no sign of his existence.

Danny
Danny
January 13, 2021 11:55 pm

I am 71 and have prayed all my life, like to make my marriage work, to please save a certain child, cure my cancer, and a million other things, and I cant think of just one prayer that was ever answered. So how can one have faith in someone who only stands by and do nothing while people, even innocent children suffer. All that does is turn people against Him and hate

Kittie
Kittie
February 25, 2021 12:45 pm

Hello,
I was raised in church and I know Jesus saved me when I was a child but as an adult I am really struggling. I have this fear that I thought the unpardonable sin, I had thoughts that were in that category, as soon as I realized it I immediately began asking forgiveness but I fear it is too late. I pray a lot asking forgiveness but I cannot feel it anymore like I used to. I have sought counseling for this from minister and religious mentors and they all say the same thing, but, I cannot seem to get past it. How can I be saved if I am saved by faith and I do not have the faith to believe that I am forgiven. I believe Jesus forgives everyone, except me. I feel because of those thoughts I cannot be forgiven. I do feel conviction though, if I do something I know God doesn’t like I feel convicted, I fear God and do not want to go to hell, but I feel so lost and weary, very, very, weary. Any ideas?

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