When I was younger, I always had trouble believing in Jesus. My mom would take me to church every Sunday and I would listen to the pastor’s sermons, but something about it never quite clicked for me. I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea that Jesus was real and that he had died for our sins. It all just seemed so far-fetched.
But then, when I was about 13 years old, something happened that changed everything. My grandfather passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. It was a really tough time for our family, but my mom stayed strong and kept her faith in God. Watching her go through that experience made me realize that there must be something more to this whole religion thing than I had originally thought.
Since then, I’ve been on my own journey of faith. I’ve read the Bible and other religious texts, and I’ve talked to people of different faiths about their beliefs. And while I still don’t have all the answers, I have come to believe that there is something bigger than us out there. Something that created this world and everything in it. That’s what I choose to put my faith in.
I was born into this world as a Christian and have been raised in the Christian faith. I may not have understood anything about it when I was little, but as I got older, I began to learn all there is to know about God and how I should respond to Him.
I remember going to church every Sunday with my family and learning about Jesus and His teachings. I would hear stories about how Jesus healed people and performed miracles and I was always in awe of His power. As I grew older, I started to understand more about what it means to have faith in God.
I think that the biggest thing that helped me develop my faith was when I faced trials and tribulations in my life. There were times when things were really tough and I didn’t know how I was going to make it through. But, each time, I turned to God and prayed for His help. And, each time, He answered my prayers in some way. He gave me the strength to keep going even when things were tough.
But it wasn’t that simple, even though I began my education in a Christian institution. It strengthened my religion, but not as much owing to the numerous temptations and difficulties I encountered along the way. When I was a member of the choir singing during mass at school, I first came closer to God. However, something strange happened; perhaps it’s because when I changed schools in secondary level.
I feel like I’m losing my faith little by little. I still believe Jesus is our savior. He sacrificed his life to save us from our sins. Jesus knows what we are going through and He will always be there for us no matter what happens. We just need to have faith and trust in Him. Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us. Amen.
Faith is not only about believing that Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross for our sins, but it is also about living a life according to His teachings. It’s about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s about surrendering our lives to Him and following His commands.
“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1).
“For we live by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).
These verses from the Bible show us that faith is important. We need to have faith in Jesus Christ and His promises. We need to trust Him even when we can’t see Him or don’t understand what He is doing.
When we have faith in Jesus Christ, we are changed. Our lives are no longer about ourselves but about serving God and others. We become more patient, kind, loving, and compassionate. Our focus is no longer on earthly things but on heavenly things.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is– His good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).
If you have not yet surrendered your life to Jesus Christ, I encourage you to do so today. He is waiting with open arms to forgive you and give you new life. All you need to do is ask Him.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Jesus died on the cross for our sins so that we could have eternal life. That is the greatest act of love ever. Jesus is the only way to know God. He is the only way to have eternal life.
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).
If you put your faith in Jesus Christ, you will be saved from your sins and will have eternal life. If you reject Jesus Christ, you will remain in your sins and will perish. The choice is yours.
I had been kicked out of the group, and I no longer had access to my regular spot. There were no more monthly masses or memories for me to attend. However, I am certain in my faith, which is still within me. Because of all of my sins and behaviors, I can’t properly flow with it. It has gotten a little smaller. While attending mass, I might get lazy; I don’t always pay attention to my parents; and I’m envious of my sister and brother constantly.
Even though I know that Jesus is always with me, and that he will never leave me, it doesn’t seem like it when my life feels so off balance.
But even in the roughest of times, I remember Jesus. I remember his teachings and what he did for us. And no matter how much sin or darkness surrounds me, Jesus will always be my light. My faith in him has never wavered, even when everything else in my life seems to be falling apart. Because Jesus is the only constant thing in my life, and I know that as long as I have him, I will be okay.