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By   •   October 10, 2011   •   Topics:

Q:

My faith is like a yo-yo, up one minute and down the next. Is this normal for most Christians, or is there something I can do about it? Maybe I'm just an emotional person.


A:

The most important thing I can tell you is that God doesn’t want your walk with Him to be like this. A marriage that’s constantly up and down is unstable and unsatisfying — and so will be our faith.

Yes, you may be more inclined than some people to be like this — but don’t use this as an excuse, or assume that your walk with God must always be like this. God loves you, and His desire is that you grow stronger in your faith and live constantly in the light of His love and truth. The Bible says, “Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways” (Psalm 128:1).

How can you get out of this pattern? First, saturate your mind and heart with the Word of God, the Bible, every day. God gave the Bible to us so we could know Him and His truth. Make the Bible part of your life every day, and when times of doubt or discouragement arise, learn to pray, and to put your trust in the Bible’s truth and not your feelings. God has promised, “I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right” (Isaiah 45:19).

Then ask God to guide you to a church where you won’t only feel at home, but you’ll begin having fellowship with others who can encourage you. We need other believers — and they need us. The Bible says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17).

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7 Comments

  1. DEBRA WYNNS says:

    I REALLY NEED ENCOUARAGEMENT I JUST LOST MY SOULMATE OF 10 AND I NOT TAKING IT WELL HAVE NO ONE TO TALK TOO

  2. IMAKU JOSEPH says:

    FAITHFUL GOD

  3. Nestor Vicente Pomales says:

    I need to learn and also guidance. to achieve a better life.and relationship. with God.I haven’t had much luck these days.But I trust God will move his hand in my favor.amen.

  4. Katie says:

    I relate to this too. I think of it as a roller coaster relationship with God, constantly up and down. I hope by making a better effort to have a daily devotional that maybe my passion for faith will strengthen along with my faith itself. Thank you.

  5. Susan says:

    I became a Christian at the age of 14. All these many years later, why do I have such difficulty with prayer? I feel I have difficulty praying, especially within a group when I am asked to pray. What does this mean? I sometimes feel God is disappointed with me. I have followed you and your writings for years.

  6. Tammy says:

    Thank you for posting this. I have been in my walk with Christ for about 1.5 years now and I have a wonderful boyfriend and his family and my church family who are great supporters; however, I feel as though I am not getting filled with the Holy Spirit anymore. Even during church service and praise and worship or bible study. I'm not sure what is wrong and I pray to God about it but I feel distant for some reason and not sure what to do. I am glad to know that I am not the only one walking through this trial. Thank you for posting this. Blessings