Christianity is not a walk in the park. It involves struggle, self-sacrifice and a whole lot of faith. In some ways, being a Christian is the toughest thing you’ll ever do. You must constantly fight the temptation to sin and do good works that show your faith. However, there will be times when you feel challenged as a Christian. You may ask “Is this all there is to being a Christian?” Or perhaps you think “Is there even such thing as hell?” These are tough questions that we should all be prepared for as Christians. The Bible talks about testing our faith and God will put us through these tests to strengthen our faith and make us stronger Christians.
Second Corinthians 5:7 tells us it can be difficult to trust God during uncertain times, but as believers we know that His ways are not our ways, and He will ultimately work all things for good (Isaiah 55:8-9, Romans 8:28). Having faith in difficult times can allow you to find peace in God’s presence.
How to Keep the Faith When Life Gets Tough as a Christian
Read your Bible and pray daily
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
The Good News: God will grant you what you ask for in prayer once you will believe He will.
First of all, if you’re going through a tough time, you should re-read the verses you’ve highlighted before. These are the scriptures that you’ve highlighted because they’ve spoken to you in some way. Bible reading and prayer are great ways to keep the faith and remain focused on what matters as a Christian. The Bible tells us not to despise the day of small things. Small things add up and lead to big things. The same goes for prayer. Don’t give up on prayer just because you feel like you aren’t getting through to God. There will be times when you feel like you aren’t making any progress. However, prayer is like watering your garden; it takes time and patience. God is waiting for you to ask him for what you need and to thank him for all of his blessings. He is waiting for you to ask for forgiveness and protection. God wants you to talk to him and he wants you to ask him to help you grow as a Christian.
Stay in the present moment
This is not just a catchy saying or something you read in a fortune cookie. Living in the moment is one of the best ways to stay focused on what really matters as a Christian. When you’re in a dark place and everything seems to be going wrong, it can be very easy to start thinking about all of the bad things that have happened in the past or that might happen in the future. However, you will never be able to change anything in the past and the future is not guaranteed. The only thing you can control is the present moment. In this moment, you have the potential to do good things. When you’re stuck in the past, you’re letting it hold you back. The past can’t be changed, but you can use it to motivate you to do things better in the present. The same goes for your future. There are things that you can do right now to prepare for the future. You can save money, set goals and plan for your future. However, don’t spend too much time worrying about things that may never happen. Concentrate on what you can do right now to make your life better and easier in the present moment.
Don’t judge yourself based on one event
This is a big one. Sometimes it can be so easy to judge yourself harshly when you do something wrong. You might feel as though you’re not a true Christian because you’ve done something that goes against your beliefs. However, this is not a good way to judge yourself. The Bible talks about not judging others without first looking at ourselves. Think about your own mistakes and realize that everyone makes them. You are human and you will make mistakes no matter how hard you try not to. You didn’t become a bad person because of one event and you are not unworthy because you made a mistake. Everyone makes mistakes, and it’s something that all humans go through. What’s important is that you learn from it and don’t do it again. You have to forgive yourself and remember that God forgives you. He’s waiting for you to ask him to forgive and forget your mistakes so that you can move on.
Confront your fears and insecurities head-on
Sometimes, we may not even realize that we are struggling with deep-rooted insecurities and fears. We may not understand why we feel the way we do. However, it is important to confront these fears and insecurities head-on. You may want to try journaling, talking to a friend, or visiting a therapist. The important thing is that you identify your fears and insecurities, and then you take the steps to confront them. It is good to have fears and insecurities. They help us to be more cautious and aware of our surroundings. However, there are some fears that can be very harmful. If you have fears that are controlling your life and affecting your mental health, then you need to confront them. Journaling, therapy or talking to a trusted friend can help you work through these fears. It can also help you to understand why you feel the way you do. You don’t have to live with these insecurities and fears forever.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that he exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”
The Good News: Have faith in what is not seen, for God rewards us for our belief in Him and His rewards when we don’t need to see to believe.
Don’t forget why you became a Christian in the first place.
At times, we will all feel like the world is against us and that being a Christian is very tough. It can be so easy to get wrapped up in yourself and your own problems. It can be tempting to forget why you became a Christian in the first place. In this moment, it is so important to remember your purpose as a Christian. You don’t have to go to a priest or minister and take a vow to become a Christian. It’s a process that happens over time. You must learn about your faith, practice it and make it a part of your everyday life. However, there may be times when you might feel that you aren’t making any progress or that you aren’t doing enough. In this moment, remember that being a Christian is not about you. It’s about helping others and doing good works. It’s about bringing hope to others and helping them through their struggles.
Remember that God has a plan.
This may sound like a cliché, but it’s important to remember that God has a plan for you. You might be going through a rough patch and feel like you don’t know where things are going. There may be moments when you feel like you are fighting an uphill battle with no hope in sight. However, God has a plan for you, and he will bring you through these situations. You may not see how or when it happens, but he will get you through it. There will be times when you feel like your life isn’t going where you thought it would go. You may feel like you aren’t doing what you thought you would be doing. This may be because God is leading you in a different direction than you expected. Remember that God has a plan for your life, and he will help you to get to where you need to be.
Remember that Christianity is not just about avoiding sin.
There are so many people who become Christians because they want to avoid sin and stay on a straight path. They want to make sure that they don’t do anything that goes against their religion. This is great and all, but it is not the only thing that being a Christian is about. Sure, avoiding sin is important and avoiding bad things is always a good idea. However, Christianity is about so much more than that. It’s about loving your fellow man, giving them hope and helping them when they are in need. It’s about being a good person, even without being a Christian. It’s about doing good works and helping people who need it. It’s about not looking at people based on their appearance or status in life. Christianity is about being a good person and doing good works.
Don’t judge others who seem to have an easier time being a Christian.
Not everyone seems to struggle with their Christianity the same way that you do. There may be people in your life who seem to have an easier time being a Christian. They may have found a religion that they like and they may have found a place to practice their religion. They may have found a place to find support and have friends who are like-minded and have similar beliefs.
Finally, If You Are Thinking Of How to Keep the Faith When Life Gets Tough as a Christian, read PROVERBS 3:5-6
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make straight your paths.”
The Good News: If you put your complete trust in the Lord, you will be rewarded. He will set your life straight and lead you down the right path.