how to rekindle your faith in god

There are many uncontrollable occurrences such as natural disasters, murder, diseases like cancer, and Alzheimer’s that can tax your belief system. Before long you start to wonder why God allows such pain in the world. Little by little, you meander further away from God until your faith is supplanted with doubt. You never intended to move away from God. You don’t know how, but it just happened, and now you want to know how to rekindle your faith in God.

The Bible says that believers are to walk by faith and not by sight. But when you try to rejuvenate your faith, you realize how increasingly difficult it is to walk by faith in a troubled world so bereft of faith. Before you attempt to rejuvenate your faith in God in a faithless environment, I suggest you recall to mind what faith is. Faith is much more than believing in something or someone and hoping it will come to pass or that someone won’t let you down. Faith is the bridge that links us to the spiritual realm and makes God a touchable reality in our minds. By faith, we create our worlds. We are confident that the unseen world is real. Therefore, we believe the things we visualize in the spiritual realm will manifest as reality in this physical world.

Why Your Faith is under Attack

We are made righteous by faith. It is by faith that we receive all the benefits of being righteous. Everything we receive from God is received by faith. The reason your faith is in decline is that Satan, the devil, shows up to rob you of your faith in God. Satan knows that without faith you cannot receive anything from God. The devil does not care that you believe in God, he just does not want you to believe God. Some people believe the devil is out to steal their possessions. While the Bible tells us that Satan is a thief and a robber, the devil does not want your stuff; he wants your faith.

If you are trying to rekindle your faith in God going to church would be an excellent place to start. But it is going to take much more than going to church to recover your faith. The devil does not mind you going to church. This may come as a surprise to some people, but the devil goes to church too! While we go to church to worship and hear the word of God, the devil goes to church to cause strife and confusion among God’s people.

The Bible tells us that we only deceive ourselves when we only hear the word but do not do those things written in the word (James 1:22). You should know that Church attendance alone will not give you immunity from Satan’s aggression. However, it will provide you with valuable knowledge whereby you learn the true character of God.

Believing in God is Not the Same as Believing God

There is a difference between believing God and believing in God. When you believe in God you simply acknowledge that God exists. Even demons believe in God. When Jesus delivered two demon-possessed men, the demons in them cried out to Jesus, saying, “What have we to do with You, Jesus, You Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?” (Matthew 8:29).

When you believe God’s word, the debilitating circumstances surrounding your life will change. That is when Satan will begin relentlessly attacking to preclude your faith. So if you have been under attack, whether in your life, your body, or your finances, here are three tips that will help you rekindle your faith in God.

1. Be Confident of God’s Love for You

I believe one of the reasons we suffer from declining faith is that we have not fully grasped just how much God loves us. We know God is love; we understand that God loves people, but we have no idea how much God loves us. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” This verse of scripture is one of the most quoted scriptures in the Bible. It speaks volumes about God’s incredible love for mankind. Before you or I even knew God existed, He sent His Son to die in our place to restore to us the eternal life that Adam forfeited in the Garden of Eden.

God could have given up on Adam. He could have flushed him down the drain and made a new man. But God loved his beloved Adam. He saw how much would be lost if He gave up on Adam. Everyone in the world was in Adam’s loins when he sinned, including you and me. That meant losing every soul in the world to death. So, rather than dispose of Adam and his offspring, God provided an (innocent lamb) as an offering to atone for Adam’s sin of disobedience. This provisional Lamb was God’s Son, born in the flesh, Jesus the Messiah.

Friend, when you know that God loves you unconditionally your faith will increase exponentially. Nothing can separate you from God’s love. “Neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

2. Rejuvenate Your Faith by Meditating on God’s Promises

Rather than remind yourself of the things you don’t have, open your Bible and see what God says about your situation. The Bible is full of precious promises. They are blessings and gifts that God promises to provide for those who believe in Him. These promises include deliverance from sin, hope, freedom from addictions, depression, fear, anxiety, health, healing, strength, and financial provision.

The scripture says, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen” (2 Corinthians 1:20). What this means is that God is true, and every promise of God is true and obtainable to those who are in Christ. It means you can have whatever God says you can have. To receive any of God’s promises all you have to do is say “amen.” When you say amen, you simply agree with God.

If God says you are blessed, who are you to say you are not. The promises contained in God’s word have the power to change you from within. The scripture says, “The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

If you are sick, don’t go around telling people how bad you feel. Don’t ask Google what’s wrong with you. Open your Bible and see what God says about healing. The Bible says Jesus bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. So stop saying you are waiting for God to heal you and receive the healing that God has provided for you at the cross.

3. Spend Time With God Daily

If you are serious about rekindling your faith in God you have to spend time with God every day. You can start with 5 minutes of prayer and 15 minutes of Bible reading. When I determined that I would get serious about spending time with God, I started with 5 minutes of prayer. You would be surprised how much you can say in 5 minutes. I made prayer the first thing I did when I opened my eyes. Before I got out of bed, I would have a quiet conversation with God. I would thank Him for loving me and for supplying my needs for that day. Then I would read my Bible for fifteen minutes every morning when I had my usual cup of coffee, The more time you spend with God, the more you will want to be with Him.

The last thing the devil wants you to do is to read your Bible. He knows that if you read your Bible, you will learn the true character of God. He won’t be able to lie to you about God anymore. And as you become more intimate with God, you will discover that He is not the demanding God that many religions portray Him to be. Through reading the Bible, you will experience the loving Father that our Heavenly Father truly is. The more you engulf yourself in the presence of God, the more your faith will be magnified. God is our present help in times of trouble. Trust Him to help you rekindle your faith. He won’t let you down.

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Recovery from Heroin
Heroin is an opioid drug made from Morphine. It belongs to the category of opium related painkillers. It looks like a white or brown powder, or a sticky black tar. Many people smoke or snort heroin, while some inject it into their veins. The number of people who use heroin has steadily risen over the years.
Why do people use heroin?
Some people take it as a means of reducing pain.
Some people take it in order to deal with anxiety, worries and other stressors.
Those who become dependent on or misuse these drugs may start looking for a stronger, cheaper, higher one.
Heroin is dangerous. Research showed that overdose death rate rose and some of these deaths happen because heroin is laced with other drugs such as this painkiller: “Fentanyl” No matter how you take it, whether by injection, snorting or smoking, heroin gets to your brain quickly and it’s also easy ever addicted. After using heroin just one or two times, it can be hard to stop yourself from using again.
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You see, the moment you take heroin, you get this ecstasy; this rush of happiness or good feelings just in a rush. Then after that rush of good feelings, you thinking and walking rate becomes slow; at times you feel like you are in a dream.
How does Heroin affect you?
It blocks your body from getting pain messages and slows your heart rate and breathing.
Overdosing leads to death.
What are the effects of taking Heroin?
Taking Heroin results in:
Dryness of the mouth.
Flushed skin
Heavy arms and legs
Collapsed veins
Upset stomach
Itchy brain
Heart valves infection
Liver disease
Skin infection
Kidney disease
Mental disorders
Lung diseases
Menstruation problems
A higher chance of getting HIV/ AIDS, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C
Have you ever tried withdrawing from Heroin on your own by personal struggles to stay sober?
If you try to stay sober from Heroin, you are likely to see these signs:
Severe muscle and bone pain
Diarrhea and vomiting
Cold flashes
Uncontrollable leg movements
Health problems
Trouble at home, work or school
Loss of white mater in the brain which affects decision making and control.
“Can I ever be free from Heroin? I want to be free”
Is this your heart’s cry? Does it really break your heart that you found yourself trapped by Heroin and you just can’t find freedom? I announce to you that you can be free! Sounds quite amazing? Yes, you can be free! Jesus paid the price for your complete dominion over Heroin. He has the power to break the chains of this addiction.
Think about the effects of being addicted to heroin. For how long will you struggle on your own, depending on yourself? Your life is so beautiful and your future is so bright, you must not allow Heroin destroy you. Your destiny is so promising and should not be truncated by Heroin. Your soul is so precious and should not be wasted by addiction to Heroin.
Dear reader, you’ve been fighting on your own to set yourself free, but the more you struggle, the more it threatens your life, future, family, health, present and eternal destiny; it even threatens the reality of living a beautiful life. Think about this!
Now, I know a Deliverer who has the power to liberate you and make you escape the snare of addiction. His name is Jesus! The Bible says, “Surely, he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4,5)
He did that just for you!
Do you know that He is the Mediator between you and God. Despite the fact that sin, and this addiction has separated you from the One who loves you, Jesus is the Mediator. God sent Him to pay the price of Mankind’s redemption; and yes, to redeem you from sinful nature of humans and Heroin which seem stronger than you are.
You need to repent and get reconciled with God. He is a holy God; and He loves you. But you can’t access Him based on religion, depraved merits and others. That is why He sent His Sib, Jesus who is The Way. Jesus says: “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no man cometh to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)
So, you need to believe in Jesus and repent of your sins in order to make right with God. Surrender to Jesus and welcome Him into your heart as Your Personal Lord and Saviour. He will liberate you from the chains of sin and Heroin.
Do this now!
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By Eric Dunbar

Once addicted to crack cocaine, my story is not unique but inspiring. I have been a professor of faith for most of my life. Before you inquire about my credentials, let me explain. I don’t mean professor as in “teacher” but professor as in “squatter.” For most of my life, I have been trying to occupy what I had never fully possessed, namely, faith. You see, my trust was in God long before I used drugs. To this day, I cannot tell you what happened to cause me to be addicted; it just happened. After a lifetime of serving God, somehow, I became a crack cocaine addict. I grew up in the church. I was born with talent. I started playing the organ for local churches at the age of eight years. I cultivated strong confidence in God early in life. From the time I was five until I was eighteen years old, I can’t remember ever missing a church service. I started playing keyboards in a popular R&B band at the age of nineteen years old. Midlife When you’re young, life is all about having fun, and I was indeed having a lot of fun. Playing in an R&B band exposed me to the rigors of nightlife, leading me to deviate from the church. I started experimenting with all kinds of drugs. At first, it was marijuana, then pills, and soon, I was using cocaine. All the while, I still attended church, although not as often. When I was married, my infrequent music revenue was inadequate to raise a family. So I left the band and found a job. I have always had confidence in God, but I didn’t know how to implement my faith. When my first child was born, I renewed my faith and got heavily involved in the church. A few years later, my pastor inspired me to begin a cell ministry in my home, where I faithfully worshipped God and held Bible studies every Tuesday. About seven years into my marriage, I slipped back into drug use. This time cocaine was my choice drug. Soon after, I learned to cook cocaine, converting it into a rocky substance called crack. That was the beginning of a life of trouble. I had become a slave to the drug; crack cocaine was now my master. Confident Expectation My wife threatened to leave if I didn’t control my addiction. Nevertheless, I remained confident that God would deliver me. But my wife insisted that I seek help. I wanted to save my marriage, so I enrolled in the Narcotics Anonymous Twelve Step Program. I completed the required thirty-day classes, and I went home drug-free. Fifteen days later, I was once again smoking crack. My crack smoking eventually led to my wife divorcing me. I lost my family, possessions, and everything dear to me. Life had become challenging, and I was near depression. My parents taught me that faith believes, so I understood the principle of faith. I had faith that God would liberate me, so I continued to pray that God would soon rescue me from this evil that had come upon me. One day I opened my Bible, and my eyes fell on this scripture: “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). “I don’t go to church anymore,” I said to myself, so how can I hear the word of God? Then I thought to read the word aloud to myself. The Bible was now my best friend. I read the word to myself. The word of God came out of my mouth and went back into my ears. Alas, I was hearing the word of God. I still craved crack cocaine and got high whenever the opportunity presented itself. But for the next two years, I mostly stayed to myself, reading the Bible aloud, quoting scriptures, and praying. Believing Faith Speaks After two years of practically being alone with God, my craving for crack cocaine was gone. My confidence in God rewarded me with freedom. I learned that believing faith speaks. No longer did I profess faith, but I now possessed it. Faith is having confidence in the things we hope for. Although they are not visible to our physical eyes, we believe that God is working our hope into physical existence. It is the bridge linking us to the spiritual realm and makes God a touchable reality. When we trust God, it guarantees that God’s promises and Biblical revelations are true. We cannot detect these revelations and promises of the word of God with our physical senses. However, by trusting God, we have the confidence that our expectation will come to pass. Faith is the quintessence that the things we hope for become so concrete that even belief itself becomes a definitive reality of those things that are not yet visible. Your faith becomes so tangible that you believe you possess those things in the spiritual realm.

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