To Lose Faith is not losing God

Staying Close to God

My title is probably going to stir up a mixture of emotions but maybe by the time my blog is through, we will all have the same idea of what faith really is to each of us!

When I hear someone say " dont lose your faith" I hear that one should not think negative and to keep optimistic thoughts! What I dont read into it is that one will stop believing in God because of the trials and stress!

The next word that comes to mind is back-slide! As a southern baptist growing up in North Carolina, that word was bothersome!! To turn your back on God?? To maybe slide back away from God? Now you see as teens it is very easy to do, however a true believer in God is not really backing away from God but maybe just not looking to him!

All in all we believers could mince words the day long, but what we as a witness for God needs to do is try to keep peoples faith and hope up so that they can feel,see, and touch the spiritual hand of God!

Life is tough at times and many I have known have lost faith in mankind, themselves, jobs and sometimes their church! Staying close to God, looking toward God made for restored faith in themselves and the courage to make change in the above mentioned!

Being a child of God, a christian or believer in God , does not imply perfection, in fact it would be more accurate to describe us as imperfect but staying close to himĀ  so that he can touch us and make us the better person that our father knows we can be! Honest, compassionate, helpful and kind are among some of the words to best describe what a father wants from his children!

So never fear, when you feel low and losing faith in many ares of your life......Look to God for the love and understanding, stay close to him for his spiritual hugs and listen for him as he has your best interest at heart! It may take time to completely unravel to you his wishes.....but the answers will come.

During the low periods within your life, it is best to try to be around positive people with the love of God with them..........His love is also contagious!

Don't worry Be happy

Mia

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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India

Yes, God is the source of energy. When we loose faith in ourselves, parents, children, church or job cling to God. He will restore our faith.

Well said.

Thanks


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Momma Mia 6 years ago from North Carolina Author

thanks so much for reading....I will be reading yours as well.

wishingUwell

Mia


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Sue Bond 6 years ago from Vancouver, BC

I read recently that Mother Teresa had lost her connection with God at about the same time as she started working in Calcutta. (You can read about it on time.com - look for the article called "Mother Teresa's Crisis of Faith")

Can you imagine doing the work she did for as long as she did it while lacking this spiritual connection? It just highlights the amount of internal strength and courage she possessed!

Here's a quote that's fitting: "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa


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Momma Mia 6 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading and yes Mother Teresa possessed much strength and courage ! Have a great weekend!

wishingUwell

Mia


SirDent 6 years ago

One thing about faith that you didn't mention. Faith come sby hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Most who lose faith do so because they fail to hear God's Word. Some on purpose and others because they are unable to do so. God knows which is which.

All in all, this is a good hub. I would like to see more written on the subject, personally.


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HOOWANTSTONO 6 years ago

To lose faith is human. One thing for sure, is that God could never do that.Thus the reason to look to God and understand what he has done for us, and he continually looks after us, even when we are as low as possible, and turn to him again as he begins to shine from within.


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Momma Mia 6 years ago from North Carolina Author

Sir Dent

Always nice to see a comment from you. Thank you for reading my little blog.

When i wrote this ...less than a year ago.....I had pretty much lost faith in our government, churches and the many people that are in my world. I became closer to God and by no means lost any faith in God. With Gods powerful love, I was able to continue to have patience and tolerance with others. However I do tend to write with a bit of friendly debate and controversy. I really love hearing others thoughts and feelings.

Have a great weekend and wishingUwell

Mia


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Momma Mia 6 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Hoo

Thanks for reading and I so agree! God looks after us and gives us all we need !

Thnx again for stopping by

wishingUwell

Mia


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Mia, great article and I really can't add much except the time I spent walking apart, was not a loss of faith, but a loss of obedience to the word, he never left me and continued to carry me through times I was too dim witted to look to him. He offered a covenant to me, I asked for the easy yoke and the light burden, he granted that to me. I finally figured out that when my burden was heavy and times, dark, it was my choice not his. When I turned back he was waiting with open arms. I still have days of trouble, as does everyone, in the end he will do away with them and dry every eye. God Bless, 50


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Momma Mia 6 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks 50 for stopping and amen.....God will dry the eyes and fill them with great visions.

wishingUwell

Mia


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Sam9999 5 years ago

I enjoyed reading this hub and I look forward to reading more. God bless you!


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Momma Mia 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much Sam for reading and the very kind comment. God Bless you as well.

wishingUwell

Mia


Jeff-Uganda 5 years ago

Mia its my first time to read your little blog. In fact i was goggling about people sliding back away from God and i came across this. It is really good info and i've learnt from it a lot and from the comments by colleagues. I'e realized that it is easy to slide away from God if we ignore His good voice and abandon praying and reading the bible. Thanks a lot God bless you.


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Momma Mia 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you Jeff for reading ......and such a wonderful comment....you should join us here on hubpages.....where our own thoughts.........seems to be worth reading....and maybe googleing too...lol

have a great weekend!!

wishingUwell

Mia


My heart to yours 5 years ago

WOW, what can I say, but truth comes to me in this way. When we began to have faith in people, jobs, churches etc. this becomes very dangerous. Simple because, as we become disappointed with them, we become confused in our thinking by believing we lost faith in Christ. When really it is our focus and thinking that deceives us..People are not here for us to have faith in because we are human and we are incapable of perfection. God however is perfect and our love for him helps us to strive to be like him and that is the only way we can love others but never can we have faith in them. Our faith must be completely on Christ. I read daily on God's words and still I can be deceived by the enemy. Thank you for helping me understand the truth. God Bless


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Momma Mia 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

My heart to yours......... Thank you so much for reading. It touches me deeply your written thoughts here.

always

wishingUwell

Mia


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Another brilliant hub.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Momma Mia 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks again Eiddwen

I appreciate you reading and your kind words as well

Always

wishingUwell

Mia


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tony0724 5 years ago from san diego calif

Mia an old man told me once that faith is not faith until it is all you have to hang onto. I have never forgotten that. And mine wavers all the time. But in the end I stick with God because I am not that smart.


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Momma Mia 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Great comment tony0724

That is for sure when a persons faith is tested. I hold onto God for my strength and he supplys the faith I need as well

Hope you are having a great start to a perfect week!

wishingUwell

Mia


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OutWest 5 years ago

There is faith as in believing in Him and knowing He will help us through things in our life and then there is a leap of faith. As in faith is action. So when we know God is guiding us to do something we can take that leap of faith and do it.


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Momma Mia 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Absolutely Outwest ! Thank you for reading and the wonderful comment!

Happy 4th to ya !

wishingUwell

Mia


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Apostle Jack 4 years ago from Atlanta Ga

You are so right,He is always there,even when we lose faith. Thanks for sharing.


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Momma Mia 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you Apostle Jack for reading and kind comments. Hope you are feeling well and having a great week :)

WishingUwell

Mia


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GoldenBird 4 years ago

That is a great hub, and I feel fortunate to have come across this one. Great words!


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Momma Mia 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Why Thank You GoldenBird,

I feel fortunate that you took the time to read and leave such a thoughtful comment!

Thanks again

wishingUwell

Mia


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Sunita-Sharma 4 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

Wonderful hub!At times we loose hope & trust in God.But we realise that whatever he does, does for good!


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Momma Mia 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Sunita-Sharma

So true! Anything that God does.... is so good and great..... however when man tries to alter Gods plan..... one may find often a mess that is left behind!

Thank you for reading my hub and taking the time to leave such a great comment!

always

wishingUwell

Mia


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berghianl 4 years ago from Bonham, Texas

well said!!! God never abandons us, even when we do! Loosing faith/sight of Him truly means that we turned away from him, not necessarily that he turned away from us.


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Momma Mia 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

So true:) Thank you for reading and your great comment!

wishingUwell

Mia


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Ronald Bachner 3 years ago from Pittsburgh

Thanks Mia, It is an encouraging hub. Ron


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Momma Mia 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you much for the kind comments and for reading. Hope you enjoyed your Easter Holiday:)

wishingUwell

Mia

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