Many people don’t understand how faith works and what it really is. They have certain associations tied to the term “faith” that a lot of times confuses them from getting down to what faith actually is.
Hebrews 11:1 says, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and it is the evidence of things not seen.
It’s a belief!
Everybody believes in something. Another way to look at it is, a belief is simply a thought. Everybody alive thinks! As a matter of fact, it is said that we think at least 50 thousand thoughts a day. But the question you should ask yourself, what kind of thoughts are you thinking and where do they come from?
Our brain has been constantly recording data, patterns, and making associations since we were in our mother’s womb. In addition, our mindset is shaped by our parents and the environments we’ve been exposed to growing up.
So before you jump to conclusions about what you believe to be true, take some time to examine yourself and trace your thought patterns back to the root and make sure it’s credible and sound.
A lot of times God takes the blame for stuff when it’s just the person’s distorted view due to some type of offense from someone who they trusted as a child.
It’s the father’s job to be the priest, provider, and protector which covers sound doctrinal beliefs, food and shelter, and safety.
So, it’s quite logical to conclude if the child was abandoned, rejected, and/or abused by their father, the child is going to have some issues to overcome spiritually and psychologically. This effects the child’s belief system and perspective on faith when they get older.
This is why it’s important for us to read the Bible for anyone regardless of the deficits they were exposed to growing up. God will supernaturally restore and repair our spirit, soul, and body by way of our trusting and believing His Word.
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. - Rom 10:17
If you are struggling with having faith in God, simply ask Him to help your unbelief and teach you how to trust Him. A lot of times you have to let go of your past and forgive those who wronged you so you can be made free.
You’re not free when you keep rehearsing in your mind what happened to you as a child.
You have a choice in what type of thought patterns you want to engage in on a daily bases.
Having a relationship with God through accepting Jesus as your savior is the key first step to bring clarity to your thinking and healing to your spirit and soul.
May the Lord be with you,
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