I absolutely believe in God, although, as many do, I sometimes find myself questioning my faith. It's human nature to want proof of want to experience it with the deceptiveness of our own human senses. But faith is believing in something when there is no tangible reason for doing so. It is trusting in and accepting that which we may never understand.

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

--Reinhold Niebuhr
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6 Responses Nov 13, 2011

Paul used to persecute Christians then said Jesus rose from the dead. No hostile witnesses objected to this or the miracle claims, including the hostile witness who buried Jesus.

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I never knew the name of the prayer.

I have heard the first paragraph for years , but I did not know there were additional paragraphs.

A very nice topic to discuss , <br />
To believe means to accept something without a tangible reason ?<br />
I think your "statement" is as wrong as right :) 'cause it is a single part of a holier truth .<br />
1-<br />
We have got an infinity reason to believe Allah ( God ) existence <br />
Don't you think that Consistency and harmony of everything , everything and in every creature , every creature are evidences for his existence ?!!!<br />
Don't you believe that every action must have a subject ?!!!<br />
if someone told you that this reply was written by no one and was just existed by accident , would you accept ?!!!<br />
There are so many evidences for Allah ( God ) existence <br />
and as a result we , believers , change our minds from believing in what we see with eyes to believing in what we don't see with eyes but can think about with minds .<br />
2 -<br />
According to everyone's religion , there might be some instructions that we understand , know why we do them and know what is the relationship between what we do and the results we expect ; So we believe in these instructions and we try to implement them , but there are also some instructions that we don't understand , we don't know why we do them ,or what is the relationship between what we do and the results we expect ; We also believe in these instructions and we try to implement them , but why ?<br />
since we believed in the instructor and subordinate for him then they must be true .<br />
3- I think the source of faith is (1- ) in which we have so many reasons for our faith and that's what make us believe in and accept things without a tangible reason in (2-)<br />
so I think your statement was as wrong as true because we have many reasons for the source of our faith but sometimes we don't know the reason of what we believe in ( what the instructor told us )<br />
My regards :)<br />
MG<br />
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thank you for your reply...and yes, I believe the existence of God is all around us. However, according to those who favor the theory of evolution over divine creation, would certainly have a strong argument for their belief as well.....hence, the reason this subject has been philosophized and debated for centuries....

But keep in mind that divine creation is a religious belief while evolution is a scientific theory. Just because people tend to "believe" one or the other, doesn't make them them the same. In other words religious belief and scientific theories are two different things and shouldn't be compared. Apples and oranges.

People do have doubts but when you know that there is someone who is going to be there for you all the time, it makes things easier that God loves us despite our flaws. I pray to God everyday to give me the strength and wisdom that I need to get through life. I am going through some hardship right now but I'm not giving up on Him and I know that He isn't going to give up on me. God Bless You!

My faith has got me through some hard moments. Thank you :) May He bless you as well!

I had a really big struggle with my faith a few years ago. Something was happening in my life and though the first thing I did was turn to God, and prayed daily, sometimes several times a day, I felt my prayers weren't being answered. Things kept getting worse and worse until they just blew up! I got so mad at God for not answering my prayers that I stopped turning to him altogether. Oh I still believed in Him, and I believed he answered other peoples prayers, just not mine. I honest left him, I stopped praying, I stopped going to church, everything. I put my bible away and for several years it gathered dust. But my kids kept going to church and continued developing their faith. Funny thing is that any time I said anything against God, they would correct me!! lol I'm so proud of them. Then Last year after their church camp they came home and prayed for me, I thanked them, but didn't really think much of it. Turns out they had been praying for me all camp long along with the leaders and other campers.
To shorten this a bit, It took me a while and much took place during that while, but I finally went back. During that visit I responded to the alter call where I learned that God never gives up or leaves us, we are the ones that walk away from Him, but he's always there calling us back with open arms, and when we come back His never fails to embrace us. I still struggle from time to time, but with this lesson in mind. I know He's there and I know he will always be. God Bless You!

GOD will bless you ..

thank you. he already has, more so than I deserve :)