When the troubles of the world seem to be pounding on your front door, it’s hard to remain optimistic about the future. And, since bad things usually happen in rapid succession, it is much easier to lie down in defeat than to learn how to find your spiritual faith in the face of exhausting personal trials.
However, negativity only breeds more negativity, so focusing on all of the negativity is only going to make things worse for you. And doing nothing wastes precious hours of your life that you can never get back.
The only way out is to look up. But, figuring out how to find your spiritual faith while under intense pressure is sometimes the hardest challenge you may ever face in your life.
The First Guide Step on How to Find Your Spiritual Faith
First off, you need to learn how to find your spiritual faith, not other people’s spiritual faith.
When you’re down, there are going to be well-meaning people in your life who think that they have every one of your problems figured out and that things will get better for you if you just follow their advice and use their solutions and subscribe to their personal spiritual faith.
Do not fall into this trap. No one knows what is best for you better than God does. Spiritual faith is a personal bond between you and God. So, don’t cheapen it by giving these well-meaning people the chance to steam roll over you. Turn to the Bible and find God’s instruction on how to find your spiritual faith His way.
The Second Guide Step on How to Find Your Spiritual Faith
If you are not familiar enough with the Bible, a great alternative to teach you how to find your spiritual faith is a devotional Bible. I find Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible to be my favorite. It breaks down into a daily reader and has purposeful commentary that makes it easier to figure out your own spiritual faith.
I’ve personally found that I get more out of reading my Spurgeon’s than I do by just randomly picking a book out of the Bible to read.
The Third Guide Step on How to Find Your Spiritual Faith
Another great way for you to find your spiritual faith is through meditation.
Meditation is a powerful tool for personal growth, but it can be extremely hard to do, especially when you are in very poor spirits. One option you can try is listening to classical or non-lyrical music and repeating mantras such as, “I am taking these moments to focus on my own personal spiritual faith.”
Soundscapes are always nice and no matter where you live you have one. In the country, the silence can become a song of its own that you can escape to in the effort to summon your spiritual faith.
In the city, tune out your immediate surroundings and focus outward on what you wouldn’t normally hear if you weren’t trying to. You’ll be amazed at what you’ve been missing, and who knows, you may just find some peace in hearing the world work outside of your comfort zone.
The road to finding your spiritual faith will get easier and easier for you. So, go into it expecting for things to get worse before they get better and you won’t be disappointed at all.
Sources: 1) Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible, C.H. Spurgeon
2) Personal Experience