Should I pray? Read the Bible? I knew I had been neglecting these, but when I finally had the time, I just wanted to plop into bed and scroll my phone.
Then the next day comes, and it’s the same thing all over again.
Someone told me they had stumbled on a great new discipline strategy for their children. When this person caught their child doing something wrong, the child was stopped. The parent would tell them, “That’s not who you are!”
In one sense, that's true.
Sometimes the way we view Christian living can turn into a drag, like having a long list of things you know you should do but aren't doing well or enough, so you're constantly struggling (failing) to "live up to expectations".
Faith is the foundation for building a relationship with God. It is the confidence and hope that God is working even when you cannot see it. Faith means trusting in God’s love and kindness, that He will deliver on His promises, and lead you to what’s best for you. Faith is more than hoping for something better . . . faith is belief with conviction that God is watching over you, and with you in pain and worry. Faith in God strengthens you when you’re down, gives you hope when you’re suffering, and guidance when you’re lost. Read these faith articles about Christians learning to trust God more, and growing in their faith.
YMI (which stands for Why Am I?), is a platform for Christian young people all over the world to ask questions about life and discover their true purpose. We are a community with different talents but the same desire to make sense of God’s life-changing word in our everyday lives.