Stuck In A Rut With My Faith

amberswords asked:

What would you recommend to someone who is in a rut and is having a hard time falling in love with Christ again? I’ve felt so broken for a long time, and have built up so many walls because of messy relationships, and now I’m not even sure how to let Him back into my life. Any ideas? Thanks!

Hey friend: thanks so much for your honesty.  I do get questions like this quite a lot, so you’re definitely not alone.  Please allow me the grace to link them first, here, here, here, and here.  And please feel free to skip them.

You’ve probably heard tons of advice already, but there’s no silver bullet for this sort of thing.  I wish I had some cute magical catchphrase to turn it all around, but I don’t.

The thing is, many of us go through roller-coaster cycles of up-and-down faith — I’m an expert on that — and you really shouldn’t feel bad about it.  No one can blame you for being human, and God doesn’t either.  At times, we will fall “out of love” with Christ just as easily as we dislike a TV show based on a single episode, or your family when they go insane for a night, or relationships when they end up devastating you.  That’s life, and it’s okay to say it stinks sometimes.

Occasionally we enter a fuzzy fog that chokes the color out of everything, and the only thing to do is keep walking.  That does sound like a catchphrase, but the part they don’t tell you is that these fogs in life can feel like they’re forever — and they’re not.

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