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How have crises of faith affected you?

I believe that every spiritual person has at least one crisis of faith during their lives and that they usually end up for the better one way or another. I am just wondering how people here have dealt with their crises and what, if anything, they learned through the experience. Doesn’t matter what/who you believe in, just tell me your experience.

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Please, only respond if you have something serious to contribute, and be respectful.

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Sam K
Sam K
9 years ago

Yes, I’ve had a crisis of faith, which was augmented to some extent by a spike in my clinical anxiety caused by an ill-advised change in my medication. I came out of it much better; it made me actually think about what I believed. Through that process, I learned what I truly held to be true and what I clung to because of conditioning. I kept the former, and discarded the latter. Crisis over.

BPCB
BPCB
9 years ago

I’m bi-polar, I had a psychotic breakdown and ended up in a psychiatric hospital for 6 mos. My psychosis was religious in nature. I was split between believing I was an agent of darkness and the keeper of the light. I lost everything due to my illness. My marriage, children, home, and job. During the peak of my illness I got involved in meta-physics and paranormal activity, mentally I got much worse. Finally I was introduced to the bible. My life began taking shape when I began taking in the Word of God. I now study the bible daily and… Read more »

jojokeeper
jojokeeper
9 years ago

Crises ? No Crises.
The truth shall set you free.
All is His , every last hair on my head, every minuet of my life.
No worries.

At the insistance of my wife i went to the Dr for my “annual check up.”
All is well The Dr. said…… i replied or course i have no stress.
Talk about pissing someone off, he insisted that everybody has stress. What a smuck.

Nick A
Nick A
9 years ago

My biggest crisis was when I didn’t have the courage of my convictions so instead of being GREATLY blessed & used by God I fell flat on my face. I was tormented by thoughts of what could have been and should have been, but had to just see myself as God sees me, His loved child, learning to walk, knowing he can fulfil my joy and give me all I need to be happy in the meantime. “Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers: Till he fill thy mouth with laughing,… Read more »

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9 years ago

I work for a Pastor in Tucson, AZ that became or was already a thief and a liar. Stole from the Social Security Department and would not withhold taxes or FICA and said that it was God who let him slow down when he was placed under house arrest. Now that I am disabled, and he did not pay into FICA as the law required, I cannot get any assistance from them. Then his Youth Minister stole $3,500 from a local business and I got charged for it. I have not darkened the doorway of a church since then and… Read more »

J J
J J
9 years ago

After seeing just a few of the 65,000 images released by NASA’s jpl after remarks made by John McCain about he would make NASA staff answer for cover_ups, I have ceased to believe in biblical accounts of how and when the world was made. Humanoid skulls, coin, structures. Obvious signs of “tampering” on the surface of the images. After seeing some of those, I looked further into the ESA (European space agency) And went to that site and clicked on “mars express images”……..then went to page 21 and chose “hail crater looking west”……..darkened it 3 times, and increased contrast after… Read more »

James D
James D
9 years ago

Not sure about this one…
My crises of faith have all been to do with faith in myself, not in my spirituality.
My spiritual faith is not so rigid that it can’t be shaped, so I think I’m maybe too undefined to have spiritual crises.

So, sorry… I have a (respectfully) different belief.
Not at this time anyway… maybe my crisis is yet to come.

happy_kko
happy_kko
9 years ago

Shortly after my 30 birthday my husband died in an accident leaving me with two young children to raise. I learned control is an illusion and the only thing that matters here is to make a choice of back to father or not. http://thebridgeseries.tripod.com

~michael P.
~michael P.
9 years ago

I’ve spent years studying Early Christianity and trying to work out what Christianity means in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. It seems so completely alien to what Jesus taught that I don’t know what “Christianity” means any more. You could call it a crisis of faith, but I just call it bewilderment.

stygianwolfe
stygianwolfe
9 years ago

I wouldnt really call it a crisis,i’d call it,walking away from God,but as always,the minute I do,I fall flat on my face,Good thing He’s never left me.And is always waiting for me to come back.I still cant Imagine why he puts up with me.

sunny_girl
sunny_girl
9 years ago

I think it depends on whether the person is in despair or not. I recently saw the Da Vince Code and wondered whether the Bible was reliable. It was terrible when I thought of the possibility that Jesus was not the way He was portrayed in the New Testament. I decided to maintain my beliefs until the facts proved otherwise. So, I continued to research and read books and other resources and found my belief in the Bible and Jesus to be true. So, my crisis strengthened my faith.

John L
John L
9 years ago

Growing up to believe in God and going to college and becoming educated and studying religion in great depth and actually reading the bible I have learned that religion is man made and false. This was a huge event in my life. It is like waking up and I found a new found sense of purpose and life and no longer shackled by lies and manipulation. Once you see the truth and realize there is no god you focus to make more out of your life, become a better person, understand you better and look at Christians or Muslims as… Read more »

jangirl32
jangirl32
9 years ago

i have really never even thought that maybe i didn’t believe. i have had crisis’ such as losing a husband at a young age, and my mother, but i never questioned God or my faith, i always knew it was His plan.

Homer Simpson
Homer Simpson
9 years ago

You’re wrong, since these crises are actually moments of clarity before and after which the clouds of mental conditioning once again shroud the judgement of otherwise rational people.

FROG E
FROG E
9 years ago

I have never had a crisis of faith.

Vernon Dozier
Vernon Dozier
9 years ago

The idea if God exists or not. If you think he exists just because the Bible tells you he does, doesn’t that also mean that vampires, werewolves, trolls, elves etc. also exist? These creatures are in a lot of books too.

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9 years ago

Because of world events I relized God don’t exist. If thier was a God he wouldn’t allow this.

skepticuss
skepticuss
9 years ago

no faith = no crisis.
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pretty simple huh ?

Snark, Modest Lips
Snark, Modest Lips
9 years ago

I had a crisis of faith, and then I realized it was just my rational mind and my irrational mind fighting with each other.

So I picked a side.

Rationality wins every time.

Your Awesome
Your Awesome
9 years ago

well,last year in &th grade i had major back pain and had to get scoliosis surgery it sucked i was out of school and away from my friends for 3 months i have all ways been really religious but this what really brought me towards god and this year my back was hurting a lot and so i went up to the doctor in Dallas and they told me that i had to have another surgery this time i was not the least bit scared because i knew that god was with me and wouldn’t let anything happen to me… Read more »

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