New International Version (NIV)
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for
and assurance about what we do not see.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for;
it is the evidence of things we cannot see.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.
World English Bible (WEB)
Now faith is assurance of things hoped for,
proof of things not seen.
Developing faith in God can be a challenging and deeply personal process that varies from person to person. Here are a few things that you might consider as you seek to develop faith in God:
- Explore different religious traditions: There are many different religious traditions that offer teachings and practices that may help you develop faith in God. Consider exploring a variety of traditions and finding one that resonates with you.
- Seek out community: Many people find that being part of a faith community helps them develop and strengthen their faith. Consider joining a church, synagogue, mosque, or other religious community and participating in its activities.
- Spend time in prayer or meditation: These practices can help you connect with God and develop a deeper sense of faith. You might try setting aside some time to pray or meditate each day, or you might seek out resources to help you learn more about these practices.
- Read religious texts: Many religious traditions have sacred texts that contain teachings and stories that can help you understand and connect with God. Consider reading these texts and reflecting on their meanings.
- Seek out spiritual guidance: Some people find it helpful to work with a spiritual leader, such as a pastor, rabbi, or imam, who can provide guidance and support as they seek to develop their faith.
Ultimately, the process of developing faith in God is deeply personal and may involve a variety of different practices and experiences. What works for one person may not work for another, so it may be helpful to try a variety of approaches and see what works best for you.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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