Having trouble with my faith

this past week has been so great in so many different ways. I’ve met so many amazing people who I can tell will have a big impact on my life.
I’ve gotten back into singing worship, I’ve tried praying a few times, but I still don’t feel a spark or anything. I feel inspired and encouraged at times, but I just don’t know what to do. I don’t feel like God is listening to me, God is there, I don’t feel close to Him or anything. I’m trying my best and working on myself for Him, I want to try to give Him my all, but I just don’t know if im not doing enough, or im doing something wrong?
Every time I pray, I just feel like im talking to myself, and im just babbling. I feel like im talking to a blank space. I don’t know how to connect with Him.
Im trying my best, but it just seems like im either doing it wrong, or not doing it enough.


@nicole_kaley I’m not religious, so sorry I cannot be of much help. I know that a lot of people do feel this way sometimes though and I also know that there are videos on the HeartSupport website by Ben Sledge and if I remember, there is one that talks about this specific feeling? https://heartsupport.com/explore/ there is the link to the videos if you’re interested.

Hold Fast


Hey @nicole_kaley ,

I am currently struggling with this as well. I want to pray and strengthen my relationship with God but I don’t know where to start and I just feel like I am talking to myself when I pray.

I agree with what @Kayla has stated; Heart Support has very many tools to help in religious aspects. I believe in you friend, you are not alone.

Hold fast.

With love,
Lyss (ur old pal Blurryface)

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This is definitely something I’ve gone through many times, usually when I’m struggling mental health wise. For me, I’ve usually found it easier to connect with God in these times by carefully reflecting on my life and looking for God’s hand at work. Take this past week for example: is it possible that God has been speaking to you through these great things that have happened and people you’ve met?

I also find with prayer, it can be really helpful sometimes to come into it without trying to pray anything at all. Just sit still in quiet reflection on God, and let his Spirit speak for you (Romans 8:26, Psalm 46:10). Sometimes I end up overthinking or trying too hard to force my spiritual growth forward, but God is in control and often I just need to let go.

Hope this helps!


It does happen so don’t worry. Just keep doing what you are doing. Being a Christian us never easy especially if you are a new to it. It helps to pray or talk to someone who s mature Christian in your church. Keep doing what you are doing.

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I’m not religious, but I’m spiritual.
I find peace in exploring religions and through that I have found god. Not necessarily a specific god from any one religion but one I know is out there and perhaps you may benefit from researching other religions and things like that.
My favorites to read about are Buddhism, Taoism(aka Daoism), and I often will listen to Alan Watts talks on youtube. Watts is a philosopher with some really thought provoking speeches.
Through my spirituality I have connected in many ways with God. I wish you best of luck, and I will be praying for you my friend.
You hear from god in the places and ways you may least expect.

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Hey @nicole_kaley,

Thank you for sharing your feelings with us. Everyone goes through a time in their lives where they begin to question their faith. If handled correctly, this can actually be really healthy. By “correctly” I mean, instead of turning your back on your faith, try to dig for answers instead. I find biblical theology fascinating, so I would highly recommend doing some research behind that.

A long time ago, I listened to a podcast (I don’t remember the name or host, unfortunately) of a spiritualist/scientist talking about the universe hears us. I found it really interesting how the guest didn’t believe in God, but used scientific evidence to argue how, when we talk, spiritual beings in other dimensions hear us. Applying this to Christianity, I found it really interesting how the guest was essentially arguing how God hears us when we talk.

Anyway, if I recall correctly, you just started college, which is right around the age when people start to question everything they were brought up with (religion, politics, etc), so you’re definitely not alone with what you’re going through. Remember that talking to God is a 2-way conversation; remember to listen. Find a quiet place and meditate if you can. Check out Radnor Lake State Park; it’s my favorite hiking trail in the Nashville area.

Jeremiah 29:12-13; “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”