You had faith in Jesus, but how do you love God when He lets you down? Maybe you hoped a relationship wouldn’t lead to divorce, a loved one wouldn’t die, a home wouldn’t be lost, or a dream wouldn’t be shattered forever. But you lost something you love, and you’re disappointed in God.
These tips on how top stop being a critical, judgmental Christian are creative because they don’t revolve around your attitude. Your judgments won’t stop if you focus on “how to be a better Christian” — in fact, the more you focus on you, the more judgmental you’ll be.
How do you cope with feeling unloved by God? “I believe in Jesus Christ but I can’t feel God’s love for me,” says a She Blossoms reader. “I tell myself God loves me but I don’t feel loved. I can’t believe Jesus loves me the way He loves other people.”
How do you stop being a “control freak” who wants everything to be perfect? First, be kind to yourself. You’re trying to control people because you love them and want the best for them—and that’s good! There’s nothing wrong with wanting the best for your partner, family, friends and coworkers.
It’s easy to praise Jesus when life is good. But how do you love God when you’re coping with cancer, grieving a death, or just not feeling His presence? And how important is it, anyway? After all, it’s not like loving God is a commandment or anything.
Whether you’re a new follower of Jesus or an “old-timer” who met the Lord long ago, you want to deepen your relationship with God. You want to feel Jesus’ presence, know God’s heart, and sense the Holy Spirit moving in your heart and soul. But how?