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If I Feel Like I’m Losing My Faith, What Can I Do to Regain It?

Here are some answers that will help.

1. Go to the Scriptures

If I am having a hard time feeling the Spirit, it helps me to go to the scriptures and see the faith that everyone has. It gives me faith. Maybe your prayers have been really short. Try to make them more sincere, and Heavenly Father will help you regain your faith.
Chris B., 14, Oregon, USA

2. Nourish the Seed of Faith

I know that I can pray to the Father and ask Him to help me maintain the plant of faith that I have growing. I must do the necessary things to nourish it, like read the scriptures, seek out spiritual experiences, count my blessings, and ask for help from my family. That way, my faith can start growing again. It won’t happen from one day to the next—it is a process that takes time. I have to have patience and trust in the Lord.

Elías B., 18, Mendoza, Argentina

3. Figure It Out Together

When I feel like I’m losing my faith, I talk to my mom and dad, and we figure things out together. Sometimes we sing an uplifting song afterward so that we can feel the Spirit.

Emmalie C., 15, Colorado, USA

4. Ask Your Parents

In addition to praying directly to Heavenly Father, we can ask our parents how we can return to Him and recover our faith.

Elías S., 12, Paysandú, Uruguay

5. Pray, Reach Out, and Read

As a person who dwindled in
 faith, there are three things I did to recover. First, I prayed. Praying for strength and to know what I should do worked well. Second, I told 
close friends, and they helped me immensely when I needed it. Third, I read scriptures. Many of them relate to faith and can help us regain it.

Jack J., 14, Florida, USA

6. Doubt Your Doubts First

“One of the purposes of
 the Church is to nurture and cultivate the seed of faith—even in the sometimes sandy soil of doubt and uncertainty. … Please, first doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.”

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, “Come, Join with Us,” Oct. 2013 general conference.

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