Why You Should Go Back to Church

If you are at a crossroads in your life or you’re in a time of peril, it can help you to try and find some answers within yourself as to what you should do next. We don't always have the answers even when we become adults about what life is about. We can run into hardship, we can divorce, our relationships with family can break down, or jobs aren't going the way we want them to go. 

Life happens, and whether you are a previous member of the Living Church of God or you spent your time being spiritual elsewhere, you need to consider how you can retake back your peace. One of the best things you can do for yourself potentially goes back to church. You don't necessarily have to be a religious person to sit in a church and feel that peace wash over you for being in this large, quiet space. But it could be good for you to re-discover God again. If you're looking for reasons to go back to church, we've got some of them for you below.

  • You need a connection. If there's one thing that church can provide more than anywhere else it's a sense of community and connection. Family and people are designed to be in the community, we are not designed to be lonely people. Drifting away from God happens, but if you're feeling so spiritual isolation even just being present in a church can help you to take it back again. It's not about being sinful and it's not about having a hard time, and about embracing the pressures of everyday life and taking it somewhere that you know you can let it go and release it. Maybe you just want God to be a part of your life rather than in the center of it.
  • Reclaiming faith can help you to shape your life. You don't have to live a godly life if it's not visible to you. But it's not about that. It's about making sure that you shape your life with a set of values and beliefs that ground you and influence your thoughts and perception. Whether you believe in God or not, having faith can change how you see the world. The way you look at trees in nature or you see kindness in the community can influence you. You can often find these things in the church.
  • You may need a listening ear. The one thing you will find in a church is a listening ear from the pastor, the priest, or the reverend who is taking service. You don't necessarily have to sit for confession, but you can find advice, comfort, and just somebody to listen to you while you talk because you need it. Living a vibrant life can often require help, coaching, and support, and it could help to have somebody to navigate that with you and give you some insight into the meaning around you.
  • The church can be an anchor. Even when life is full of surprises knowing that you can be at a service on a Sunday morning can anchor you to your life. It's somewhere safe that you can go, it's somewhere calm that can give you peace, and eventually, if you want to come back to faith it's there for you when you want it.
  • Routine brings stability. The routine of church, whenever you want to be there, can help you to feel more stable in life. You know that it's not going anywhere and that you will always be embraced with open arms.

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