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New Christian? How You Can Build A Solid Foundation For Finding Comfort In Christ

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If you are a new Christian, you are probably excited to learn all you can about the Christian faith and how to implement its foundational values into your life. It is also important to build a solid foundation of your faith values that will help you stand strong in your faith when the trials of life arrive that can weigh you down. Following a few important spiritual disciplines will help you feel peace instead of anxiety when problems or difficult circumstances arise.

Memorize comforting scriptures

One of the best tools you can have in your spiritual toolbox is scripture verses. The Bible contains numerous scriptures about finding comfort in Christ. The book of Psalms is a good place to start reading to find verses that relate to comfort and peace.

Simply begin reading Psalms, and when a verse sticks out to you that relates to peace or comfort, jot it down on an index card or in a journal. This will help you build your supply of verses you can go to when you are feeling anxious, fearful, or depressed over any circumstance life throws your way. Keep your verses with you and practice memorizing them for a few minutes each day until you can recall them easily. 

Develop a consistent habit of prayer

Prayer allows you to ask Christ for comfort and ask him for wisdom when you are feeling uncertain about life or a specific challenge you are facing. Simply talk to Christ as you would your best friend and release your cares to him. It is helpful to write out your prayers in a notebook or journal and document answers when they come to see the power of Christ's comfort at work in your life.

Study God's word

The Bible can be complex and difficult to understand at times. However, signing up for a bible study at a local church or online will help you learn to break down difficult passages of scripture and learn Christ's truth. Studying the Bible allows you to become familiar with the comfort Christ provides for his people.

One of the secrets to being able to handle stress and difficult situations is to be prepared for them before they arrive. Building a firm foundation of spiritual truths is like having a toolbox with all the tools you need to overcome difficult situations when they happen. Everyone goes through difficult times, but knowing you can find comfort in Christ and being well-prepared will help you find peace in the midst of life's storms.

For more information about finding comfort in Christ, contact a local organization.