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Hello, I am sorry but I am new so I am not sure if this post is appropriate on here. Also I want to appolgise as this will be a long post. Sorry.

So, for introduction purposes, hi I am Indian-British 16 year old. I was raised up as being a Sikh, so i was always knew the existance of God however never in Jesus.
For a while i became fully aware the bible and recently I became very interested to become a Christian.
However, I am just a 16 year old girl who has up coming exams (GCSES) as well as a family who are strongly religious in Sikhism and asking advice of converting will lead to conflict. So I am in a awkward pickle but i dont see as a big issue..
However, in the beginning to convert to Christianity I knew I was immediately viewed as awful sinner.
So when praying forgiveness from God and admit to him that I was a sinner. I knew I have to put my faith into Jesus.
But considering I was never brought up into believing in Jesus, i do not know how to have faith in Christ.
I normally try to force myslef to believe, but for some reason it never really workes as i always believe Jesus as being unreal, which always makes me sad and full of despair because i want to believe and my faith into Christ so badly.
There are sometimes there are these feelings of me being aware of Jesus existance and he died for our sins from this i get unconditionally happy and relieved of me believing in Jesus. But these feelings immediately go, leaving me in the sad and confused again.

So thats my problem right now, i really do not know what to do, thanks for reading my problematic situation and sorry for making longer this longer than its needs to be.
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But considering I was never brought up into believing in Jesus, i do not know how to have faith in Christ.

Hello Jay and welcome to the forums and of course, the family of Christ.

This is what Jesus says about faith. There’s no complex formula or such.

Matthew 17:20

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”

Check this out.
Hebrews 11:1,13-14
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

Or read the whole chapter 11!

As you can see Hebrews is full of excellent advice and examples of what faith actually means. Do you believe in Jesus Christ? Good, but do you believe He is your Savior? You do? Great, still, do you believe in Him? Do you believe He does speak the Truth?

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

Do you need to believe in somebody that knows what he's doing, that won't lie to you and can give you life, even eternal life? Then Jesus Christ is the One you're looking for!

Keep in mind that the Lord's telling you:
28 "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
29 "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls."
30 "For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Emphasis is mine, of course! Still, you need to be as meek and humble as the Lord while He was among us! Proud people won't follow Christ's footsteps.
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it has been a while since you wrote here.
How are you? Please get back one day!

And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.

If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love; whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

1John 4:14-16

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which He hath testified of His Son.

He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself:

he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of His Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

1John 5:9-13

Read the New Testament, it is good food for you!

Bless you ....><>
Think of the Bible as 'faith food'. The more you learn of God through the Scriptures, the stronger your faith/confidence in Him will become. :)