I am a person who always likes to be in control.
I like to be able to choose and decide what happens to me.
So the idea that my future is always decided and that I cannot do anything about it is not something I am comfortable.
At the same time, this lack of faith sometimes makes me feel lonely and feeling like I am going through life alone?
What makes you guys believe in God?
You decide how to organize your life. You should take steps for yourself. As to feeling lonely it happens to each person in the world.
Agreed Control is and Illusion - A person can only control your thoughts and actions. Hell is you listen to modern psychology you can't even control your thoughts - you need a pill that helps you do that!
Getting back to the question - what makes a person believe in God! All I can tell you is what I know from my own experience. I used to believe in god because I was convinced that the order in the universe scientifically and mathematically speaking was just way to ordered to have come about without some intelligent force guiding it! I also used to believe in prayer and positive thinking because I believed that prayers and positive thoughts created good things in a persons life!
As I grew and gained more experience I discovered for myself that prayers and positive thoughts didn't really change anything it was merely my own delusion and self agreements that provided me what I thought was proof that some higher intelligence was in operation in the world around us. As time went on I was thrust into situations that demonstrated to me that there was no higher intelligence - there was merely random occurrences and that I mistakenly thought that when something positive happened it was due to my positive thoughts and actions. When you keep up with positive thoughts and actions and bad things start happening and continue to happen even though a person is being positive and doing good things it becomes painfully clear that positive thoughts and actions are not what produces positive effects in the world around you! Positive occurrences are random and can happen any time and anywhere and often happen to some really negative people!
It is these experiences that led me to understand that there is no god, and there is no intelligent force in the universe - that is a delusion that people suffer from in an attempt to make sense out of the randomness of life!!