God likens the children of Israel to weak, defenceless worm, and has promised to help them. If you take away Christ from the Church, it also becomes weak and defenceless. Jesus, knowing the weakness of our frame said; for without me ye can do nothing. Every Christian draws strength, wisdom, knowledge and the understanding needed to deal with the issues of life from Jesus Christ. He is the vine while we are the branches.
God sent Jonah on an errand but he rose up to flee from the presence of the Lord. And while running away from the presence of the Lord, he encountered the wrath of God. Although he knew that the Lord was angry with him, he delayed his repentance until he found himself in the belly of a fish. The Lord would have forgiven Jonah, if he repented in the ship. He would not have gone to spend three days in the belly of the fish.
You do not have much time to waste. It will not be long before your pilgrimage on earth comes to an end. Please permit me to ask: Where are your great grand parents? If they are still around then surely their parents would have gone. And one day it will be your turn to go. And as you know, both the young and the old die because death does not respect the law of averages. This world is not your home; you are here on a journey that will eventually come to an end.
Religion is either pure or vain. Sadly though, the religious life of many people falls short of God's standard. They go to Church, some even work in the Church as ministers yet their lives are full of cursing, swearing, lying, evil-speaking and selfishness. The word of God says such people are deceiving themselves with vain religion. The world is filthy and you must avoid being stained by it. Evil communications corrupt good manners.
You can have what you say, therefore speak according to God's word and not according to your thoughts and feeling. Speak what you want to see and not the problems and challenges in your life, because God's word teaches that you can have what you say. Carnal, fleshly words are destructive but the spiritual word of God is life-giving and profitable. Don't just believe God's word, speak it.