Either your experiences in life will shape your view of God, or your experiences with God will shape your view of life.
Over the years, I’ve noticed that the first one causes people to focus on the politics of religion and the religion of politics. The latter inspires untiring faith, unceasing hope, and unconditional love.
Give yourself a Christmas gift. Recount the miracles you’ve seen with Jesus until they overwhelm the miseries and madness you’ve seen in the world.