Salvation is a lot like falling in love. I first understood the love of Christ through my marriage. My husband is a great man. He loves me for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, and has proven it time after time, from one crisis to the next. Having a relationship with Jesus is a lot like that. He will never leave you or forsake you. If you are far from him, just like a good husband, you were the one to walk out first and call it quits.
Christians believe in one God with three manifestations (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). There are a lot of religions out there and I honestly believe you can know of God without having a relationship with him through his son. I’ve met very god Muslims, Jews, and people who seek self-actualization (my mother being one of them) and it is not for me to say who is saved and who is damned. I only profess to believe in a way to experience God through relationship rather, than ritual or works based salvation.
Knowing God the father is the typical parent/child relationship. There are some rules to follow, but just like a good parent, God the father loves you in spite of your flaws and simply wants you to grow through natural maturity. Like parents do, God has pictures of all of us in his living room.
To underst the trinity, underst the typical epithet of a man, “Devoted husband, father, and son.” God became flesh to walk among us and when he resurrected he left part of his soul behind to be with us always. God is all of these things to us at exactly the same time. Like the bible says “Let the weak and the weary find rest in me.” There are no problems too big for God. I urge you to pray, the answer will either be yes, no, wait, or bear it. The truth is people facing struggles are blessed because it is through the struggle that character and strength are built.