How to put religious themes in a fantasy novel?

Since I'm religious I don't like the idea of mixing what is fiction with what is fact. However I do love writing fantasy stories and would like my novels to have a meaningful life lesson in it. This is easy when it comes to other genres because it's based in the real world so you can always imbue your... show more Since I'm religious I don't like the idea of mixing what is fiction with what is fact.
However I do love writing fantasy stories and would like my novels to have a meaningful life lesson in it. This is easy when it comes to other genres because it's based in the real world so you can always imbue your character learning about the light at the end of the tunnel.
But in a fantasy story you can't just make up a god and put the same teachings in bc it's not The God.
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