Learning to have Faith

As people who have spiritual beliefs one of the things we’re learning about throughout our lives is faith. It’s a concept that it takes our whole lives to truly understand and some days we don’t get anywhere close to understanding it. It’s a really simple yet really complex topic all at once which is one of the reasons it’s so challenging for us. So today I thought I would share a few thoughts about what faith could be or do for us, and invite you to share what you’ve learned about faith as well.

Faith gives the courage to keep going. When life gets to be too hard or the challenges look too big we can find courage in our faith that we can handle it and that we can see it through to the finish.

Faith gives us hope. Whether it’s hope in a better tomorrow, hope that it will all work out or hope for what is yet to come, faith is our conviction that better things are coming.

Faith brings people together. As we talked about on Wednesday we need other people in our lives, preferably those who will help us grow, not hold us back. Often we gather together because we have similar beliefs and are united on similar purposes and goals.

So what is faith? Faith is a confidence, a trust, a belief in something that’s bigger than you and me. Yes, sometimes we do put our faith in the wrong things, but that’s part of the learning process. So how’s your faith these days? Have you misplaced your faith or let it slide? Choose today to embrace faith again.

“I’m a believer in belief. Faith is something that works – it causes people to do things, it has results. It’s an intangible, indefinable, very real thing. And it moves people, sometimes to atrocity. And sometimes to survival.” Tommy Lee Jones

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