It Takes Faith

Author’s Note: I offer these thoughts for anyone who might be in a very dark place right now. Originally I wrote them for myself. Now I want to share them with you, in the hope they will be helpful.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

  1. It takes faith–to believe that tomorrow will be a better day, to believe that it’s worth getting out of bed for.
  2. It takes faith–to believe that tomorrow holds its share of joy. The joy may be hidden at first, but it will be there.
  3. It takes faith–to believe that if you don’t give in, don’t give up, but you keep going, God will make it all worthwhile–somehow, someway–if not right away, then later.
  4. It takes faith–to believe that when you have something wrong– physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually–you won’t always have it. It’s possible to develop a mindset that says you’ll always have a certain malady, a certain problem;  this is just the way it’s always going to be. You don’t have to accept that mindset. Instead, you can have the attitude that says, “I might have this thing tonight, but by God’s grace, I won’t always have it!”
  5. It takes faith–to hang on when all seems dark, when life seems meaningless.

Have faith; hang on. Faith is unseen, but it is powerful.

©P. Booher

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