April 22, 2014

For We Walk by Faith

Last week my BOFF wrote an amazing post. One that really made me think. About faith , about love and about my life. About my nature and how I've become who I am. And about who I want to become as well.

I've never had, nor will I have the faith that Jesus did. The faith He had in His Father. The faith that even though He knew He was going to die, He knew it was for a bigger purpose and that His Father would save Him. Such h u m b l i n g faith .

I know I don't have the faith that Jesus did, but I hold strong to my faith. I fully believe in Jesus and that He is the way to everlasting life outside of this earthly world. I have faith that God loves me, no matter what, and that no matter how many times I turn away from Him, He will always welcome me back. I have faith that He will protect those near and dear to me and bless them.

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This faith has helped me live my life as an optimist. I don't 'worry' like many people do. I mean, yes, I do worry, but usually it's about the stupid stuff. How I'll respond to someone in an argument that 'might' happen or what I will say if an ex makes a random appearance somewhere. Those are the random things I find myself worrying about, which is stupid, but it's also very minor. Airplane, well that's a whole other beast ;)!

I truly believe I'm not as big of a worrier because I have faith that it will work out. I didn't worry about the weather on my wedding day, because I knew if we had rain in the forecast we'd be okay. I don't worry about where our first home will be, because I know wherever it is, that will be the right place for us. I am not someone that looks for the bad in a sistuation, I trust and have faith that the good will come to light.

I have faith in humanity. Yes, the world is a dark, scary place at times, but it's also made up of beautiful and wonderful people. I have faith that people won't try to cheat me or try to ruin my day. I have faith that no matter how hard things may get, better days are coming around. faith that justice will be served to those that try to hurt others. Faith that even though I have a stressful day, God has granted me blessings I didn't even take the time to see.

Don't think I kid myself and think that life is all roses, because I know it isn't. I've suffered my share of hardships, had my own fights with God and lost a bit of my faith at times. Life has drama and heartaches, and they often suck for a long time. But, faith says 'hold on for the better' and 'the sun shines brightest after the rain'. So have faith sweet friends of mine. Where ever you are in life, have just a lil faith.

 
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13 comments:

Nikki said...

This is so spot on. I love this! I love how honest you are! Having faith is half the battle and it is truly heartbreaking how many people do not have faith.

JumpingJE said...

I love how confident and fearless you are in your beliefs. It's something to admire.

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BLovedBoston said...

Love this and so true - if we lose faith then what do we really have? I think you have a great outlook on life and love and people - so you shouldn't change it!!

Illegally Blonde said...

Love you so much! This is such a big reason why you and I are friends. I am constantly amazed and how much better I feel when I pray through the hard times and let faith guide my life. It lets me ease my woes and worries knowing I cannot control life and its in His capable hands. But, I confess sometimes I pray you found a house closer to me... is that bad? xoxo

Alisha said...

Great post today, just the reminder I needed this morning!!

The Pink Growl said...

Love this post!!! Faith is everything. I know I struggle a lot with God's timing in my life vs. my own timing, but I have the utmost faith that He will work everything out for me. I love that first quote!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Love this post! Especially when working in healthcare and the stuff I see on a daily basis.....you have to believe that someone is looking over you....

brooke lyn said...

i love the line 'i believe in love, even when i cannot feel it'

Becoming the Roberts said...

I love this posting! It's awesome that you posted it around Easter too and the resurrection time. My husband and I are big believers in Christ and we love finding other blogs that are, too.

I'd love to follow your blog via mine if I could figure out how to do it ;)

Meg {henninglove} said...

i think faith gives me hope, courage and trusting that life is gonna be hard but God will get me through anything.

Denise said...

Great post on Faith! Love that quote!

Janna Renee said...

This is a beautiful and heartfelt post, my love! Great job.