The other day while talking with a fellow Christian who is going through a “valley” time several ideas popped into my mind and I shared them with him. They probably helped me more than him. He needed a strong dose of faith as did I. The conversation dredged up statements about faith that helped both of us.
From the Bible we know that faith sees that which is now invisible, but as real as Mt. Everest and more durable. Faith enables believers to believe that beyond the thickest darkness lies a dawn more golden than our dreams. That God has a hanky to dry every tear and that somehow, no matter how cold and dreary the winter, a rose will bloom and springtime will again come to our heart.
Faith, trusting in the overall goodness of God, to, by faith in the truth, quote Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” while a tear scalds our cheek is faith, often all the faith we have at the time, but faith nonetheless.
Leo Tolstoy said and believed, “Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.”
Often faith finds it necessary to use unorthodox means to win out such as Molly Pitcher.
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