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What Keeps Your Faith Alive?

By on Jun 07, 2015


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We are twice armed if we fight with faith. – Plato

Some days the bad news rushes over you like a storm surge from a high tide. Rescue feels hopeless. Disaster seems certain.

The ISIS threat – earthquakes – a rising murder rate – things are getting blacker; it’s as if the world is spinning out of control and faith has died.

But there’s hope.

While no one person can push back the water, it takes just one person, one voice at a time, and one choice at a time, to refuse to go under by keeping their head up and seeing what’s good.

It takes just one person to keep faith alive so the rest of us never forget that no matter what’s happening around us, faith is stronger than fear.

So, on the days when the high water is surrounding you, look deep inside to remember what keeps your faith alive.

What keeps your faith alive?
– Is it the sweet hug you received from your child?
– Is it the gentle kiss your partner gave before starting the day?
– Is it the time spent with a friend?

What keeps your faith alive?
– Is it the satisfaction of a job well done?
– It is the feeling after a long run?
– It is finishing what you started?

What keeps your faith alive?
– Is it being aware of God’s presence?
– Is it being lost in prayer?
– Is it when you trust what you don’t see?

If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. – Mohandas Gandhi

What keeps your faith alive?
– Is it revealed in the person who receives a promise kept?
– Is it seeing kindness in action?
– Is it the smile from a stranger?

What keeps your faith alive?
– Is it when you remember to be love every day?
– Or, is it when you remember you are worthy to receive love?

What keeps your faith alive?
– Is it knowing you are stronger than you think?
– Is it understanding happiness is a form of courage?
– It is being grateful for this day?

Being swept away by bad news can be avoided when you remember what keeps your faith alive and then having the confidence to lean into that faith. When you do, you will find yourself still standing after the surge passes.

The BridgeMaker Founder Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender. Join the community to connect, share and inspire: Twitter | Facebook | More Posts