In This, I Have Faith

There are some topics in which I struggle to speak. I am just not comfortable with the subject matter. Why? Because I don’t spend enough time dealing with it. I can read about it and understand it intellectually, but can I live it? Can I put that which is in my head into my heart? Can I imprint it onto my soul?

Faith

I know it is there. I can’t see it, but I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that it is true. That it is there.

The universe works in its own perfect order. Even that which seems chaotic is a part of its nature. Will the sun come up tomorrow? I have no reason to believe otherwise. No matter how bad things get, the sun will rise and begin a new day. In this, I have faith. In this, I can be grateful that there will always be a light at the end of the time of darkness.  But what if I am wrong, and a day comes when the sun is no longer there? This is out of my power to control. I will close my eyes and remember the times of light until my last hour.

There are some people that I have a tremendous amount of faith in. I can know that there is no wavering with them. They are exactly as I have come to expect them to be, and I can trust them to be just that. Can they break that faith? Of course. But that is outside of my power and until then I will continue to hold that faith.

Within me. Within the fabric of my soul, I believe. I don’t know what it is. I can’t see it. But I know that if I keep doing what I am doing, the days ahead of me will be filled with sunshine. I will no longer live in the darkness of my past but will continually be walking toward the light. In this, I have faith that as I practice the virtues that I study, I will become more virtuous.

The belief that becomes truth for me…is that which allows me the best use of my strength, the best use of putting my virtues into action. – André Gide

Be not afraid. The light will come. Even in the darkest of times, the light will come. In this, you can have faith.