Updated: Oct 20
What is faith? The dictionary says, complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Also, strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. The Bible describes it better, in my opinion. It says that "faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." I guess that could also mean complete trust in something. However, many times we forget the part "without seeing" from the trusting equation.
Probably 2020 gave us a cruel reality to where our faith in different things stands. Even though I know that faith without deeds to back it up would be dead, I think it's more about discipline. Like everything else we want to exercise, faith requires discipline.
Our family have been in the eye of he storm for the last month. Many times I felt like my faith was out of shape. Even though I've been running the prayer treadmill but in a split of a second I would easily forget to keep trusting even when I didn't see.
There are probably many things we still can't see and this year put more fog in the road ahead. But I believe that if we add discipline to our trust we'll see the change we're looking for. We can take all the steps we want as we move forward. We can reshape, reorganize, work in our thinking/feeling process. But when we call it faith and we claim it every single day, sooner or later, whatever mountain we're thinking about, it will have to move.
So I'll trust you Lord in the midst of my storm. The rest will probably be another tale to tell.