Having Faith in an Uncertain World
by Randi G. Fine
There are many times in life when we find ourselves walking in the dark--faithfully moving forward but unsure of where we are heading or what obstacles we will bump or stumble on along the way.
The only way to navigate through the uncertainty of life is to have faith in something greater than ourselves. Some call that source God, some refer to it as their Higher Power, and some look to The Universe. What we name the object of our faith doesn't matter. Whether we find faith through religion or through our own design doesn't matter. Having a source for our faith is the only thing that matters.
Experience proves that there is a purpose for everything; even our deepest pain. No one escapes the impasses of life. There are times when our troubles loom large and are completely beyond our control. We only have two choices when we're halted: give up, or trust that there will be a brighter tomorrow. The decision should be obvious, but that doesn't mean that it's easy.
Relinquishing control of our life to an intangible source takes tremendous faith and courage. So often we are stopped in our tracks just so we may develop that faith. We are all spiritual beings. Though we exist in the physical world as human beings, our purpose is one with God, The Universe, or whatever Higher Power we choose to believe in. Adversity serves to remind us of that.
When we begin to seek a purpose for everything that happens, we grow stronger and so does our faith. The stronger our faith becomes, the more miracles we can recognize. Our ability to trust and to surrender our control gets easier over time.
When we believe in faith...it will always prove its purpose.
“When you have come to the edge Of all light that you know And are about to drop off into the darkness Of the unknown, Faith is knowing One of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or You will be taught to fly”