All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
You can feel the whole world and still feel lost in it. So many people are in pain– no matter how smart or accomplished–they cry, they yearn, they hurt. But instead of looking down on things, they look up, which is where I should have been looking, too. Because when the world quiets to the sound of your own breathing, we all want the same things: comfort, love and a peaceful heart. If you can see the invisible, God will do the impossible. Life is doubt, And faith without doubt is nothing but death. Sometimes it’s easy to lose faith in people. And sometimes one act of kindness is all it takes to give you hope again. If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it. I must confess that I lost faith in the sanity of the world.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. I was a terrible believer in things, but I was also a terrible nonbeliever in things. I was as searching as I was skeptical. I didn’t know where to put my faith, or if there was such a place,or even what the word faith meant, in all of it’s complexity. Everything seemed to be possibly potent and possibly fake. A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets. Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving. Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free.
No matter how many people believe or don’t believe in you, you must be the ultimate believer in yourself. There isn’t any questioning the fact that some people enter your life, at the exact point of need, want or desire – it’s sometimes a coincidence and most times fate, but whatever it is, I am certain it came to make me smile. We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn’t come naturally. It’s a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith. While believing strongly, without evidence, is considered a mark of madness or stupidity in any other area of our lives, faith still holds immense prestige in our society.
There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow. The person who was once starved may revenge themselves upon the world not by stealing just once, or by stealing only what they needs, but by taking from the world an endless toll in payment of something irreplaceable, which is the lost faith. I think of how life takes unexpected twists and turns, sometimes through sheer happenstance, sometimes through calculated decisions. In the end, it can all be called fate, but to me, it is more a matter of faith. Loving another person is a wonderful thing, and if that love is sincere, no one ends up tossed into a labyrinth. You have to have more faith in yourself.
We never know when our last day on earth will be. So, love with full sincerity, believe with true faith, and hope with all of your might. Better to have lived in truth and discovered life, than to have lived half halfheartedly and died long before you ever ceased breathing. Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be lived. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically lived. The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it and the faith to believe it is possible. True faith manifests itself through our actions.
All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light.