Why I have Faith
I believe in things I cannot see.
I believe in electricity even though I can’t see its wires neatly hidden behind my nicely painted walls. I walk into my house when it’s dark at night, and I flip on the switch. I have light. I am grateful. I am happy. I don’t need to know everything about electricity. Electricity works, so I use it.
I believe in things I can feel.
I walk into some places, and I get a bad feeling, so I leave. My child asks to go to a certain party, and I get a bad feeling, so I say no. I look at my husband and without his saying anything to me I can feel that something is wrong. When I feel peaceful and good about a decision, it always turns out to be right. I don’t need to understand everything about how my feelings guide and direct my life. Listening to my inner feelings, or intuition, works, so I use it.
I believe in things that are mysteries to me.
I believe in the Internet even though it is a mystery to me. I don’t understand how I can sit at my computer and e-mail my kids across the country and have them instantly answer me back. I can push another button and communicate with all eleven of them at one time. Amazing! I don’t need to know everything about the intricacies of the Internet. The Internet works, so I use it.
I know many people do not believe in a Father in Heaven as I do. They think our complex universe was created without any type of Divine Creator, Master Planner, or God. They also think that when we die, we are dismissed to the end of our existence, and there is no real purpose to life. But I have never believed these things, and I never will. None of this makes sense to my logical mind nor my spiritual heart.
I believe in God and have complete faith in Him.
Faith is believing in things that I cannot see.
Faith is believing in things that I can feel.
Faith is believing in things that are mysteries to me.
I believe in miracles.
I have seen too many miracles in my life to doubt the existence of a kind, loving Heavenly Father who created our universe. I have seen too many miracles in my life to doubt that there is life after death. I have seen too many miracles in my life to doubt that there is indeed a real purpose to life:
The miracle of answers to prayers.
The miracle of safety even when I didn’t have time to pray.
The miracle of seeing my loved ones’ lives preserved.
The miracle of having my health restored.
The miracle of lost things being found by an unseen hand.
The miracle of the right person coming into my life.
The miracle of having my family sustained during trials.
The miracle of having my mind and heart healed.
The miracle of my son being raised from the almost dead.
I have faith in God. I can’t see Him, but I can feel Him—and I’ve always loved a good mystery!
I believe my faith will be tried.
Although I don’t understand all the mysteries of God right now, I know that someday I will. Until then, I choose to walk by faith. As I move forward, I trust in the spiritual light and inspiration that comes from God. I know that all the blessings I need in my life will come after the trial of my faith.
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls (Peter 1:7-9).
Without faith, progress stops.
With faith, miracles happen.
Faith is power.
Faith is light.
Faith is real.
Faith works, so I use it.