Faith 5 July 2016

Who says this one-way is too big for my Z?!

Who says this one-way is too big for my Z?!

I have faith in love, truth, and family. Above all, I have faith in God. My heart, soul, mind, and body know that God can be counted on no matter what. When I see the stars in the heavens, and I try to fathom the beauty of the creator, I am speechless with no ability to express the depth of that kind of imagination.

When I think that same Creator God called me and you into being from the dust of those same stars, speaking our names, I cannot comprehend it. I have faith in God who built this Earth and gave life as a gift. I have faith that though I cannot see, I know I’m never alone, wrapped in the arms of my loving creator who is artist and architect of all that I love to look upon. IMG_0990

I have faith in my God who helps me up out of the dirt, when I fall flat on my face. This God of mine who is, and was, and always will be. Faith is a choice. The Psalmist writes in Psalm 119, verse 30: I have chosen the way of faithfulness. Faith is defined in Hebrews 11:1:

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 

Faith is stepping into new territory when it would be much easier to stay in your known world. Faith is reaching out to help when you see someone in need. Faith is signing up for that class even though you’ll have to go by yourself. Faith is starting off on a trail, not knowing what might be around the next bend, but trusting that the view at the top will be worth it.

IMG_1015I have faith, there is no doubt. But sometimes it gets lost way deep inside and I have work really hard to remember the strength that comes from my faith. Sometimes, I have ask God to carry the burden for me because it has become too much in the moment. And then, I find it again and wonder why in the world I was struggling so hard when it was there all the time. It’s so simple really and yet the most difficult thing in the world: take another step, write another word, utter a word of welcome or regret or acceptance, sing the first note, make that brush stroke, put the tractor in drive, send the text, mail the letter, ease out of the debt fifty dollars at-a-time. Make that first, tremulous, tiny move-that is faith.

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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