Wednesday, August 25, 2010

i hate marathons

Having faith is easy when all of our needs - and even most of our wants - are being met. We readily attribute our blessings to God when things are good and we feel satisfied about our lives' direction.

Exercising faith in the midst of suffering, loss or hardship - living it when our hearts' are breaking, or our needs are not being met, or our very souls are engulfed in cavernous doubt - that is really just the beginning when it comes to living a life of faith. The only thing we can do when we hit the wall in a long race is to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Some days we have to make one of two choices: to drop out of the race, or to trust God even though we are not sure there is still reason to have faith.

Some days pushing forward is all there is.