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#186: Faith and Trust

Friday, January 01, 2010

This afternoon CINDYHOUGHTON, www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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, wrote in her blog about religious faith.

That got me thinking about how much faith and trust we put into other people and things every day without giving it a second thought.

Are you sitting in a chair? You likely don't know who made that chair or how it was made, yet you have faith and trust that it will not break and dump you on the floor when you sit in it.

Drive your car today? You, like me, probably simply pull up to a gas pump and begin pumping away, not giving any thought to whether or not that actually is gasoline coming out of that hose and not raw sewage water or lemonade.

We don't usually know the inner workings of our computer yet we turn it on and type away having faith and trust that the machine will let us do spreadsheets, send and receive emails and all of the other functions of a computer.

We use tap water to wash dishes, brush our teeth and bathe, never thinking about its purity.

We to bed never wondering if the bed, like the chair, will collapse when we lie down.

We do not expect to be electrocuted when we turn on a radio or hairdryer. We never see how our food is manufactured but we buy it and consume it without being scared that we will be sickened by it.

It seems to me that we exhibit faith and trust many times throughout every day with all of the "normal" aspects of life.

But, when it comes to believing, having faith and trust, that this life is but a temporary resting place for us, many balk at such an idea. Why? Is it too far-fetched to at least wonder what happens when we pass on? If not, then why is it so difficult to at least think maybe there is another aspect of life, the hereafter, that exists elsewhere in the universe?

Faith and trust. We place it in everyday things, people and events but when it comes to having faith and trust in something important, our possible everlasting life, we hesitate.

Why is that?
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  • GIRLHALFFULL
    Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith.
    ~ Adel Bestavros


    Thank you for such a wonderful entry.
    4074 days ago
  • CINDYHOUGHTON
    Yes and you can present this information to the unsaved and some will still try to justify their lack of faith. That's what I don't understand.
    4074 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE
    You are so right Lou, we live a big part of our life on faith . We know when we put the key in the ignition that the Car will start and we choose to do it even though we don't know the whole mechanic's of what makes it happen. Same with many things. Yet too many people refuse to trust in The Lord because they can't explain him yet these same people trust in everyday things that they could not fully comprehend all the working of. We must learn to walk by faith and not by sight as the Bible teaches us. Joy
    4075 days ago
  • WORDSINMOTION
    I really like what you said because it really is true
    4075 days ago
  • YATMAMA
    This very question was posed to me as a young girl in Catholic high school and it stuck with me the rest of my days. It's all a matter of faith. The trick is to decide where to place your faith. Thanks for the reminder to you and to Cindy.
    4075 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    I certainly never thought of faith in this respect...yet you are right...we take so much for granted. And I am so thankful that I have a God and a Lord and Savior and know that I know that there IS a hereafter and it's called Heaven. I have never been a hardhead though and have been a very trusting person. Thankfully the Holy Spirit drew me and I followed. You are so right that it is hard to imagine how people can not believe in an afterlife. What about people that die young or babies...what would be the point?!
    I would bet my socks that you will have anyone who reads this blog thinking alot about what it says.
    Thanks, Lou

    4075 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/1/2010 9:45:47 PM
  • CALEXANDER5
    I really liked this post. It is good to be co-dependant, isn't it? I would hate to be on this journey alone, or on any journey for that matter.

    Thank you for giving me a new perspective on faith.

    God bless! emoticon
    4075 days ago
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