November 17, 2015

11 Quotes About Faith

Do you believe only what can be perceived with your five senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste? Or, do you agree that some phenomena are beyond that kind of categorization? Personally, I have experienced too many occurrences that defy science to disregard faith.  

It’s also helpful to remember that today’s miracle is tomorrow’s science. Just because something cannot be quantified doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist—or will exist:
  • Jules Verne wrote about submarines years before they were fully conceived.
  • The tricorders and communicators of the original Star Trek series remind us of today’s cell phones and tablets.
  • People scoffed at the idea of invisible germs being the cause of illness and infection before antibiotics and anesthetics were invented.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

Believe for Rain During a Drought…Really?

In I Kings 18: 43-45, the prophet, Elijah, expects rain. He has his servant check for signs of much-needed rain six times. Each time, the servant goes to look towards the sea and finds nothing but clear skies.

The servant reports seeing a cloud the size of a man’s hand when he checks the sky a seventh time. Elijah immediately sends word to King Ahab to go home before the rains stop him.  Ahab and Elijah barely make it to Jezreel before the skies open up with rain.

Quotes about Faith

Of course, there are many resources through which we can bolster our belief. In this blog post, I would like to reference two articles:

“Faith is being willing to trust God—turning your hopes and problems over to Him and trusting in His wisdom—and knowing that somehow everything will turn out for the best. No matter how difficult or dark things become, there is always a light.”—direct quote from the article itself
“If you knew everything was really all right, and that it has a happy ending, you wouldn’t feel trepidations about your future.” Abraham-Hicks
“As your faith is strengthened you will find there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.”—Emmanuel Teney
“Faith is a grand cathedral, with divinely pictured windows—standing without, you can see no glory, not can you imagine any, but standing within every ray of light reveals a harmony of unspeakable splendors”—Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Faith is taking the first step even though you don’t see the whole staircase.”—Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”—St. Augustine
“Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.”—Khalil Gibran
“Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.”—Voltaire
“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”—J.R.R. Tolkien
“There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.”—Mahatma Ghandi

My Conclusion

Please see more about belief against the odds in my book, Accept No Trash Talk: Overcoming the Odds

How have you kept the faith?

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