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How Do You Keep The Faith?

Faith is the battle between what you believe in against what you don’t believe in. It’s a challenge between what’s going on with your mind and what’s happening right in front of you. It’s a struggle between what you see with your eyes and what you want to see with your heart. Faith is what you believe in despite everything else inside of you telling otherwise.

A friend recently asked me if I had doubts with my faith. You see, the thing about faith is that since it’s something intangible, it can disappear too. There is truth that faith can be tough like a rock – strong and sturdy – but things can happen to you that will allow it to crumble and fall.

Faith can be whatever you want to believe in. Faith in God, in people, or in yourself are all different factions of faith. Since it’s subjective, nobody can tell you what you should believe in or not. People can however guide you and help you find what you’re looking for.

The friend who asked me about faith told me not to give up. We haven’t seen each other for more than a year and have probably spoken only a handful of times the past year. Still, she urged me that in whatever I’m going through that I shouldn’t give up.

How do you keep it? How do you believe in the unknown when the things known to you are the exact opposite? How do you persevere through difficult situations in your life?

Honestly, I still don’t know how to keep it. What’s even more difficult is trying to keep it when the situation you’re in doesn’t change. Faith can’t be circumstantial in a sense that you can’t waver in your beliefs or morals just because things don’t go your way. That wouldn’t be faith right?

What you can do is continue to try. Believing to believe is a step. Believing that there has got to be more to life than this, is still something. To try to have faith is not as good as having a strong foundation in your faith, but it’s still worth trying.

Faith is still worth trying to save.

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How Can I Stand Here With You and Not Be Moved By You?

Hopefully you watch the video first before reading. 🙂

The first time I watched this video was about maybe 7-8 years ago in a youth camp. I remember I cried like a little girl and had goosebumps that made me stop dead in my tracks. And 7-8 years later, here I was again crying (though not like a little girl anymore thank goodness!) and had goosebumps that could fill the entire room. As a young man and looking back at this video today, there’s more understanding  to the symbolism of the characters. Of course, everyone experiences different kinds of evil in their lives. There are various temptations in this world, and the enemy knows exactly what will make us fall. For the longest time, I was that person in the video who was so caught up with life and what I perceived to be good. I was that person who was so lost (and many ways still lost) and trying desperately to get back in my life. In all honesty it came to a point that I resonated with the last temptation of the hooded figure inviting death. Not that I was going to kill myself, but I felt that life has left me. Besides, we’re dead anyway once we have no drive and no purpose to keep on living.

Besides the video, the song expresses what people want from the Lord. He’s all that we want, all that we need, our everything. However, what got me thinking differently was what if the song was actually sung in the perspective of God? Can it be possible that He’s saying “You’re all that I want. You’re my everything”? It’s a tough pill to swallow that the God of the universe loves us so much that He’s willing to do everything just to have us back in His arms. The thought of Him being crazy about me is…. well, crazy. Me? I always think that I’m nothing and I’m never enough. And God wants me?

How about you, do you believe God is pursuing you with everything He’s got? Do you believe He’s saying “How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you?

Yes, He loves you and me. As hard it is to believe sometimes, but it’s true.

The tears always begin to move out of my eyes when the girl drops the gun and tries to get back with Christ. And then… and then… He starts defend all the evil that’s trying to get His child. Oh crap. Here I am crying like a little girl again and having goosebumps.

 

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