It can be a religious thing, a spiritual thing, or just a personal thing. But it something we all need to get through the toughest of times.
Luckily, the world is full of quotes about faith.
"FAITH - It does not make things easy, it makes things possible."
"Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to."
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
I am a quote junkie and have pinned or shared countless quotes on faith. I do it because many times my faith is waning. Lately, it has been waning a lot.
My forty-seventh birthday is one week from today. Currently, I am living with my ex-step-mother-in-law because I can't afford my own home just yet. I am having to borrow money from my parents because I don't get paid until September 20. I am still single. I am not creating the art, writing, and photography I dream of, nor am I supporting myself financially through my art. My daughter has to live with her father in his toxic household until I can get my own place. Luckily my son is old enough to be on his own.
At times like these, it is hard to keep faith in our hearts, but it is exactly at times like these that we need to hang on tightly to our faith that things ARE going to be alright. Things will get better. This too shall pass. But it gets really hard, doesn't it? Day in and day out and no change seems to be coming. Things either stay the same or they get worse. You've gotta hang in there.
Sometimes when we are so close to just giving up and throwing in the towel, that is when change is about to happen. But if we lose our faith, that change just slips away, never surfacing, never showing you the rewards of having strong, true faith.
I write this to you....whoever is needing a reminder that faith is a strong, powerful force in our lives. Mainly I write it for myself. I write to remind myself that despite all I have been through, regardless of how dim my situation seems right now, good things are coming! Amazing things are coming! And I will cling tightly to that unwavering faith that has permeated my cells for so long now. Because I know not to give up. Ever. And I send that reminder to you too....
Don't you DARE give up!!