Most of us are familiar with the Serenity Prayer reminding us to change the things we can change, release the things we can’t change, and to have the wisdom to know the difference.
In other words, to have faith.
But faith is tricky. But how do you “have” faith? What does it look like? Where does it come from? How do we learn to have faith? Who do we give our faith to? Just have faith, we’re told, which is, as the saying goes, easy to say, harder to do.
The thing is, faith can’t be had or found or searched for or even offered. Faith is only something we can choose to cultivate ourselves. It comes from within.
Faith begins to grow when we listen to that small still voice within and follow the promptings. Faith comes from experiencing how our life goes when we do listen and follow. “Oh. That worked out after all,” we might say. And then the next time we’re in a stressful situation, remembering to once more listen to the small voice.
When we learn to trust the life journey we’re on, regardless of how stressful it might seem, when we learn to pay attention and release worry, life has a way of working itself out.
Trust your journey. And the more you trust, the more faith will grow, regardless of what gets tossed your way.
- Faith So Strong (a triolet) (sansburydr.wordpress.com)