Faith feels

faith

[feyth] 

noun

1.confidence or trust in a person or thing
2. belief that is not based on proof
Belief that is not based on proof.
The more I live and the more God tests my faith, the less and less I understand it. Faith is such a crucial foundation in the Christian life and yet it also seems so elusive to me. Like a pandora’s box – you step out, say something, follow God and you just never know what you’re going to get.
Like Forrest Gump told us all what his momma taught him:
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
Simple, yet profound.
When God asks us to step out in faith, however that may be, there is simply no way we can know what lies on the other side. It’s like two sides of the same coin:
Faith trusts regardless of the outcome. Faith follows no matter what road it takes you down. Faith perseveres whether or not it is easy.

And although faith is not a feeling, stepping out in faith feels like something (to me at least).

… like the drop in your stomach after the first hill of a roller coaster.

… like the wind knocked out of you when you fall flat on your back.

… like the heart-pounding thrill as you complete the winning goal.

… like the knock on the door that startles you from your stupor.

… like your heart may pound out of your chest (and you swear everyone else can hear it beating).

… like the hard lump in your throat you just cannot seem to swallow.

… like the first step out of the running blocks.

… like hearing the news you were dreading.

… like working up the nerve to talk to that specific person.

… like the deafening silence you cannot escape.

 

Faith is not a feeling, but it feels an awful lot like real life. Faith is not a feeling, but it feels more human than supernatural. Faith is not a feeling, but it feels…

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