Faith is the breath of God that animates our soul. We cannot see it, we can only feel it — when we pay attention. Doubt is the uncertainty that our source of spiritual power will be available to us in times of misfortune, pain, and illness. It is our minds way of protecting our past and holding on to it.
It is 'normal' to experience spiritual doubt. In fact, times of doubt can lead to our greatest transformative moments and is the 'can' opener to faith.
The future is unknown and therefore brings with it a feeling of uncertainty. It is faith that teaches us to contemplate the invisible which is beyond our grasp and beyond our mind; not through the power of knowledge but the power of feeling.
Our faith connects the past to the future and gives us a kind of spiritual gravity in the present. It reassures us that God is in the future just as in the present and past. All that is unknowable is held within God and that includes us, our families, friends, and all our collective well being; yesterday, today, and tomorrow in all ways.
Worry is a flag waving where faith is waiting to enter. Hope lives in the mind - faith lives in the heart. Fall out of your mindsets and have confidence your heart will catch you. There are no accidental experiences or chance inner states.
The spiritual dimensions of life are real, more real in fact than what we call life on this earth. Faith is the unifying principle that weaves together all experiences and creates a future where God lives in your heart always.
May this month provide a 'faith-lift' bringing you a refreshed outlook, renewed perspective and peaceful heart.