A Question of Faith

Have you ever questioned your faith? I have. Not because I question whether God is real, or that Jesus really died for me or even that the Holy Spirit inspires me to write.

No, what I question is me personally. Am I a true Christian or a paper tiger? Do I boldly claim to be a believer and then apply that knowledge only when it works in my favor? There are times I really question myself. Am I looking for redemption? Maybe forgiveness? Maybe I carry so much guilt that I am looking for a way out.

I really don’t think I am alone, I think there are a lot of us who question our faith sometimes. Feel lost or thoroughly confused. Don’t know what’s up or down.

Well, when I think about it, I realize that there is a way out. Prayer…just a little talk with Jesus makes it right (so the song says). A quiet guilt dump to my Savior and I feel better.

Another way to get out of a faith funk is to do something for someone else, even if it’s just a prayer, it all helps. When we question life, when we question why people do the things they do, remember what Mother Teresa said about helping others:

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”

At times of doubt, remember, Jesus cares and loves you.

Mumbles says,

Keep the faith!

God bless!

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