What Faith Really Is

We need to be open to uncertainty. What are you going to do the next time God doesn’t give you what you want? What are you going to do if you end up with the exact opposite of what you prayed for? This is the type of uncertainty I mean.

People of faith tend to live as though God will give them what they want if they pray enough. And that God certainly won’t allow the opposite to occur. But this is a fantasy. Wishful thinking.

Real faith is about uncertainty. It’s about acceptance. And it’s about trust. Trusting that even if things don’t go the way you want them to, there’s a purpose to your existence (a positive one). That God is not malevolent or indifferent.

Faith is trusting without fully understanding. Faith is trusting that love is stronger than hate and that love will win in the end.