It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Chapter 8, Page 13, Book 17

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up.


Keeping the faith in what seems like a faithless age 

Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.

Madeleine L’Engle

Life can be bittersweet sometimes.  There are some days when it seems like every wish or dream is coming true. And then there are some days when the clouds begin to fill in and block the light. It’s on these darker days when your faith is needed most.  Because if we have faith, we believe that things are going to get better.

Faith is something that must be released. You can possess faith, but you must put it to use. A muscle that is not used gets weak and shrivels up. If you don't use your faith, then it's no different than not having any.

Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.

Max Lucado

  Our faith, the gift that grows, is more precious than gold. 

I’ve come to see faith as a gift that grows. It is a gift, yes, I didn’t earn it, but I can hold it and nurture it and cultivate it and allow it to grow, by God’s grace, by what I feed it and what I do with it and what I allow into the garden of my heart. 

Fears follow doubt. Faith follows hope.

 I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

William Allen White


jack69 said...

You done good! That quote by White was the perfect way to end this entry. SWEET!

betty said...

So true about faith being a gift and that it does grow with time. Looking back on God's faithfulness in being with us in all aspects of our lives helps to continue to develop our faith muscle.


Mevely317 said...

Sometimes the simplest words carry the most weight: "Keeping the faith in what seems like a faithless age." Looking up!


Keeping the faith is sometimes hard to do. "Fears follow doubt. Faith follows hope."