Faith is one human characteristic that does not allow for compromise. That is, either one possesses it or does not. Those that do possess faith generally lead blessed, fun-filled lives, despite the various trials and tribulations encountered along the way. They are usually extremely successful yet grounded in the principles of life, and generally inspire others to have faith and to improve in every aspect of their life. They usually have a healthy regard and understanding of the value and purpose of human life, and have a general realization and utmost respect for the power of Creator of the Universe.
Those that do not, on the other hand, are usually pessimistic, miserable and drama prone. Life for these individuals is like an unsolved mystery filled with doubt, confusion, worry and an overall questioning of their very existence. Therefore, it is no small wonder that many, if not all, of these individuals generally have a lack of regard, and much less understanding, of the value and purpose of human life and life in general. Needless to say, they question the very origin and existence of God, as well as the root of all origins of life.
According to the dictionary, faith has two basic meanings: The first is complete confidence in a person or plan, etc., and the second is a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny. These basic meanings exemplify ultimate trust and sincere belief that something good is eventually going to happen to make all well, regardless of the circumstances and situations that may be present. It also requires that someone whom we love, trust and have confidence in will not betray that trust, and will continue to build on that foundation to secure a lifelong, fruitful bond. It can also entail that a passionate goal of any kind can be reached, regardless of the ups and downs of everyday living, and given that the goal does not violate the laws of God and man.
To further clarify the aforementioned, Hebrews 11:1 of the Holy Bible states, ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” This particular scripture has humans placing the ultimate trust and belief in the supernatural (God himself) to prevail, uplift and save mankind, regardless of their state and circumstance. It is placing their belief in a certain event or goal that has not yet happened but will eventually come to fruition with the right approach and the grace of God. Two biblical examples of men who have shown faith in God are Job and Jesus. Job, despite being reduced from riches to rags, never lost faith, and continued to believe in God. Afterward, he was blessed with more than he had previous to his trial. Jesus, despite the various trials and tribulations he experienced while living, still remained faithful, even unto death. As a result, he rose to the right hand of God and is still revered and respected to the present day.
Hopefully this article has shed a little light on the importance of faith in everyday life. It is imperative in each and every aspect of it, and can make a profound difference in the quality of life of an individual. With exams coming up, I have faith that all will do the best they can do to get the best grade possible. Best of luck to all in that and in all things. Until next time, take care and God bless.
Jackson is a UR employee.