One of my favorite things to do is talk about faith with people who don’t hold similar beliefs as myself. A little bit ago I was talking to someone about beliefs. He made this comment: “…actually I used to be very religious. Then my best friend died, and it changed everything.”

It’s kind of interesting, right? because before his friend died, he believed in God…very much so. He believed in God and at the same time knew that other people died… like grandparents and starving people in Africa (who we always hear about) and other people’s friends. He knew this and still believed in God.

Then, one day, something horrible happened to him… and all of a sudden, faith in God becomes an uncertainty. He now can’t accept that bad things happen and God exists, although they could co-exist previously. The way we view God changes in the face of tragedy, even though these horrible circumstances always existed, even if they weren’t happening to us. When it happens to us, it changes things. It’s almost las if we feel like God is somehow also affected by this change, or maybe worse, He is unaffected in a way that we are not prepared to deal with.


2 responses to “Belief

  1. cornishevangelist

    The Promises of Abraham
    Many people today want to be rich, or at least well off, so to speak. But, what has God promised his people? Are they to have an inheritance on earth as they do in heaven? Well the Bible says they do, but like any promise in God’s word it is based on your faith in Jesus Christ.
    The Bible says, if you belong to Jesus, then you are Abraham’s children, and the blessings that God gave to Abraham are yours as well. It is written in the Holy Bible, “Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham”
    “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise”
    “That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith”, {Galations 3 v 7 – 29- 14}.
    So what are the promises of Abraham that we may be blessed as he was? Well, if we look in the book of Genesis Chapter 17, we find what God promised him — “ I am the Almighty God – walk before me and be thou perfect, and I will make my covenant between me and thee and will multiply thee exceedingly – – and I will make thee exceeding fruitful” So you see, God is Almighty, and if we follow Jesus by obeying his word, living the very best that we can, then God will multiply you in everything and make you fruitful in every way.
    Now, that’s his promise to you, “For he is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”{Ephesians 3 v 20}.
    For as it is written in the Holy Bible, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you,” {Matthew 6 v 33}.

  2. That’s an interesting perspective… I can understand where you’re coming from… I will admit I’ve always struggled in my belief/trust in God and my faith in general because of the “tragedies” in my life but I must say for me I don’t think it was one event that has caused me to waiver but a continuity of things… but you do have a good point

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