- complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
- strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.
The past few weeks have been pretty emotionally tiring here at the Math Lovin’ household. Life has given us a whole bag of lemons and some days it’s been hard to find the sugar to make the lemonade.
I’ve been trying to keep the faith. Faith in myself to be able to do what needs to be done no matter where this crazy life takes us. Faith in God, I know he has a plan but I’d really like a preview to the next steps. Faith that everything happens for a reason, even if I have no earthly idea what that reason could be.
Because, you gotta have faith… (Cue George Michael)
Our first quote, from J.R.R. Tolkein:
I like this quote because I think it’s a simple reminder that keeping your faith is hardest during life’s challenges. If life was always a walk in the park it would be easy to forget about all of the things I have for which to be thankful.
Our second quote this week is from Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel:
This particular quote hits home mostly because of who said it. If a Holocaust survivor can live his life with a faith that strong there isn’t much that could possibly happen in my life that could ever compare to what he experienced. I also like this quote because it reminds me that it’s okay to be angry and frustrated with the hand I’ve been dealt, but I have to use those feelings to strengthen my faith.
Our last quote this week is from Martin Luther King Jr.:
This quote is my motivation to make the first step toward whatever may come next even though I have no idea where or what the next step might be. Life goes on, things don’t slow down, and your responsibilities don’t disappear when things don’t go the way you planned.
When life hands you lemons you just have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and move on.
You gotta have faith!