How To Find Faith

Have you ever noticed that some things are hard to get unless you already have them?

We’re spending Christmas week on a snowy Midwestern farm. Yesterday the kids were preparing for a sledding expedition and one of the little guys realized his boots were in the car. A foot of icy, wet snow covered the ground between the back door and the car. In frustration he exclaimed, “I need my boots so I can go out in the snow to get my boots!”

I feel like that a lot. It’s kind of like looking for my glasses when I can’t see without my glasses. If I already had them it would be easy to find them, but then I wouldn’t need to look.

Faith seems to work that way. When I had none, I couldn’t seek it since I didn’t believe I’d find it. It takes a lot of faith to look for faith.

Now that I’ve found it, faith seems to be everywhere.

I’m not sure how I found it in the first place. In fact, I’m pretty sure I didn’t find it at all. I think faith found me. On a dark night nearly thirty years ago, faith whispered to me and pointed me to a better way. That’s the story that guided me to Relentless Grace.

That’s an amazing aspect of walking with Jesus. He brought what I needed, things like love, grace, truth, hope, light—all the essential stuff I could never find on our own. To one who had nothing, He brought everything.

I’m not sure how it works. I don’t get how love becomes human and reaches across the divide between faith and no-faith. The Bible says, “For we live by faith, not by sight” [2 Corinthians 5:7].

I’m not sure how we get that faith, but I don’t have to understand it.

I have faith. I’m glad.

Do you understand how one finds the faith to seek faith?

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Rich is an author and speaker. He is the author of:

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