“Faith”

Mt. 13:18-23–“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but can not kill the soul”.  No amount of physical suffering can ruin life unless we allow it to do so.  But loss of faith in dark times, the refusal to trust that God is with us in it, can sour the soul and crush the spirit.  For me there are really dark times, and fears, but I as long as I hold on to my faith I get through it.  I see much suffering, much pain, I struggle so hard, yet my faith sustains me.

To have faith is to rely upon Christ, the Person, with the whole
heart. It is not the understanding of the mind, not the theological
opinion, not creed, not organization, not ritual. It is the
koinonia of the whole personality with God and Christ. This
experience of communion with Christ is itself the continual
attitude of dependence on the Saviour which we call faith.
– Kokichi Kurosaki (1886-1970), “One Body in Christ”

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