March 29th, 2020
Lockdown Day 6: Resilience and Faith
It’s Sunday today so I thought I would reflect on the role that my faith plays, how it is an integral part of resilience for me.
Life is full of challenging times. Everyone has them, even though everyone’s are different. For me, God provides strength, comfort and hope through those times. The time spent in worship, prayer and reading the Bible give me a fresh perspective on overwhelming stuff. It’s almost like a ’reset’ button. Living out my faith - however imperfectly I do it - takes my focus from ’me’ to those around me. Faith means that my world is not all about me and gives me a healthier perspective than I had before I believed. I have a different lens through which I view life to the one I had before. Still me, but improving. The Lord gives me joy and peace deep within me even when everything around me seems turbulent.
That doesn’t mean fear or worry is absent, but I have someone to turn to who has a much bigger picture in His mind about what I am bothered about. Someone at my side through it.
Some of you may think I’m naive or misguided. But I came to believe in Jesus because there was evidence from a range of sources and experiences. If you want to know more about the details of what I believe, others are better at putting it into words than I am - check this out - or look at Alpha - watch these films. Join one of the streamed church services that will be online today. Or catch up with a recorded service. Talk to a Christian friend.
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