How Do I Have Faith in the Midst of Adversity?

It is not during the times when all seems well, the economy is humming and prosperity abounds that one should express, or embrace her/his faith, especially if you are one that works with others in a ministry capacity.

It is during times of despair and near hopelessness that one must act,  step out in faith and not cower away. Why?

Well, it’s easier to hang one’s head low, or plant one’s head deep into the sand, never seeing the light of day again.

For some, this becomes the ‘easier, softer way’, but in truth it is the more difficult path, it is not?

The following passage taken from the 6th Chapter of Matthew reminds us what faith means:

Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food and your body more than clothing?

Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are?

Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.

And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?”

About Rev. Patty

Rev. Patricia A. Zorn, M Div., MSC is the founder of Sacred Walk Home, A Ministry of Hope & Healing. She was ordained an Interfaith Minister in 1996 and a Catholic Woman Priest in 2005. Rev. Patty uses her gift of the written word; encouraging and inspiring others to develop a closer connection with Christ, while spreading the Good News of Hope & Healing to those in need of spiritual support.

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