Inspired by . . . thoughts on faith
God has been teaching me a lot about faith. Sometimes He speaks through His word, sometimes He speaks through circumstances, and sometimes He speaks through His children.
I believe faith grows, when given the proper conditions, and I believe those conditions look an awful lot like worries
and sorrows and grief and pain and long, dark stretches where God is nowhere to be found.
I don’t know why it works like that.
I don’t know why it can’t be that faith grows best in sunshine.
Perhaps it’s because if a thing is to grow well it needs roots that reach down deep and that hold on tight,
and all that root-growing takes place in the dark, dormant, worm-infested underbelly of the crust of the earth—
places the light of day just can’t reach.
I think, perhaps, the evidence of faith blooms in the sunlight as soft,
vibrant petals that clap and cheer.
But, the hard-won growth that matters and that holds,
is the growth that happens in the dark. – Deidra Riggs
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