Just Passing Through
Mar 13, 2011 Leave a Comment
I don't like to talk a lot about faith and religion, mainly because it is not very strong for me, but a recent post by another blogger has prompted me to start thinking about these things again. Her post was on God and anxiety. For as long as I can remember, I've had a problem with anxiety, and it's been a huge struggle throughout my life. In response to her post, I wrote a comment saying that I felt like if God really wanted to help me do my best, why would he give me these fears?
Her response came down to trust. That we will have fears and doubts, and we can choose to trust God to help us with them, or we cannot.
In grad school, I had two good friends with opposing views on faith. One was an atheist and the other was a Christian. Whenever I think about my own faith I begin to feel the doubt of my atheist friend, who couldn't see how God, if he existed, would cause so much suffering to people. But I can't help coming back to the memory of sitting with my other friend in her kitchen on one of my last nights in Vegas, and what she told me. She said, I believe in God because I couldn't have done this alone. And for some reason, those words fill me with hope.
In the midst of recent events, maybe it's time to take a step back, look at the bigger picture, and trust that I'm not doing this alone, and that things will work out the way they're supposed to, if I allow it.
I really love this song. It has such a good message. I'm not quite at the point in my journey where I can say I truly live for something bigger than this. Maybe I never will be, but it's something to strive for.