What does having faith mean?

Understanding what we actually believe and being in the position to articulate it is very important. Christian faith has to do with an unquestionable trust in our Creator. In fact, it doesn’t just mean trusting in the authenticity of statements about our Supreme Being; it means having unwavering trust in God.

Faith is a gift from God to believers. Faith is basically at the heart of Christian life. Christians profess that they have been saved by faith, and that they now live by it. For believers, faith means with hope and prayers all things will be alright. Hope, however, comes from within and is always strengthened by persistent prayer and at times fasting.

Jesus relates our story to that of birds saying, “Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat…as the birds do not plant anything, yet they wake up every morning knowing they will eat and drink.

When you do not trust, you become fearful and anxious. In this context, to have faith simply means to let go of fear and anxiety, and to surrender yourself over to God, completely trusting the love of God and his tender care for you. In Matthew 6:24-27, Jesus relates our story to that of birds saying, “Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat…as the birds do not plant anything, yet they wake up every morning knowing they will eat and drink. The prophet Isaiah says, “Do not fear, for the lord is with you” (Isaiah 43:1-5). This means that with faith, you surmount your fears and rests in peace.

Faith is a gift given to us along with grace. Ephesians 2:8-9, for by grace we are saved by faith, and not on ourselves, it is a free gift from God. Therefore, through our works, when we implement this gift, we grow our faith in God. Afterwards, our faith earns us great rewards stored in paradise.

Likewise, we could say that having faith is to have a solid trust in our creator, to believe in the ability to keep us and protect us, even in challenging times. Faith helps believers to rest, to unwind and let go and find peace.

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