Despair--how many of us suffer from it? Yet we do not realize that it is purely the absence of faith. We cannot despair as long as we are willing to turn to God for help in our extremity. When we are troubled, and can’t see a way out, it is only because we imagine that all solutions depend upon us. We must remind ourselves that our human wisdom and ingenuity have often failed to bring the hoped for results.
Perhaps our too-heavy burdens have made us lose what faith we once had in our Heavenly Father. Perhaps faith was never a part of our lives and we are not convinced we need it.
The reality and efficacy of faith, as a force for good, can be demonstrated. When we let go of an overwhelming problem and let God handle it for us, we find that Divine Principle truly has a part in our lives.
A natural faith is indeed a gift, yet it is never denied to those who feel the need of something to cling to and are willing to reach out for it. Knock and it shall be opened, seek and ye shall find, ask and ye shall receive. When I consciously surrender my will to God’s will, I see faith at work in my life.
God answers our prayers for our best good. When what we perceive as a bad outcome may be exactly what needs to happen so that we (or our loved one) can become who God knows we can become. Where there is no struggle there is no strength.
“One Day at a Time in Alanon”