Faith is the ability to see something good in your life with no evidence of it being true. You create the experience. ~Zina
I would like to share a quote from my book, Not Without God: A Story of Survival because I believe it can be helpful. “Life sometimes happens whether we are prepared or not. I had one hope: my faith.” What does this mean to you? When you read this passage, what comes to mind? Let me repeat it: “Life sometimes happens whether we are prepared or not. I had one hope: my faith.”
Could you paraphrase this expression, or interpret it if I asked you to? Feel free to share your thoughts with me. Faith means so much. I would not have come this far without it. “Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).”
If I didn’t believe this passage, I would not have healed after my accident. I could see myself getting better in the beginning even when I could not move! But it took a lot of faith. Faith is not something you see, you can use it to imagine, to believe that something will happen even when it seems like it won’t!
Faith can be likened to a mustard seed. The Lord said that if you have “faith as small as a mustard seed” nothing will be impossible. So I want to challenge you. How can you have more faith? The kind of faith that can help you overcome. Are you practicing it? Jot down any ideas on how you can expand it. How can you water the mustard seed so that your faith will continue to grow?
Zina Hermez authored the book Not Without God: A Story of Survival and created the Spinal Injury Solutions! online website. Zina works as an English Language Instructor, and has been an educator for fifteen years. Her thousands of students have been from many parts of the world, and she’s worked with all ages. Zina writes articles on faith and overcoming challenges, and her stories have been featured in Christianity Today, guest blogs, newsletters, medical journals, and other publications. To learn more about Zina visit: http://zinahermez.com.
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Thank you Pete! I’ve heard of a book called, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist.” That’s what your comment reminded me of. By the way, it’s great to hear from you! As always, you are encouraging and helpful. I’m so glad my book helped you! That means SO much! Thank you for the wonderful feedback! I hope you and your family are doing wonderful.:-) Please tell them I said Hello. Thank you again for inviting me to have a book-signing at Akron-Canton Airport! I really enjoyed meeting you in person.:-)
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I was one who needed to see if there was any support for God’s existence and even if Jesus Christ was a real person who existed ~2,000 years ago. What I learned after I received similar life changing news that I was paraplegic was a surprise to me. So much so, I can now confidently state that it “takes more faith to be an atheist vs. a Christian”.
Zina your faith as you describe in your excellent book “Not Without God” is so inspiring and a great resource to enhancing one’s faith. For those who may require an intellectually satisfying- facts in evidence- in addition with which to support your faith, I assure you a Google search will begin you on a similar journey.
Thanks for sharing your experience with so many of us who have derived so much faith enriching support for our faith-when we needed it most.
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