Faith

Faith

I have my doubts

about those who have no doubts

(there’s a reason it’s called faith).

So, why do I believe?

Because there’s Someone I trust

more than I trust myself.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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42 Responses to Faith

  1. “I have my doubts
    about those who have no doubts
    (there’s a reason it’s called faith).
    So, why do I believe?
    Because there’s Someone I trust
    more than I trust myself.”

    Amen! Can I steal this?

    Just kidding. But it’s perfect!

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  2. Gary Fultz says:

    I have spent most of my life jogging in and around the field of Faith. Jesus is the faithful one. There is so much irony to a know it all trusting nothing. Too bad I have resembled that at times.

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  3. blahblahblahjm says:

    I pray for this unseen trust in my faith.

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  4. Nope, I haven’t trust me in a long time! 😉

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  5. numrhood says:

    hebrews 13:01 jesus is the same daily

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  6. One of my favorite quotes is Alfred Lord Tennyson’s,
    “There lives more faith in honest doubt,
    Believe me, than in half the creeds.”

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  7. Love it. Hard to beat Hebrews 11..

    17 By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.”[a] 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Yes! It’s amazing to me how many people miss everything that’s going on in the Abraham and Isaac story, Paul.

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    • numrhood says:

      quote hebrews 13

      Like

      • Are you asking me to quote Hebrews ch13?

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      • Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. 4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we can confidently say,

        “The Lord is my helper;
            I will not fear;
        what can man do to me?”

        7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 9 Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. 10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent[a] have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 13 Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

        17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

        18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. 19 I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner.

        20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us[b] that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

        22 I appeal to you, brothers,[c] bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. 23 You should know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I shall see you if he comes soon. 24 Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings. 25 Grace be with all of you.

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  8. Your post reminds me of a hymn we sang 55+ years ago when I was a child. The hymn was written by Daniel W. Whittle. Here is a portion:
    I know not why God’s wondrous grace
    To me He hath made known,
    Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
    Redeemed me for His own.
    Refrain: But “I know Whom I have believed,
    And am persuaded that He is able
    To keep that which I’ve committed
    Unto Him against that day.”
    It is all of Him and none of me.

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    • boromax says:

      My family sang this song A LOT when I was young. It was not until I was in my teens that I discovered it is based on – or actually, the chorus is verbatim – 2 Timothy 1:12. Beautiful. So good to know He is able.

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  9. boromax says:

    This is good, Mitch. I personally discovered something about Hebrews 11:1 a few years back; wrote about it here – https://unity413.blogspot.com/2017/01/substance-and-evidence.html

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  10. Solicitor says:

    great

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  11. oldpoet56 says:

    Well said, my wife and I both liked this one so I am going to reblog it for you.

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  13. Dri says:

    I agree completely.

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  14. Its one of the most powerful force and I can never stop reading, listening and learning as much as possible about Faith. Thanks for the little gem.

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