Explaining Faith In 200 Words Or Less.

What no one ever tells you about faith is that it’s not a concept. It is a daily fight and struggle to hope and believe in something bigger than yourself. It is waking up, choosing to put one foot in front of the other when the world tells you to stop. It isn’t the sort of thing you can talk about in a classroom or church one time, and then dedicate your whole life to it. You’re not guaranteed to have perfect days when you have faith. There will be days when the world seems like it is against you, when you can do no right, and the devil seems to be telling you, you aren’t good enough. Faith is not the absence of fear, but embracing it and trusting that you will be okay at the end.There is no half-in half-out when it comes to faith. In order to give your whole life to this faith thing, you have to inhale it, exhale it, roll around in it, and pack it and take it with you wherever you go. Faith cannot be defended because it can not be proven by tangible evidence, or proof. Faith is the opposite of doubt. There is no need to ever attempt to explain yours because your version, is yours and yours alone.

21 thoughts on “Explaining Faith In 200 Words Or Less.

      • hero4thought says:

        I wonder if faith could be described like this? Is it possible that people have an idea of what they desire to rest their faith upon, but this may not be reflective of what they can know or do know about the its intended object? So, when I asked you if you know what faith rests upon, it is more so a question of whether the object of your faith can be demonstrated as an actual object in which to trust? Otherwise, how would one know if their is a recipient of that faith or sense of trust? So, only if you’re comfortable and you don’t mind the challenge, does faith know that its object in the sense that there is an actual relationship or transfer going on? Can faith demonstrate that something or someone is there to absorb that trust? Is it important to know that in some way? Thanks

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      • Kiley says:

        Say you have religious faith. Whether it be God or a higher being of some kind. If you have a relationship with them, such as you pray and you can feel them responding to you or can feel their presence, then yes they can be trusted.

        But even so I have faith that the sun will rise tomorrow, when it actuality it may not. Then sun doesn’t know I’m trusting it to rise nor is it going to respond to me. So I guess it depends on what you’re faithful in.

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      • hero4thought says:

        I’d love to keep this conversation going with you in the future, Kiley! There are many more questions I could ask. My whole blog is dedicated to the question of whether faith is synonymous with knowledge, why or why not? I’m up front with my readers that I am not convinced that faith is related to what people know. Also, I’m referring to a narrow definition of faith. Faith that is defined as a deep sense of conviction or assurance without proof. It is this kind of faith that I personally do not think can be lumped with knowledge. I’m always willing to hear other viewpoints and the point of my blog is to get people thinking about what kind of methodology they are using for the things that they know? In Philosophy this is related to building an Epistemology. Epistemology simply asks, how do we know what we think we know? What rests at the foundation of what we believe? Take care. I look forward to more talks!

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  1. Stephen Gosden says:

    Kiley you might like Brian Zahnd’s take on faith, “Abraham walked with God. We call it faith. We name it; Abraham lived it. Abraham’s faith was not a “thing” apart from Abraham himself. Abraham’s faith was not a means to something else—it was the end itself. His faith was his lived relationship with the living God. Abraham’s faith was not a “business contract” with the Omnipotent; it was a real friendship. The friendship itself was its own reward.” From ‘Water to Wine’.

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  2. The Faceless Writer says:

    “Faith is not the absence of fear, but embracing it and trusting that you will be okay at the end.” I always get confused in this part. What should we consider as the end? Because after good times, bad days are bound to follow (it’s cyclic).

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  3. hoojewale says:

    If faith is intellection by grammatical implication then Pauline didacticism of, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”; definitely makes it a concept. My, once upon a time, landlord took me to court with the intention of getting my family disgracefully thrown out of his property. The court ruled that I could stay for six months. One of the tenants had a dream that bailiffs came to fling our stuffs on the street. She did not forget to warn my wife that her dreams always came true. I replied that with, “The Bible tells me, ‘you will not be put to shame’, and on that I stand”. Just one day to the end of the court’s ruling we got a new place! My brother prayed for that kind of faith. We can safely say it’s defendable! Faith is older than man in that, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11:3). Thanks for liking my post, “FEW ARE THE TRUE LABOURERS”. The concluding part will be out this week. Of course, I agree with you that, faith is not a half-in half-out stuff.

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  4. Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus says:

    We remember Kiley what God tells us about worldly fear which is we need to aim to be Perfected in Love putting our Carnal flesh to death by The Spirit and than as confirmed below in the Scriptures we will not fear like others do who have no Eternal Hope.

    1John 4:16-19 And we have known and believed the Love that God hath to us. God is Love; and he that dwelleth in Love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our Love made Perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love; but Perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made Perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us.

    Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore Perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect.

    Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto Perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.

    Philippians 3:14-16 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be Perfect be thus minded and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless where to we have already attained let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

    2Timithy 3:17 That the man of God may be Perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

    Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

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  5. th3platform says:

    Wonderful post. I still sometimes try to explain my faith or reasoning for why I believe what I believe. There are answers to our doubts in the Word and the creation all around us! Check out my powerful theological posts! Follow for follow! God bless!

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