Faith is usually defined as having a confident belief in the truth of a person, idea or thing. Faith is also defined as having a secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will.
Hmmmm....trusting acceptance. For me that is always the part of faith that I am constantly working on. I have been thinking a lot about faith these days and it's role in my life. I don't know what the future will bring, but of course I always hope and pray that it's going to be something good.
And if it's not something good, then I hope and pray that I will have the faith and strength to deal with it.
I have found that my faith has changed as my life has unfolded. When my son was born, my faith in the future and in the world as a whole was off the charts. He was a beautiful baby and everything about him worked as it should and my husband and I truly felt blessed as parents.
When my husband died, I felt as though I was being severely tested and punished. I couldn't see beyond the next 10 minutes and I had no idea what would happen the next day. I wasn't even sure that that I wanted the next day to arrive. I had no energy to build or plan a future. It was all about surviving.
It was during this time that I re-acquainted myself with angels. From childhood, I have always believed in the existence of angels and their power to inspire and protect us. Maybe it has something to do with the Catholic notion of everyone having a guardian angel that God gives to you when you are born and your guardian angel watches over you until you die.
There have been times in my life when my guardian angel has worked overtime and I have definitely felt as though she has yanked me out of some dicey situations. It's too bad she hasn't had the ability to sometimes put masking tape over my mouth because that would have been equally as helpful! I am not alone in my faith about angels. I asked a guy that I work with about angels and he quickly replied that he knows for sure that he has a couple of guardian angels dedicated to watching over him!
Joking aside, I do believe that God has a plan for all of us and that angels watch over us and do their best to keep us on the straight and narrow.
Have you ever felt the presence of an angel in your life?