Keeping the Faith (is really hard)

Sometimes keeping the faith is really hard…

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Keeping the Faith (is really hard)

I have learned much about living by faith in recent years. Not how easy it is, but how utterly difficult.

Faith is believing, even and may I say especially, when that for which we hope seems nowhere in sight. Were I to be honest, much of my faith over the course of my life has been in my ability to lead, to make good decisions and to hold steady in trying times. I have tried to do the right things the right way and for the most part, have received the right things in the right time.

It has only been in recent years that I have encountered things beyond my control; people and relationships dear to me that I am simply unable to will, control or fix.  Things like war, hate, brokenness, want, doubt, suspicion, despair, misunderstanding, pain, disease and fracture wound me…

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Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

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