Faith

Little-faith says, “It is a rough road, beset with sharp thorns, and full of dangers; I am afraid to go;” but Great-faith remembers the promise, “Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; as thy days, so shall thy strength be:” and so she boldly ventures. Little-faith stands desponding, mingling her tears with the flood; but Great-faith sings, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:” and she fords the stream at once.

CH Spurgeon

Faith is not an instinct.
It certainly is not a feeling
– feelings don’t help much when you’re in the lions’ den
or hanging on a wooden cross.
Faith is not inferred from the happy way things work.
Faith is an act of will,
is a choice,
is based on the unbreakable Word of a God
who cannot lie.
Elisabeth Elliot
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