Faith is what we hold on with

A friend is fond of saying, “the important thing is holding onto my faith.”

I don’t think we hold onto faith. I believe we hold onto God. Christians do this by holding onto Christ. Faith is what we hold on with.

Some days I have my arms and whole body wrapped around Him. Some days I have only a fingernail hold. And then there are those days when He grabs me by the hair, just as I am falling. Hey, if it’s legal in the NFL, it has to be in God’s playbook, right?

Oh, we put our faith in lots of things. We hold onto them. Perhaps we “believe” in them. The DC area saw a great example of this in RGIII and recently in John Wall with the Washington Wizards. Amazing how one man can make the whole team better, inspire belief, even breathe life into what we’d all given up as dead.

The difficulty comes when an RGIII forgets for a moment that it is not he who is working the impossible, but God working the impossible through him. God can do this through us on any playing field and any sidelines if we hold onto Him. Or when we are in difficulty, if we let Him hold onto us.

Faith is in the holding. The wisdom comes in knowing what to hold onto.


About wlebolt

Life comes at you fast. I like to catch it and toss it back. Or toss it up to see where it lands. I do my best thinking when I'm moving. And my best writing when I am tapping my foot to a beat no one else hears. Kinesthetic to the core.

Posted on January 15, 2013, in Body, In Action, Life and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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