Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

Faith and Understanding

Upon returning from space, the Russian cosmonaut Gherman Titoy said, “Some people say there is a God out there…but in my travels around the earth all day long, I looked around and didn’t see Him…I saw no God nor angels.  The rocket was made by our own people.  I don’t believe in God.  I believe in man, his strength, his possibilities, and his reason.”

Isn’t it amazing that at moments when we’re most vulnerable, and most clearly confronted with God’s majesty, we can be so unaware of His presence?

God is wiser than we can comprehend, more immense than we’re comfortable with, and merciful beyond the reaches of our imagina­tions.

Yet, He’s also the One through whom everything makes sense.  So don’t mistakenly think that faith is the result of understanding.  It’s the opposite.  Faith is the basis for understanding.

 – Steve Arterburn

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. – Helen Keller 

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. – Max Lucado

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson