Most of us will have our faith tried at some point. Stuff happens. And it isn't always positive. Or perhaps it looks easier not to live a life of faith. Faith requires time, action, and commitment. It's also true that the flame of faith is fanned by righteous living. And perhaps we're not living that way. Or maybe doubt creeps in and wraps itself around our faith, chocking the life out of our beliefs. Having faith is not for the faint of heart.

And yet, it is faith that gives us comfort; faith that gives us an assurance of what we hope for. When the way is dark, and our belief weakens, it may help to remember that faith is a choice. We choose doubt. And we choose faith. During some periods, we may even have to choose faith on a daily basis, until the light returns. But if we are patient, it will. Until then, we may need to rely on someone else's light; someone else's knowledge. Until we can once again hope for things which are not seen, which are true. 

Choose faith.