Seeking faith

I assure you that whoever tells this hill to get up and throw itself in the sea and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. For this reason I tell you: When you pray and ask for something, believe that you have received it, and you will be given whatever you ask for. – Mark 11:23-24
 
Finding that level of faith is a difficult thing, most likely for each of us. Even those who may not believe in God or a divine being, must find faith in other people, in circumstances, in ourselves. I have not yet managed to move mountains, even tiny ones, but I have gone forward through my life seeking that faith. From working toward the belief in my own ability to set one foot in front of the other in difficult times. In having hope for the brightness of the future in the face of a past full of darkness. In continuing to believe in the inherent goodness of others despite repeated hurts and disappointments. The faith to continue to turn to God in prayer despite that those mountains remain still. That faith, though sometimes not as strong as I may wish, is the basis for the ability to believe in a future greater than the past.
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