Keep the faith

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  • By Master Sgt. Kelvin King
  • 908th Airlift Wing
Faith. It's what you believe in. It can mold you into the person you are or the person you will become. Regardless of your background, there are similarities in the way we receive strength from faith to help us overcome challenges and obstacles we face everyday.

Think a minute about what life would be if there were no faith. We need faith in humanity, a higher power, faith in something. Without faith we would be wandering aimlessly, trying to get through the trials of life. We need something to cling to in order to draw strength.

I'm thankful for faith. We all believe in something in one form or another. Though we have different backgrounds, and come from different places, we all have a common thread and that's faith.

It makes no difference if you are young or old, male or female, or which ethnic group you may belong. We are all in need of faith. I remember my Pastor once made a reference about faith I hadn't thought of before.

He said the congregation had more faith in the pews than in God, then he asked how many of us had inspected the pews to see if it would support our weight before we sat down. I began to laugh when I realized that I hadn't. I had the faith it would.

Faith is what we rely on and trust. It helps us through tough times. It can help us become more resilient, which is a necessary attribute in all of our lives.