[stronger faith]

[stronger faith]

This morning on our way to work, Sam and I have been discussing the events in Ukraine (a common topic these days, even more so than the weather.)

“I think these times make our faith stronger,” said Sam.

“Perhaps,” I skeptically answered.

“Perhaps?”

“Yeah.”

I don’t know if my faith became stronger during the revolution and near-war in Ukraine.

I do know that there are many more reminders every day that I am not in charge of my life and that I (or one of my friends or family) may go at any minute.

I do know that God’s in charge.

But I don’t know what people mean by stronger faith.

And at the moment, there are times when all I want to do is scream “When are You going to do something?”

I usually calm down afterwards, when I remember that I don’t know all the details and He might actually be quite at work (and I believe He is), but still.

Is my faith stronger because of the stuff going on in my country?

I don’t know.

Is this calmness a good thing?

On one hand, the calmness comes from knowing that in any case, everything will be according to what God has planned. On the other hand, people all around me are panicking, scrambling to do something, crying, and exploding in angry outbursts… Am I simply not caring enough?

These are just the questions going through my mind. It is my first meeting with war and I don’t know how to react.

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