“Faith” means complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
Life is full of surprises and twists and we don’t know what will happen and the next second. But still, we continue to live our lives and one of the tools that help us to do that is faith.
Faith is like an inner voice that keeps us remaining about the positive outlook of our life. And it helps us to keep going inspective of the situation in our life
Faith in unseen but felt,
Faith is strength when we feel we have none,
Faith is hope when all seems lost” – Catherine Pulsifer
To help you understand how faith can help in our life, we have 3 inspiring short stories on faith to make you trust yourself.
#1. Short Stories on Faith – A Man in the Desert
It was a very hot day and the sands were glittering like gold in a desert. Andrew, who was touring the place lost his way in the desert.
He couldn’t find his way back and the water in his bottle was completely dried. He was in desperate search of water, Otherwise, he will die due to dehydration
As he struggled walking in the desert, he saw a small but at a distance. Initially, he thought it was just an Illusion. But he continued walking towards it and as he reached clones, he realized it was a real hut.
He opened the door and found nobody was there. It seemed like, the place has been abandoned for a long time.
He was surprised to see a hand water pump that had all connections intact and a pipeline to the ground.
Then he started pumping but there was no sign of water. And he continued his effort and he gave up finally due to exhaustion.
He started searching the hut for any other source of water. Then he found a bottle of water hidden in the corner.
He was very happy and when he was about to drink the water, he found a piece of paper attached to it.
In the paper, it was written “Please use this water to start the pump. It works. After you have done, don’t forget to refill the bottle again.”
After reading the message in the paper, he went into dilemma “Will the pump work, if I use this water? Is the pump in good condition?”
“Can I trust what is written in the paper? If it is false, then my last source of water will be wasted”.
He paused for a minute and closed his eyes and prayed.
Then he poured the water from the bottle into the pump and started pumping it.
Soon, he heard a bubbling sound and water started pouring out.
There was a moment of relief on his face. He drank the water and filled his bottle. Then he got refreshed and refilled the bottle from the hut.
He stayed in the hut for some time and looked around. Then he was a pencil and a map explaining the direction to the nearby village from the hut location.
He was happy that his faith in the water pump has worked. Similarly, he believed that the map will also direct him in the right direction.
Then he wrote in the paper “Have faith. It works”. And he kept both the bottle and paper to the exact place from where he took. Happily, he left the hut.
Moral of the story:
In your life, there will be times where you need faith to move forward. The moment you start believing, things will fall in your place.
Once you had faith, regardless of the outcome, continue your efforts towards it. It will definitely pay more than you wanted.
#2. Short Stories on Faith – A Sculpture’s Faith in his Work
It was a remote place best known for sculpture shops. There lived a father and son.
Father was a sculpture and had a shop. He never made big profits from the shop but still, he continued with that.
In his free time, Father used to teach his young son the art of sculpture. While teaching the art, his father also thought him about work ethics and about faith one should have in his work.
He told his son, we are not able to sell as many sculptures as we wanted. But remember one day our work will reach the right people and that day there will be no looking back.
As time pass by, his son learned the complete art of sculpturing. He was helping his father along with his studies.
Other Sculptures in the area closed their shops and went for other jobs. They used to advise the father, “Leave this work and look for any other source of income. You will never earn from this.” But the father continued selling the sculptures.
One day, a businessman was traveling and saw the sculptures shining like gold in the sun’s rays. He visited the shop and explored the sculptures.
Then he told his father, “These sculptures are awesome and they have huge demand in other countries.
Can we both do business together? You make the sculpture and I sell it.”
Father and son were happy with the offer from the businessman and they agreed.
They started making more Sculptures and soon their business grew multi-fold.
Moral of the story:
When you are pursuing something in life, the first step is, to have complete faith in what you are pursuing. There will be challenges during the process but if you have faith you can succeed.
#3. Short Stories on Faith – God and the Hiker
John was a hiker who used to travel to different places across countries.
One day he made a solo trip to the forest. As he started walking through the forest, there was heavy pain. It was difficult for him to walk as it was slippery. So, he decided to stay in one place for that night and continue the journey the next morning.
The rain stopped in the morning but there was heavy fog and the path is still slippery.
He continued walking and came near a cliff. He started enjoying nature and in the process, he lost his balance and fell down. But luckily he hung on to a tree branch. He could not see anything as the place was completely surrounded by fog.
As time passed by he was still hanging on to the branch.
Suddenly he beaned a voice, “Leave the branch, you will be saved”
John replied, “Who are you? From where you are talking? I can’t see anything!
Voice,” I am God”
John,” God? No, I don’t believe you are God!”
Voice,” My son, How you will believe me then?”
John, “You save me first. Then I will believe you.”
Voice,” Okay, just leave the branch!
John, “No, I can’t because I don’t have faith in you!
After that John could not hear anything. He continued holding on to the branch.
A snake on the tree, bite his hand and he fell down to the ground.
But nothing happened to him as he was hanging just 3 feet from the ground. But he noticed a snake bite mark on his hand.
He started running towards the village for help. As he moved closer he fell down and become unconscious.
Time passed by, one of the villagers rescued him and took him to the hospital.
John opened his eyes and realized he is in the hospital. He was surrounded by his family members.
He talked to himself, “God told me to leave the branch to save me from the snake. But I have not believed him. Still, he has saved me.”
Moral of the story:
Faith is a beautiful thing in your life to have. You don’t have to have believe everything but at the same time, you need to have trust in certain things.
God Sometimes lends his helping hand in one or another way. It is you, who has to hold on to his hand and move forward.
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