Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Picture Talking : When Doubt Met Faith

 Picture is taken from :
http://www.sermons4kids.com/doubt_to_faith_maze.htm


One rainy afternoon in a small cafe near the forest, there was Doubt who was sitting outside and once in a while she sipped her warm coffee and looked interestingly to the people around her.

Sometime she let herself got lost in the rhythm of the rain. She liked closing her eyes and enjoyed the dripping sound of the raindrops which echoed in her head like beautiful melodies. By doing that, all her troubles seemed so very far away and that was the only time she could find some peace of mind.

Seemed like Doubt closed her eyes for too long that she didn't even realize that someone had taken the seat next to her and by the time she opened her eyes, she felt kinda surprised to see Faith.


"Faith!" Exclaimed Doubt, "How are you? Oh boyy.. I'm so glad to see you again!"

"Are you really? Cause there are so many times I feel that you reject my presence, Doubt, hahaha.." And Faith let out her merry laughs.

"Cause you always get into my nerves and force me to see things I refuse to admit existed!" Doubt complained.

"But in the end, you agree with what I've said, right?" Faith grinned which made Doubt couldn't help but smiled.

"Why are you here now, Faith?" Doubt finally asked the first thing that crossed her mind while seeing Faith.

"Because I know you need me, Doubt, to put some common sense in you and not letting you be blinded by what you see cause I can feel it, Doubt, that you start losing what you were once believed with all your heart." Faith said calmly and looked at Doubt in the eye.

Doubt took a long and deep sigh, "Seems like I can't hide anything from you, eh, Faith?"

Faith nodded, "But I don't know in details, Doubt.. I can only sense it.. what is it that troubled your heart this time, My Dear?"

"It's the same old thing again, Faith.. nothing new.."

"But I thought you have let it go, Doubt?"

"I thought so, too.. but I don't know, Faith.. I really don't know.. have I made the right decision at that time? Or was I impulsively being led by my emotions that I couldn't think clearly?"

Faith was in silence for a moment before she carefully asked, "Do you regret it, Doubt?"

"I don't know, Faith. I like the state that I am now.. I have more time to do what I really like doing.."

"But?"

"Why is it have to be some 'buts' everytime I talk to you?!" Doubt started to get annoyed.

"Ahahaha.. I can sense some 'buts' in your sentence, girl! It's like you're not sure whether to spill them out or not."

"Hhh.. you know I hate it when you're so right, do you?!"

"I know, and I know that even though you hate the way I sometimes can read you well, you just can't stop loving me, right?" Faith winked.

Doubt smiled again, "I hate it, too, when you know me so well!"

They both laughed.

"So, My Dear Doubt, what's the but that you hold in your tongue? Spill it to me."

"Well.. you know.. as much as I like the way I am now.. just can't help but thinking that I'm soo lacking in one important area of my life right now.. and couldn't help but feel really worried about that one.."

"I know your worries, Doubt, believe me I do. And I know the trigger behind your worries."

"What is it that you think, Faith? Cause I really have no idea!"

"It's because you focus on what your eyes see, Doubt!"

"But why is it wrong?"

"See.. you have become more like me that you even start asking about the 'buts', ahahaha.. well, My Dear Doubt, when you live only by what your eyes can see, you might as well be fooled by what you see cause things ain't always like what they seem to be. Besides, like it or not, we do have some limitation on seeing with our eyes. We can only see in certain lengths on things beyond us."

"Do you mean it literally?"

"Literally and metaforically, ahahaa.. Time to get serious.. tell me, how well do you know about your future, Doubt?"

"Well.. that's.. mm.. I dunno.."

"That's exactly my point! You only know about your past and your present time.. while your future is still in cloudy mode.. I mean you can have hopes whichever way you like but you really have no idea about your future until your tomorrow becomes your today and soon be passed as yesterday!"

"What should I do then, Faith?"

"You have me, you always have me, Doubt.. I'm the other face of you, and you should start living your life with me who will guide you to believe in things you haven't yet seen, and not depend on your eyes."

"Do you think everything's gonna be alright, Faith?" Doubt whispered softly.

"I don't think so.."

"But you said that.."

"Heyy, I'm not finished yet! You should cut out your habit of interupting me, haha.. now let me finish my sentence.. Do I think everything's gonna be alright? I don't think so but.. I know so! And I want you to believe it, too, Doubt!"

Doubt hesitated, "But.."

"Heyy.. would you believe me right away if I informed you about the bookstores which having some discounts?"

"Of course!"

"So why is it hard for you to trust me on this one?"

"You're right, Faith.. you're always right.. Okay then, I'll learn to believe in what you said."

"That's my girl! Our God surely has plans for our lifes, even though we might not understand on some things we might have to encounter along the way to get to our destinations, we must always keep in our heart that He means no harms to us for the life He has for those who believe in Him will have a hopeful future."

"Thanks for coming to see me, Faith."

"You're very much welcome, Doubt, although you might have realized, eh, that when I become stronger, you will be faded away."

"I know about that one.. but you know what, Faith?"

"Hmm?"

"If it's you that who's gonna take my place, I really don't mind at all!" Doubt smiled graciously.

"I won't let you down, Doubt. And I know I will see you again in the future but I will have to remind you again before you grow stronger and cannot hear me anymore, ahahaha.."

"I guess it's time to say goodbye then now.." Before Faith got the chance to say another words, Doubt had disappeared into thin air.

"So long, my friend.." Faith emptied Doubt's cup and headed back to the deep forest of the heart and before laying her head on the bed, she sang..

~.*.~

"Trust His Heart"

All things work for the good
Though sometimes we can't see how they could
Struggles that break our hearts in two
Sometimes blind us to the truth

Our Father knows what's best for us
But His ways are not our own
So when your pathway grows dim and you just can't see Him
Remember you're never alone

God is too wise to be mistaken
God is too good to be unkind
So when you don't understand
When you don't see His plan
When you can't trace His hands..
Trust His heart..

He sees the masterplan
He holds our future in His hand
So don't live as those who have no hopes
While our hopes is found in Him

We see the present clearly
But He sees the first and the last
But like a tapestry He's weaving you and me
To someday be just like Him

God is too wise to be mistaken
God is too good to be unkind
So when you don't understand
When you don't see His plan
When you can't trace His hands..
Trust His heart..

He alone is faithful and true
He alone knows what is best for you
So when you don't understand
When you don't see His plan
When you can't trace His hands
Trust His heart..

~.*.~

Nb. Dunno why but I guess "Trust His Heart" has been my own personal song for my life's journey in 2010..