Faith can be different for every person, its not just believing in God or an after life. Having faith is believing in that one thing in your life that is consistent, that brings you joy and that lifts you up from your pain. Everyone has faith in something, otherwise we are all just wandering around with no direction like a hollow, empty shell. When something happens to make us question our existence or make us sorry for being who we are we question that guiding light. We blame that light for guiding us into pain because we trust that it will take us to places we want to go; that is what having faith is. After our faith is questioned we will never have that undivided doubtless belief in it again. Being led to death as the world watches and believing all the while that your God will save you, but instead you see your friends and family die, is enough to make anyone question their faith in God. They followed blindly after him thinking he would never lead them into that situation, and when they got into that situation they were very quick to blame him. That is how life goes though, we blame the ones and things we love because we know they will always be there. After you have been through so much pain and tragedy your soul becomes numb to happiness and hope because sorrow is the one thing it is used to feeling. Losing your faith is like dying, but not having the luxury of peace. Your soul is in turmoil and is never settled or fulfilled after you lose faith because faith is the glue that holds us all together. Without it no one will ever be whole.
By: Erika Keithley, Ashley Urtado, Suzy Byers, Darius Jones