I recently heard someone refer to “rugged faith.” It struck me. I immediately wrote it down to consider later. I want my faith to be ready, tested, grown through life experiences.
I decided to look at the definitions of rugged.
- having a broken, rocky, and uneven surface
- strongly made and capable of withstanding rough handling
- having or requiring toughness and determination
Yes, I want rugged faith.
I have seen rugged faith.
I have felt rugged faith.
I have chosen rugged faith.
I am broken and uneven—and trusting God to heal the brokenness and smooth the unevenness in his time and process.
I am strong and capable of withstanding rough handling, because God created and provides for me. He determines my resiliency.
I have toughness and determination because I have faith in a sovereign, capable, trustworthy God.
It’s a process, because faith is a process. It is a choice and a million choices to follow.
Make a bold choice toward rugged faith today.