Faith is a lifelong challenge, and it can be something precarious. Even Jesus Christ asked God, “Why has thou forsaken me?” So what is faith? Is it simply a belief in the unseen God, or is there more? For Christian believers who have been embraced by the Holy Spirit and given the gift of faith, we will be measured by a lifelong struggle to hold fast to faith even though we will be confronted by challenges and frustrations.
In Embraced by Faith, author and pastor Vladimir Berzonsky shares his inspired reflections on faith from the Bible and beyond, revealing how God gives us love to guide us to the truth and a relationship with him—all through faith. Embraced by Faith explores both Old and New Testament scriptures, showing how we can have communion with God and be led to overcome every obstacle on the path to the kingdom of heaven.
Faith is the belief that God can do all things—and that he is unconditional love. It is also the belief that his love is revealed and expressed in Jesus Christ. Regardless of what happens to us in our lifetimes, a true faith will help us overcome and prevail over all trials—even in the most extreme example, the suffering of Jesus on the cross. To feel abandoned and yet embraced by the Holy Spirit, we can bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things (1 Corinthians 13:7).