Hebrews 11:1 defines faith like this: "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Simply put, faith is trusting in something you cannot explicitly prove. Trust is actually relying on the fact that something is true.
When it comes to taking control of our health, faith is an unquestioning belief that when we commit to reclaim our health, that we will trust the process to return the desired results.
While it sometimes can be hard to look on the bright side of life when your condition is incurable, I believe half the equation of being able to get our conditioned under control is first to believe that we can, have faith that we can, trust that we can.
A research paper, published in the journal of the American Heart Association in September 2013, looked at 607 patients in a Denmark hospital and found that the patients whose moods were overall more positive were 58% more likely to live at least another 5 years. These people exercised more as well. Positive thinking and regular exercise are really important for your overall health.
Having faith leads to feeling more optimistic and happier, which helps motivate people to engage in healthier habits. That might mean taking a walk more regularly, choosing "real food", mindfully getting enough sleep, work on reducing stress and choosing healthier options in their environment.
Have faith and believe in the possibilities.
Let's figure out what works for YOU!