It doesn’t matter whether you are Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Atheist, Muslim, LDS, Pastafarian, or something else… your beliefs are very important to you. They color and guide every aspect of your life despite the level of importance that you may ascribe to them now.
In an unexpected, or unplanned situation most folks will turn immediately to their core values and chosen religious ideologies for strength and purpose. Without a solid framework to approach reality, the default mode for most people under duress is the role of helpless victimhood. To avoid being in this “victim” state take time today to refocus on clearly knowing and understanding what you believe. This solid foundation will allow your convictions to actually sustain you during difficult times.