Day 09 “But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the...
“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6
Focus – a center of activity, attraction, or attention
Action – the accomplishment of a thing usually over a period of time
Inseparability – seemingly always together: very intimate
Trust – assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
Hunger – a strong desire
When you hear the word faith, it is often followed by the word trust. It may even have been used interchangeably. We know that trust is assured reliance of the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something, and faith is a strong belief in God. The question is, can we have faith in God and not fully trust Him? We can believe that someone exists and not truly trust them. Just because I acknowledge that God created the universe, it doesn’t mean I trust that He will be there for me. However, if we lack trust in God, our faith in Him is sure to begin to buckle under the weight of doubt. Without trust in God, we will begin taking on issues that we weren’t meant to endure. It is easy to spot when we are struggling with trusting God, because we begin to make chaotic decisions that lead to frustration, anger, and resentment. All of these negative emotions start to fester within us until we erupt like a volcano. What is beautiful to me is that even in those moments, God shows us who He is and is faithful to open His arms to comfort us. Our trust in God is directly related to our understanding of who He is. If we do not know Him, we will not trust Him. The definition of trust is, assured reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone. We have to develop an understanding of God’s character, ability, strength and truth. To do that, we need to spend time in His Word. As you do that, you will see the truth of who God is revealed to you, and as you see Him for who He is, your trust will continue to grow. If you’re struggling with trust, take some time today to reflect on times when God has shown Himself trustworthy in your life. Write them down and remind yourself of them everyday this week. God is faithful and will never let you down!
Find peace in His embrace,