Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Trust and Faith

Greetings, My Friends;
Trust and faith are pretty much interchangeable. You can't have one without the other.
Many people go through life, trusting things instead of God. We trust in our ability to do our job, whether by education, or experience. We trust in money. We feel safe, having money because you can do anything if you have enough money. Right? How about investments that go bad.
Aside from money, we trust in many things that we don't even think about trusting. When you eat, you don't worry about being poisoned. You get in your car and trust it to get you where you want to go, and back again. You trust that your house will be there when you get back. Each of us can probably name dozens of things we didn't realize we trusted. Most of what we trust in will end up in the junk yard, or diminished as in investments.
When you talk to many people, the ones who have a lot, generally trust in themselves alone. Pride comes in and a feeling of superiority over other people usually follows. It seems that the more education, and better the job they have, the more they esteem themselves. They have no need for God in their minds, because they had success from their own efforts. If you mention that they are blessed, most will totally ignore you.
Then we have people that aren't so well off. A great many of these people pray every day. I suspect that most of these people have some sort of faith or trust in the Lord, or they wouldn't be praying. This is not to knock those people, but many times it takes desperation to seek the Lord. Whether these people trust the Lord and have faith or they are just plain desperate and feel they have nothing to lose if only they knew.
Even for a born-again Christian, there are times when it is very difficult to have faith. We must constantly remind ourselves that faith is believing what you cannot see physically. It is that very situation that counts the most.
Proverbs 3:5 "trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding."
The best thing I can say is this. Trust and faith is a choice. Peace in your heart and blessings, you cannot comprehend is the reward. Get in the word. Choose to believe. It may be hard to let go all at once but start with small things. Baby steps will get you there.
Hang in there and have faith. We all have what we think is a setback once in awhile, but stay with it. Those setbacks may in fact be a step forward in God's plan.
Isaiah 26:3, "You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts You."
God bless you and remember,
Jesus loves you.
Prayer of Salvation;

"Oh God in heaven, I believe with all my heart that Jesus has been raised from the dead. I receive Your Word and I repent of sin. I renounce the past. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. I receive my forgiveness. I receive the new birth, cleansed and washed in the Word and in the precious blood of Jesus. Fill me with Your Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen."