BELIEVING AND TRUSTING
Updated: Oct 7, 2020
Is there a difference between believing in God and trusting in Him? When we talk about our salvation, we know that we can only be saved from our sin by believing in Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We believe that God saved us through our Lord Jesus Christ, but do we trust Him with our entire life? There are times that our faith in God and our trust in Him seem like they do not correlate with each other. We believe that God saves us from our sins, but we have difficulty trusting Him with our daily needs. But in the Scripture, we learn that faith in God and trusting in Him daily go hand in hand. In fact, they are many examples in the Bible that illustrates this.
When Jesus was traveling in a boat at night with His disciples, he decided to take a nap, but while He was sleeping, a fierce storm suddenly came upon them, and the boat was slowly filling in with water. The disciples panicked and woke up Jesus dreadfully. Jesus then woke up and rebuked the storm, and then He turned around and asked His disciples, "Why are you so fearful?" There was no doubt that the disciples believed in Jesus because they left everything and followed Him. However, they had to learn to trust Jesus with their own life.
As we believe in Jesus for our salvation, we need to trust Him with our daily needs. If Jesus gave up His life for us, then there is nothing that our Lord Jesus Christ would not do for us. He loves us with faithful and sacrificial love. So if we are afraid or concern about anything in our lives, we need to remember that the God who saved us from our sin is the God who can provide everything that we need. There is nothing to fear unless we decide not to trust Him.
Ask yourself these questions: If I believe that Jesus saved me from my sin, do I trust Him with my entire life? Is there anything that concerns me today? If there is, do I trust God in them?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you for saving me from my sin through your Son, Jesus Christ. Please help me to trust you with my current situation. Please help me not to walk in fear, but to walk in confidence in you. Please help me now with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.