Monday, June 1, 2009

Faith = Trust

Where there is no faith, there is no trust. Think about it, happily married couples have faith in their spouses. Because of that faith, they trust each other. Where there is faith, there is trust.

Elizabeth said it best in Luke 1:45 when Mary came to tell her that she was expecting Jesus, "Blessed is the one who has believed that everything the Lord has said will be accomplished." Elizabeth was telling Mary, "Girl, because you trust in God, you're going to witness some marvelous things!" David said in Psalm 145:13, "The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made."

The key to walking daily in victory and joy is found in those words. Until we "get it on the inside" that God is faithful--that He will fulfill the promises He has given you--then we can't apply it to our everyday life. Trust is what the Bible calls that deep-seated belief that God will do everything exactly as He has said. So we must trust in the truth of God's Word, trust that God is faithful, trust that God is loving towards us, trust that God is working all things together for His glory and our good (even when our circumstances tell us otherwise) and trust that relinquishes the right to say, "But Lord!" or "What if...?"

Every time we trust God, He proves Himself faithful and worthy of our trust. Trust begets trust, which in turn builds more trust in a never-ending upward cycle.

Over the last few days, I've been concentrating on Psalm 9:10, "Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you." Get a hold of that!


John said...

I really needed that reminder this morning. I do have a problem sometimes with having the "But Lord" or the "what if" attitude.

David and Regina White said...

Thanks Barbie for sharing. You are always such an encouragement!!!