Faith and Trust
But those who trust the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles soaring upward on wings; they will walk and run without getting tired. – Isaiah 40:31 CEV
Trust. It’s hard to remain connected in a relationship without it. And without trust faith is impossible. Trust is not just hoping someone will do what they’ve promised, it’s the assurance that they will. You trust your parents to pick you up from school. You trust your friends to meet you at the mall. You trust your spouse to be honest with you. You trust your children to come home on time. You trust your employer to pay you on payday. You trust that other drivers will obey the rules of the road.
And if all of your life you rely on the trust you have and others, whether spouses, friends parents, children, acquaintances, even strangers. But do you trust me? Do you trust the promises I have made?
See, faith and trust go hand in hand. When you say, you have faith in me it also means that you are willing to trust me. Faith and trust are like two halves of the same brick. They build each other up. The more you learn that I am trustworthy, the more faith you will be able to put in me. The more faith you have, the stronger our connection, the more you will be able to trust me.
Some days will be easier than others. Some days you will have to make a conscious choice to trust me. Some days you will need help to trust me. On those days, you can turn to my word, the Bible, or a Christian friend, pastor or counselor for encouragement. Sometimes all it takes is turning on the radio to listen to some uplifting praise music. When you do these things you’ll find your faith growing stronger.
Trust me to guide you through your day today.
Catalyst For Spiritual Growth
1 – Read the lyrics to the old hymn Blessed Assurance.
2 – Take a deeper look at the promises of God: “What are the promises of God?” Do any of them stand out to you?
3 – What are the differences between faith and trust? What are the similarities?