Too many Believers today are sadly still struggling to develop an unwavering, unshakeable trust in God. And since faith (trust) is one of the cornerstones of our faith, it is a must for every person who desires to have a meaningful relationship with God.
Scripture tells us: “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Hebrews 11:6).
Faith is simply trust in God.
- Faith in His existence — that there really is a God “out there” who is the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe.
- Faith in His power — that He truly is All-Powerful; and just because things at times appear to be out-of-control, doesn’t mean that God has lost control, and is powerless to do anything to change it. God is ALWAYS in control! No matter how bad things appear.
- Faith in His love — that He loves each and every one of us (even though we are undeserving), and wants the best for us, at all times. God is love; and His thoughts for us are of good, not of evil. He doesn’t enjoy watching us suffer, grieve, hurt, or be in pain. He is a compassionate and loving God.
Our trust in Him pleases Him. When He sees His children walking in faith — living life as though they are fully persuaded that their God loves them, wants to protect them, and has nothing but the best of intentions for them — this makes Him happy.
But if we, often through our actions, repeatedly show a lack of trust in Him — this breaks His heart. We can say with our mouth that we have faith in God, but if our actions are to the contrary, then as they say, actions speak louder than words.
Our actions should always line up with our words, otherwise, we are being hypocritical. “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8).
Faith, as with anything, develops over time. In the beginning, when we are first saved, we only know about God what others have told us — and yet we still believe.
But, as we mature in our faith, our knowledge of God should also increase. God is no longer a distant God, who is “out there” somewhere; He is a present and relational God, who desires to make Himself known to all those who seek after Him.
The more you spend time with God, and get to know His qualities and characteristics, the greater your trust in Him — which now comes from experience and familiarity.
Decide to go deeper in God. Don’t be satisfied with just wading in the shallow waters. There is so much depth and richness in God, yet to be discovered. He wants to reveal more and more of Himself to us, but we must first be willing seekers. “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
Seek to uncover the deep things of God…You’ll be AMAZED!!