This morning my thoughts go to a few more questions God is ASKING;
Do YOU worry?
Do YOU trust ME?
Do YOU really believe?
Do YOU trust GOD?
Let’s begin by saying, to believe in someone or something is to put your trust in someone or something.
To believe in the Bible (God’s Word) means that you are placing your trust in what it says. So when we read the Bible and believe, that is to say, we are placing our trust in God and His promises written in His Word. We trust and believe by faith.
To believe the Bible, is to trust the Bible as God’s Word. This all comes by faith, as we apply what we believe from God’s Word.
In other words, when we use our faith we will be applying His Word, through our belief and trust in God. Faith IS to believe and to trust.
We can be assured by placing our faith/trust in what it says we will see results. To place our trust in God’s Word we apply it in our everyday living.
To believe is to trust and this means NOT to worry. Worry is distrust, NOT belief. If you believe His Written Word, you are than trusting in the manifestation of His Spoken Word to become evident in your life.
Yes, God’s Word when heard and believed becomes life-changing to the believer. Believing is true faith. So you might say, believing is trusting in that which you believe.
Let’s look at what Jesus had to say about worry. Worry places doubt and non-belief in the Christian life.
- Matthew 6:25 – 33 (NLT) “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Again, God is asking… Do you REALLY TRUST ME? What is trust? Trust is to hope or to place one’s confidence in someone or something. We are to place our trust in Jesus and His finished work.
My trust is in God and His plan for mankind. God’s work is done completely through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Yes, through the cross of Jesus Christ, His death and His resurrection has brought all mankind to once again be united with their Father and Creator, God.
As a believer you now can be in right standing with God and have communion with Him through Jesus our Savior.
Yes, I really TRUST God and His plan for rescuing fallen man. Life here on earth is just a “vapor”, for we are here today and gone tomorrow; just a moment in history.
We as believers do have a hope of tomorrow, eternal life will come to everyone. As we pass from this life on earth as we know it and into eternity.
You will either spend eternity with God in heaven, forever, or you will spend eternity in hell with Satan, forever in torment, as the Bible states.
The reality of eternal life is just around the next bend. EVERYONE will be judged for what we have done here on earth.
Today is the day to live for Jesus. Simply put, accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and “love the Lord with all your heart, mind/ emotions, soul and spirit. Our TRUST must be placed IN JESUS CHRIST!
I am so GRATEFUL for HIS LOVE. How about YOU? Are you willing to place your trust in Jesus; your Lord and Savior? Jesus is saying, come:
- Matthew 14:25 – 33 (NLT) About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!” But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!” Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?” When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.
As always, love in Christ Jesus,