Faith or Trust

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TRUST is believing and doing what God tells me in the Bible, even when it is hard to do.

DOUBT is attempting to find another alternative in the face of clear biblical teaching.

FAITH is knowing the difference between trust and doubt and doing what God says over what I want or fear.

FEAR is listening to doubt instead of faith.

Thus trust is a biblical response to fear.

The world is often a scary place. Life is full of things that you and I cannot control. We cannot eliminate the things that bring fear from our daily lives. We cannot will our children to safety. In response to fear God calls us to trust him:

In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalm 56:4)

Trust is believing and doing what God tells me in the Bible,  even when it is hard to do.

A prayer to trust God:

Father in heaven, please help me to trust you. Thank you that you are in control of everything and you do everything for my good. You have promised to care of me. Help me to believe and act on that, even when I’m afraid.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

From Get Wisdom!, by Ruth Younts

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.