Trust is at the heart of faith. God calls us to trust in Him when the road ahead is easy to see AND when the road ahead is hard to see. Trust is easy in the former, but more difficult in the later.
Hebrews 11:1 tells us this, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Proverbs tells us that faith is not a now and then thing, but rather, it is an always “all in” thing. In Proverbs 3:5-6 we read these words, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
We see the same “all in” language in Psalm 62:8, “Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”
And Jesus gives us this comfort about His trustworthiness, found in John 14:1, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me.”
And we will end with this short poem from the December 15 devotional from Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman.
Trust and rest when all around you
Puts your faith to stringent test;
Let no fear of foe confound you,
Wait for God and trust and rest.
Trust and rest with heart abiding,
Like a birdling in its nest,
Underneath His feathers hiding,
Fold your wings and trust and rest.
So this Christmas season, put your trust (faith) in Jesus and you will find rest in Him.
Dear Father, You are an awesome God, worthy of all our praise. Please grant us all the gift of faith that is stronger than any battle that rages in our lives. Show Yourself trustworthy to us so we can “fold our wings and trust and rest.” Amen