Trust

Trust: Depend on. Hope in. To place confidence in. Rely on. Some translations of the Bible use the word “trust” in place of the word “believe.” (And vice-versa) I figured out why. It turns out that the Greek word for “believe,” pisteúō, actually does refer to trusting. I once heard someone say that if you tell God, “I believe you,” that you would be paying him a compliment. What does that even mean? I thought about it, and I never understood. Nevertheless, I began telling God daily, “I believe you Lord.” I just wanted to compliment him. After all, He deserves it! Recently, I have realized that when I tell God, "I believe you,” I’m simply saying, "I choose to trust that you are reliable.” Something beautiful happens when we choose to trust Him. Things come up. Then we begin to wonder, “Oh, what are we going to do about this?” The answer is simple: Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times; [ye] people, pour out your heart before him: God [is] a refuge for us. As your mind is turned then towards Him, then the peace of Christ begins to fill your heart. Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.

Cari Goodrich



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