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“So, Abraham called that place; The Lord will Provide. And to this day it is said “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”Genesis 22:14 NIV
Let’s examine the biblical definitions of faith and trust.
Biblically defined faith is an unwavering trust in God.
Biblically defined trust is to have confidence in.
Understanding Biblical Definitions: Faith and Trust in God
God is all-knowing. As children of God, we often are bewildered about what to do or what to ask for when needing His help. Our trust in God to deliver us to a safe place in His arms is all we need to ask for. He will always provide.
As Christians, we are taught that God is always available to us. God has given us free will to make our choices. We can choose to handle situations on our own or have faith and trust in God that He will provide for us if we ask and walk with Him. We can turn our worries over to Him.
Faith and Trust in God’s Plan
I have learned throughout my life that when He provides me with answers, I do not always understand the outcome or do not like the answers I get. But that is where faith and trust in God come into play.
I have to remember I chose to turn my life over to God. Therefore, because I believe in his omnipresence I know and trust he will provide for me.
Covid was a fearful, uncomfortable period in my life. My brother succumbed to this horrible disease as another statistic in the world that took countless lives and scarred those who remained forever.
Experiencing God’s Grace and Love
I will always know the true Grace of God in my life, as He provides me love, comfort, and mercy by creating the deepest bond with my dear friend who I now refer to as my sister and guardian angel.
I brand myself as a strong woman. I have faced many obstacles and trials throughout my years. God had given me strength and wisdom beyond what I could have ever dreamed. But never have I faced a fear that was a global pandemic. I didn’t know what I needed to make it through day by day.
I was given, by His grace, a sister to share my every fear and hopeless feeling with, discussions on facts and myths in non-judgmental conversations, and joyful love.
Daily we would talk, cry, laugh, and sometimes just vent our feelings. Throughout that uncertain time, we would make pacts to stay home and isolate for two weeks to ensure we were free from the germs we feared and then come together for visits.
The weekends we shared were so comforting. I became more in touch with myself and God. Rather than loneliness, I reflect on a time of learning and growth.
God provided me with just what I needed; the faith to believe in Him and the trust to accept the gift.
Be still and listen. He is always there. God provides.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened for you.”Matthew 7:7 ESV