While many of us have faith, we may not have learned to trust God completely. Faith and trust are two different things.

  1. We succeed when we place our complete trust in God (Jeremiah 17:7, AMP, Psalm 34:8).
    1. When we authentically trust God, we seek Him before we do anything else.
      1. We have to examine our lives and be sure we are truly relying on God.
        1. Relying on people instead of God sets us up for failure (Jeremiah 17:5, AMP).
        2. We cannot rely on our own understanding of situations and circumstances (Proverbs 3:5, AMP).
        3. Instead, we must focus on what God has said.
  2. There is a distinction between faith and trust.
    1. Faith is confidence.
      1. Your faith can fail; trust will not (Luke 22:32, Hebrews 10:35).
      2. The enemy will work hard to cause you to lose your confidence.
    1. Trust is commitment.
      1. When we trust God, we are unbeatable because we become one with Him through our commitment to trust Him.
      2. When we trust God completely, we become like a mountain that cannot be moved (Psalm 125:1).
      3. The Apostle Paul trusted God because he was sure of His love for him (Romans 8:35-39, AMP).
        1. Likewise, we should also know that nothing can separate us from the love of God.
      4. Trust is eternal; it stands out and cannot be moved.
  3. Enter into God’s rest
    1. God only fights when we rest (2 Chronicles 20:17).
      1. Rest releases divine intervention.
      2. God tells us to “Be still and know that I am God …” (Psalm 46:10).
  4. Can trust in God enrich our lives?
    1. Those who give liberally will have abundance; they reap what they sow (Proverbs 11:25).
    2. Those who trust the Lord will increase abundantly (Proverbs 28:25).
    3. Your diligence will also cause you to be enriched (Proverbs 13:4).

Scripture References:

  • Jeremiah 17:7, AMP
  • Psalm 34:8
  • Jeremiah 17:5, AMP
  • Proverbs 3:5, AMP
  • Luke 22:32
  • Hebrews 10:35
  • Psalm 125:1
  • Romans 8:35-39
  • 2 Chronicles 20:17
  • Psalm 46:10
  • Proverbs 11:25
  • Proverbs 28:25
  • Proverbs 13:4