Trusting in God

How do we trust in a God we can't see or understand? How can we trust that He is faithful and in control, to let go of our doubt?

Day One: Trusting in God
We cannot trust someone we don't know, and that is the secret of learning to trust God. When someone says, "Trust me," we have one of two reactions. Either we can say, "Yes, I'll trust you," or we can say, "Why should I?"...
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For more, see: "Do you trust God?"

Day Two: The Faithfulness of God
Many places in Scripture extol the faithfulness of God. Lamentations 3:2223 says, "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." So, what is faithfulness?...
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For more, see: "Why should I trust God even when I don't understand who He is or what He is doing?"

Day Three: God in Control
Before we can learn to trust that God is in control of all of life's circumstances, we have to answer four questions: Is God really in control? How much control does He have? If He is not in complete control, then who/what is?...
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For more, see: "Who's in charge here anyway?"

Day Four: Doubting God
There are two primary ways Christians can stop doubting God. The first is reading the Bible. In order to stop doubting, trust must be built. But it is hard to trust a stranger, or even an occasional acquaintance...
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For more, see: "Doubting God"

Day Five: Doubting Jesus
When we find ourselves doubting something, there is a sense of uncertainty, not knowing if the thing is true or false. The Bible likens this attitude to "double-mindedness" (James 1:68). Double-minded thinking results in a person's beliefs always changing, never coming to a determined conviction...
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For more, see: "When You Doubt Your Salvation"

Day Six: Depending on God Alone
Depending on God is basic to the Christian life. We trust in, or depend on, God for our salvation (Ephesians 2:89). We depend on God for wisdom (James 1:5). In fact, we depend on God for everything (Psalm 104:27) and in everything (Proverbs 3:56)...
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For more, see: "Of course I trust God! (sorta)" and "How can we rely on the power of God?"

Day Eight: Let God and Let God
"Let go and let God" is a phrase that cropped up some years ago and still enjoys some popularity today. Actually, the Bible never tells us to "let go and let God." In fact, there are so many commandments about what we are to do that it completely contradicts the way most people interpret "let go and let God"...
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For more, see: "Responsibility: The Easy Burden"

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Published 11-26-15