Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 4:20-21 (KJV); He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Abraham’s story demonstrates to us the difference between faith and trust.
Faith is knowing that God performs according to His Word. Trust is knowing that He will perform it for you.
When faith becomes personal, it is called trust.
Trust follows a simple pattern as demonstrated by our theme scripture: Firstly, has God promised? Secondly, is He able to do what He has promised? Thirdly, will He do it for you?
Some Christians stop at one and call it faith. No, that is merely agreeing with what the scriptures say.
Some stop at the second and call it trust. There are many people in the world who believe God can heal but they do not think He can heal them. It is this set of Christians who usually claim, “it is not about faith. A man can have faith in God and still die or fail.”
My answer to such men is that their real problem is that they did not trust God. Like Romans 10:11 (MSG) says, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.”
Even in human relations, trust is a valuable commodity. How remiss of us to think that God will treat it with nonchalance!
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 10:11, Proverbs 3:5
GOLDEN NUGGET: Trust follows a simple pattern: Firstly, has God promised? Secondly, is He able to do what He has promised? Thirdly, will He do it for you?
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. You are a faithful God who keeps His Word. I choose to lean on, trust in and depend on You entirely. Trust in You is the pattern of my life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.4