Trust


Faith is often a stepping into the unknown. That is why faith needs to be based on trust. Trust is a belief in someone’s goodness and integrity, whilst faith is a belief founded on that trust.

Genesis 12:1 The lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.”

Abram did not know where he was going. Not even a sense of “go to the west”, or “go to Canaan”. The instruction was focused around God himself as the Divine Director: “go to the land I will show”.

In the New Testament Peter experiences something similar with Jesus:

Luke 5:4 He said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

They had been fishing all night and caught nothing. Yet Peter did not let his faith be determined by his experience but by trust in the one in whom he believed: “because you say so, I will let down the nets” (vs. 5).

Sometimes the miracle is just around the corner, other times it takes a bit of traveling – all in all we will get there when we trust in the goodness of him who calls.

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