1) “Fear makes us doubt God’s care. 2) Fear makes us reach for control. 3) Fear makes us forgetful…of what Jesus has already done and how good He has been to us…Faith doesn’t eliminate fear; it silences it, robs it of its power, and draws us closer to God.” http://www.facebook.com/TheWordForYouTodayUSA/
Fear tells us we cannot trust God. But when we look at the things He has done for us in the past, we know we can trust Him. God wants us to trust in Him most of all.
Romans 9:31, 32, “But the people of Israel, who tried so hard to get right with God by keeping the law, never succeeded. Why not? Because they were trying to get right with God by keeping the law instead of by trusting in Him…” New Living Translation
“She’s a good person.”
We hear that phrase all the time. They are a good person because they don’t break laws. But that is not enough, because nothing we can do will ever make us right with God.
We have to put our trust in God, because he made a way. He took all of our sin, (past, present, and future), and laid it on Jesus. Jesus paid the price for our sin on the cross. It is a gift that we never can earn.
Faith and trust go hand in hand. We have faith that we are forgiven because of the sacrifice of Jesus. We trust God to lead us through our lives here on earth. We know this is not all. Our “real” life starts when we reach heaven.
We can trust God because He cares for us.
Dear Father God,
Thank You for making a way for us. Forgive us for being fearful or doubting Your care. Thank You for all the times You showed You cared in the past. Thank You for caring for us.
In Jesus Name,