Trust is a component of Faith.
Faith is more than positive thinking. Positive thinking will NOT produce faith. Faith is trust in God, and the only way to develop faith is to learn to know God. Since He is trustworthy, as we learn to know Him, we spontaneously learn to trust Him. Faith is trusting God when things don't turn out the way we expect.
Hebrews 11:6 is the classic text:
"Without faith it is impossible to please God: for he that cometh to God must
believe that He is (that God exists), and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."
God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Not those who seek merely His blessings, but those who seek Him, are the ones who find their reward. For He is the reward.
Read Luke 18:7
Yet, Luke 18:8 says,
"When the Son of man comes, will He find faith on earth?"
You and I can't work up or create our righteousness - nor does our faith originate within us. Both are gifts from God designed to produce fruit. Both come as a result of knowing Jesus. Being able to trust Him comes form spending time in communion, fellowship, and relationship with Him. If you will come to Him, He will give you the genuine faith that you need.
The first byproduct of seeking Jesus is genuine faith. Righteousness, or right-doing, is the second.
No man can create faith. The Spirit of God operating within a person and enlightening a man or woman, creates faith.
There are two things are necessary in order to trust someone. First you must find someone who is trustworthy. Second, you must get to know them.
When it comes to the Christian life, one thing is required; that you come
to Jesus, and that you keep coming to Him day by day. If you will keep coming to
Him, God has made Himself responsible for taking care of everything else that needs to happen in your life. Someone has said it like his - "If the eye is kept fixed on Christ, the work of the Spirit does not cease until the soul is conformed to God's image”.
The main and deliberate effort in the Christian life is to seek God. More trust in Him will be the end result.
God is bringing us to a decision: Do we trust God or do we trust in ourselves or other men?
Question: Seeing the condition of today’s world, where would you say
It seems that most men put their trust?
Isn't it reasonable to trust good Christian experts, like doctors and counselors? Doesn't God work through them?
When Jesus was on earth and someone came to Him for healing, He never once said, "Go see Luke, I heal through doctors." (Luke was a physician) Instead, Jesus healed the person directly, either through His Word, which we have today in the form of the Bible, or He healed them through natural methods, such as clay or water. My point is that He can use them, but He is the healer Who can be trusted.
God has promised to "heal ALL our diseases-" Psalm 103:3 He tells us that He, alone, is our Physician. "I am the Lord who heals you-" Exodus 15:26 Then He tells us exactly how He will do it in Deuteronomy 7:11-15 "If you obey My laws my commandments and my decrees. . . I will put none of these diseases upon you."
Jehovah-Jireh (Provider) Hebrews 11: 8, 17-19
So we must claim God's promises and expect the fulfillment of them, as we follow Him keeping His Commandments.
All action is dependent on belief, belief that enters into trust. In other words, if one believes something, it is a sure requirement for actions to follow it.
Question: Does having faith/Trust in God eliminate opposition, or cancel out problems.
Note The design of Trust in God: Read - Proverbs 3:5-6 Psalm 7: 3-5
Read - Proverbs 3:5-6 Psalm 7: 3-5
Do you trust God Completely?