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How do we trust God?

To trust God, is to believe that His life of unconditional love is the only way to live, and sincerely make an effort to live it. This means that we must have absolute trust, that through love we can overcome all obstacles. We must believe that love can break all barriers and change human hearts. To believe in him is also to have absolute trust in his love, mercy and wisdom. To believe in Him therefore, is not a feeling or an emotion or mere recognition that God is Lord of our life (because even the devil knows that); rather, it is a combination of conviction and action. If we recognize that we are sinners and accept God’s help by trusting his decisions, then even if our faith in Him is as small as a mustard seed, He can help us to make it mighty enough to move mountains.

In order to trust God we need humility. Humility clears our heart of pride, and opens it to the word of God. When we accept His word, we have trust in him. This brings us peace. His word also brings us wisdom; because, he is the source of all wisdom. We can therefore, never have true wisdom or peace without humility.

When we do not get what we ask for or receive the opposite of what we asked for, we doubt God. However, we should remember, that he has already given us the only gift we really need, namely, the gift of his own life. Furthermore, he always answers our prayers. He answers them in such a manner, that in the long run it will make us a people with greater faith and love. Because of this, He may not give us exactly what we asked for, or He may delay granting our petition, or may even allow tragedy to come upon us (like He did to Job). If we accept God's help by trusting His decisions, He can help us by doing what is best for us. We should accept His will without even knowing what it is and (in our heart) allow Him to do whatever He feels is right. When we distrust his plan and want only our own plan, we reject his help.

Sometimes, everything seems to go wrong in our life. We pray, but it seems like it does not make a difference. In fact, it seems like, as we intensify our prayer, our problems increase. We feel that even God has abandoned us, or does not seem to care. As our problems increase, our prayers seem to become lifeless, and we cease to feel the presence of God. But we must not give up, and continue to pray, because, God will never abandon us. In fact, God is always working on our problems; even those we are not yet aware of. We must believe, that in the end, with God’s help everything will turn out good.

Many people lose faith in God when they see evil and natural disasters in the World. They feel that, if God is really present or really loves us, He will not allow evil. This feeling becomes even stronger, when they see children and innocent people suffer. However, it is not God, but our selfishness, that produces evil in the world. Even natural disasters, which some people erroneously refer to as “acts of God”, are result of our selfishness. Since we have dominion over the World, our acts affect the balance in nature. So that when our acts go against nature, the balance in nature is disturbed to produce natural disasters and diseases. Similarly, our evil acts directly affect others and cause them hurt. The hurt that evil produces affects everyone; including those who live holy lives. God allows evil, because, He has given us free will; which is essential, in order for us to exercise unconditional love. If we did not have free will, we will never be able to love others unconditionally, because, to love is a choice, and every choice needs a free will. God wants us to have love, because he wants us to be one with him and share his life, which is love. In addition, he wants us to live a life of love, because, he wants us to have peace and joy.
Wow! Spectacular... I am actually speechless. The Lord most certainly gives us what we need and this is exactly what I needed.

Did you ever notice how a message seems to be coming through very strong? For a number of weeks now mine has been "Seek First the Kingdom of Heaven".

Thank you for this thread!
Yes! Thank you very much for sharing.

In :love: of JESUS the Christ, Our LORD.
:love: Yeshua
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Jesus is Lord!

arunangelo said:
"...We must believe that love can break all barriers and change human hearts...God will never abandon us...he wants us to live a life of love, because, he wants us to have peace and joy."

Hi, arunagelo!


Your Sister in Christ,
Dr. Bon Vie/"Sylvia"
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