Daily Devotional

To trust or not to trust

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:1-3

Faith is the opposite of fear. From the text the author of Hebrews describes faith as things that we hope for and things that we do not presently see or have. It is part of God's plan that you have some needs in your life in order for you to develop your faith in him. That is why it's vital for you to see that these uncertainties in economy could become as an opportunity for you to exercise and develop your faith. No Christians who truly want to serve God can live in fear of financial loss for they are called to make a choice between serving Him and materialism. In Matthew 6:24, Christ was very specific when he said that every believer must make a choice about either serving God or money. We cannot serve both. If you are fearful of your financial future, then you are not trusting in God or in His provision. This society is an extremely materialistic society. Too often, peoples’ priorities are based on desires and wants, rather than on real needs. Do not get caught up in the mad rush to protect against any future crisis that can potentially threaten these society’s defined needs. Although God has promised that He will always supply your needs, he has not promised that he will supply all of your wants. Just because you expect an answer from God that you feel that He is obligated to respond to your situation. He may or He may not choose to answer the way that you want or expect Him to answer. This is because He wants you to grow in faith on Him.

Blessings.

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