Do You Trust Me?
Trust, faith and love have a lot in common. You have to be willing to be vulnerable to experience and to walk in them.
Trust–In the Bible “trust” literally means ‘a bold, confident, sure security.’
It means you believe it!
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Trust is not exactly the same as having faith, which is the gift of God:
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.”
So, trusting is what we do because of the faith we have been given. Trust means we believe in the promises of God in all circumstances, even in those where the evidence seems to be to the contrary.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Hebrews 11 is a good example of this, the Hall of Fame of Faith.
Faith–is simply hearing God speak and having the courage and wisdom to believe Him.
No matter what!
It is a gift from God Himself to us. It goes beyond our natural ability to believe or to trust.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (CJB)
Love is patient and kind, not jealous, not boastful, 5 not proud, rude or selfish, not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not gloat over other people’s sins but takes its delight in the truth. 7 Love always bears up, always trusts, always hopes, always endures. 8 Love never ends;
Getting back to trust:
You all probably know the story in scripture where the Lord ask Peter, “Do you love me?”
- John 21:15-17
Jesus Restores Peter
So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”
He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My sheep”
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep.”
I had my own experience like this , but the Lord asked me do you trust Me?
Keep my soul, and deliver me; Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
The virtuous wife
Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.
He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, To love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God
He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.