Why Believe in God?

Posted by Elaine September 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM AEST

This believing in God requires that we trust Him even when with our intellect it doesn’t make sense. So what does the Bible have to say..

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Throughout Scripture, we are admonished to trust in God. When times are good, this doesn’t seem like a difficult task, however when trials arise, it is much more difficult to rely fully upon Him.Yet it is always important for us to place our trust in the living God, especially when everything around us seems to be falling apart. That may well have been the situation that inspired the writing of Psalm 37.

Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything…. and if we put our complete trust in God He promises to give us the desires of our heart – click here to read it for yourself Psalm 37:1-9

Notice that in today’s passage, the psalmist mentions several times that we should not fret (See verses 1, 7, 8). Distress over a situation is the opposite of trust and fretting has ill effects. For one thing, it can take a toll on physical and emotional well being. Another problem is that feeding worry can lead to evildoing: by attempting to manage the situation quickly in our human way, we may miss God’s best solution.

What, then, is the antidote for worry and stress during a difficult time?
Absolute trust in Christ.

Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” This means we are to lay all our burdens at His feet, believing that He is good, loving, and in control.

When trials arise, do you run toward the Lord? Or do you try to handle things yourself?

He who created you can handle any difficulty and pain, even when it seems overwhelming. What He desires is your surrender and trust. It is in His arms that you will find rest for your soul.

For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc. © 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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