In Scripture, we are instructed to trust the Lord. Trust is reliance on the ability and truth of God. Trust is a cornerstone of our relationship with God. With trust, we are able to take action, make changes, and grow closer to God.
Trust enables to walk with confidence and hope, holding assurance of His provision. Trust flourishes from faithfulness to the Lord, and acting on that faith. Without faith and trust, we may not recognize the Lord or hear His voice. Lack of trust will keep us away from the Lord.
On the road to Emmaus, Jesus walked along with a disciple named Cleopas and another disciple. However, they did not recognize Jesus because they doubted his Resurrection.
As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish,and he took it and ate before them. – Luke 36-43 (ESV)
It is important nurture faith with care and prayer. If you are currently in lonely place where you are feeling far away from the Lord, remember He loves – whether you believe it or not. Father in Heaven has created you, has watched over you all of the days of your life, and He is with you even through your sorrow and your doubt. During these times, there are many actions you can take to fortify your soul:
- Create a daily gratitude list.
- Remember how faithful the Lord has been in the past.
- Turn to beautiful Scriptures in the Bible.
- Write in a journal or draw.
Please feel free to comment below if you have put any of these suggestions into practice or if you have additional ways you nourish your faith.
Scripture for Reflection
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. -Psalm 37:5 (ESV)
Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. -Proverbs 16:20 (ESV)
She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God. – Zephaniah 3:2 (ESV)
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God…- Ephesians 2:8 (ESV)
Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. -Isaiah 26:4 (ESV)
This article in part of a “40-Day Prayer Vigil” series. A complete list of posts can be found here.