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  • Writer's pictureDiane Alvarado

Faith and Trusting God

I'm learning a lot of this lately....Learning what?

Learning to trust God....and not rely on myself to fix everything.

When I think about faith, I often think about an outcome during an event, circumstance, or season.  Something to desperately cling on to when fear sets in.

An example of this thinking is; "believe this or that will happen. I believe things will be okay". For me, the truest and most important aspect of faith is the object of the faith, in whom we place our trust. When we believe in specific circumstances, we pretty much disqualify our perspective from trusting God if the circumstance does not work out like we imagine. The foundation of faith is not in outcomes but in power. There is a fine, but distinct, line between believing the Who and the what.

Having true faith is not easy by any means. Especially in the valley. Faith means trusting in God even when we do not like or understand what He is doing. This, in fact, is the very thing that makes faith so powerful. The outcomes we want, even if we get them, don't always work out how we imagined. Our wisdom is flawed and incomplete, but God's wisdom is true and boundless. For me, I cannot imagine my life without God. He is true and faithful and just. Fear tries to sneak up on us, but I say STAND BEHIND ME! Fear should have no place in our lives!

There is a tremendous difference between believing in Him who can do all things and believing a specific thing ought to be done. Faith is the choice to trust God.

It is obeying without knowing what the outcome will be.

Faith unleashes the power of God’s Spirit.  So, look up. See God. Know He's with you, even if you don't always feel it. Know that you are His precious treasure and His thoughts of you outnumber the grains of sand on the ocean floor.

“so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.”

– 1 Corinthians 2:5

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