24. Learning to Trust

Please remember to pray before reading!

Yesterday we learned that, although we all struggle with doubt, God will provide all the evidence we need to have strong faith in Him. We need to fill our minds with the truths in His Word, so that our faith will grow stronger. There are things that we can do to increase our faith.

Job 11:7, 8 — We cannot fully comprehend God no matter how hard we try.

Romans 11:33 — God's ways are above us, so we need to trust Him in everything.

Psalm 97:2 — Basis of God's government – righteousness and judgment.

2 Peter 3:16 — The unlearned and unstable twist the Bible.

Hebrews 3:12 — Beware of unbelief, because sin hardens your heart.

1 Corinthians 2:10 — The Holy Spirit will reveal deep secrets in God's Word.

Deuteronomy 29:29 — Secret things belong to God but He reveals the things that belong to us.

Colossians 2:3 — In Christ is hidden all wisdom.

John 16:13,14 — The Spirit guides us to the truth.

John 7:17 — If we are willing to receive truth, God will reveal it to us.

Psalm 34:8 — We can experience God's goodness, and trust in Him.

John 16:24 — God's promises will not fail.

Colossians 1:13 — We have been delivered from darkness.

John 3:33 — When we believe in Jesus, we declare that He is the truth.

2 Peter 3:18 — Grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord.

Proverbs 4:18 — The light increases as we progress in the path of truth.

1 Corinthians 13:12 — God will reveal things to us in heaven that we don’t understand now.

Proverbs 3:5,6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

Let us consider these questions:

  1. Do I acknowledge that my reasoning powers are limited, and that God is beyond my capacity to completely comprehend?
  2. Do I have a personal relationship with God based on the truths revealed in His Word?
  3. Am I willing to trust God with the things I don’t understand?
  4. Do I value the precious promises of the Bible, and am I willing to apply them personally to my life?
  5. Am I willing to avoid probing into things that have not been revealed, that would involve human reasoning, speculation, and mere human opinions, and focus instead on the truths God has revealed?
  6. Am I willing to test every doctrine by the Word of God, and not depend on faulty human reasoning that twists truths that are plainly revealed in scripture?
  7. Do I have a humble and teachable attitude as I approach the scriptures, with a sincere desire to know and follow truth?
  8. Am I willing to let the Word of God point out my sins and errors, and conform my beliefs and practices to its teachings?
  9. Am I willing to walk in the light that I already have, moving forward in faith, and turning my doubts over to Him?
  10. Have I tested God’s promises and proved that He is trustworthy?
  11. Have I been truly delivered from darkness, and do I have a powerful testimony of how God has changed my life?
  12. Do I make the Bible my constant study, and am I learning more about God’s will for my life every day?