Oh…I love how the Amplified Bible defined faith in Colossians 1:4 ” For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus ( the learning of your human personality on him in absolute trust and confidence in his power, wisdom, goodness) and of the love which ( have and show) for all the saints.” It teaches us that faith in God is “the learning of your entire personality on him in absolute trust and confidence in his power, widmsdom, and goodness.” Whenever we exercise our faith, we lean everything about ourselves on him ( believe me am learning to do more of that everyday) and we place our trust and confidence in three specific attributes of His character, his power, his wisdom, and his goodness. Now, this is what I call absolute trust!.
For every time we approach God in faith, we must first realise he has the power, the supernatural ability to meet to our needs and solve our problems. He is able to orchestrate circumstances and events, arrange relationships, open doors of opportunity, rescue us from trouble, send financial provisions and work any kind of miracle we need. Jesus himself said, “All things are possible with God”. You and I are limited in our human strength, but God can do anything. Believing this alone is essential to having faith.
Faith also involves placing absolute trust and confidence in God’s wisdom. I like us to know that for every time we do not know what to do or how to do it, God does. He is powerful to do anything and he is able to do anything. He knows what is best for us and how to help us. When he answers our prayers in ways we do not understand, we need to lean on the fact that he is a wise God who sees hope every time we see shadows. He restores us piece by piece.
There’s nothing too dirty that he can’t make worthy, he washes us in his mercy. He keeps taking care of us even when we don’t deserve it. I know I don’t deserve his mercy most of the time but he keeps loving me still. Sometimes we need the experience of going through something rather than being delivered from it. We also need to realise he sees the big picture of our lives from every tiny mistake we make or mess we get ourselves into and works all things together for our good Romans 8;28. Our God is always able to deliver us from difficulties, although sometimes he may not choose to do so for our own good.
Being exposed to challenges, we learn to overcome them rather than be defeated by them. There are some things in life God chose not to deliver me from that really got me upset, even got angry with him but today they don’t bother me anymore. Why you ask? Because through my challenges and experiences i have discovered that I was stronger in God than I thought I was.
25 Thoughts on “Absolute Trust….”
I love your statement: For every time we approach God in faith, we must first realise he has the power, the supernatural ability to meet to our needs and solve our problems. He is able to orchestrate circumstances and events, arrange relationships, open doors of opportunity, rescue us from trouble, send financial provisions and work any kind of miracle we need.
Awesome! I will have to come back and reread that over and over. Thank you!
Please do my dear. Our God is faithful and merciful. He can and will do a lot more than i have written. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with. God bless you.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsWow, this is such a timely post. Challenges certainly are one of the ways that God grows character in us. The fruit of the spirit ???that Paul mentions in Galatians chapter 5, are like fruit?; which means, they are grown. Although we like to have things come to us instantly, God allows circumstances, and challenges, and people to grow certain fruits??? in us. Thank you for this post Whitney! God bless you??
God bless you more. I love the stickers you used and your words are really kind. Thank you very much.
Great post Whitney 🙂
Thanks Ben. So happy you commented.
Trust is a big part of Faith. Without it there’s no reason for Faith. Faith doesn’t mean anything if there is no trust. We have to trust God will be there for us. That was my biggest thing that I doubted God about. I didn’t trust him anymore so my faith in him didn’t mean anything. But over time he proved himself to me and I learned to trust him again. Once I did my Faith came alive. I love this. It’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing Whitney!!
I am more happy reading your comments and knowing that you are still keeping the faith. It’s never easy but his grace is ever sufficient as long as we continue to trust him absolutely. Thanks dear and have a great day.
You are so welcome. I just want it to help someone else. That’s why I share. Thanks and have a great day as well!!
Nice post and I can say trust is a dichotomy with faith, unfortunately I’ve suffered baddie time for years and I lost my faith, no trust on myself and when you’re diving to the bottom you catch all your forces in order to a big breathe to surface and a keepsake… folks I’m here!
Bible’s a nice book and I prefer many other books, I don’t believe in miracles I’m a worker where working day to day could be the essence of our days or perhaps unbeliever am I? First of all I must be walking at the end of the tunnel where you can be found light. In the dollars you read in god we trust… the heaven as earthly power in the greenbacks… the sin of the humans.
I’m sorry for all and what you had to go through. Pls don’t loose faith in yourself anymore. David dear I totally understand where you are coming from but I want you to know that miracles are God’s way of letting us know he’s near, he sees, he hears and cares. Thank you for sharing with us. You are not alone.
Fortunately David must be strongest from the infinity and beyond… ????
I love your honesty Whitney! You let us know that you did get upset and angry with God when He chose not to deliver you from some things. I do know that for me, those are the things that have helped shape me and make me better able to help others. Blessings to you Whitney!
Thank you Ma’am. Yes, at some point I was really angry with God. I couldn’t pray, sing much less read my Bible. I felt he has forgotten about you. Little did I know he was building my character and making me strong in him. I guess that’s why he’s God, he doesn’t owe us any explanation, well unless we ask him. I am also happy to hear your response too. God is good. God bless you and have a great day.
This is sooo good?
Thank you very much. I am humbled.
“Faith also involves placing absolute trust and confidence in God’s wisdom.” But isn’t it wonderful that God can work with faith that’s as small as a mustard seed? My faith is far from absolute but I know his is!
Yes its wonderful to know that God can work with faith thats as small as a mustard seed. That’s the wonderful thing about God, he sees the best in us even when we can’t and don’t see it. Thanks for this great reminder. God bless you
A message worth reading..I’m Really blessed by it Whitney
You are most welcome and thank you very much for dropping by.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsWell said young lady! God will not forsake us! We have to seek him in all matters. Sending you thanks for this special blog post!
Awww thank you very much. Your words are really kind. I’m honored to have you here and comment.
Keep spreding the word of Jesus! Way to shine!
Thank you very much and his grace is all I need. ❤️