We often find ourselves struggling to feel close to God. We ask, “HOW do I deepen my trust in Him?” The following words by Dr. David Jeremiah are very helpful.
Turning Point Dr. David Jeremiah - Monday, October 15, 2018 - Know More, Trust More
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death. Philippians 3:10
Imagine you have your toddlers with you on a shopping trip and you need to dash into a store. So you ask a stranger, “Would you mind watching my children while I run in this store?” Now imagine your best friend is with you and you leave the children with him or her. To which person would you entrust your children?
Recommended Reading: Philippians 3:7-12
Trust (faith) in a relationship comes with knowledge over time—it is a relationship that has been tested and proven in the past allowing for faith in the present. The Bible is filled with references to knowing God and time is almost always part of the context. Knowledge, and therefore trust, grows over time. Paul prayed that God would give the Ephesians “knowledge of Him” (Ephesians 1:17) and that they would grow into unity in the “knowledge of the Son of God” (Ephesians 4:13). Both verses suggest that time is a factor.
Don’t be discouraged if you feel you lack faith. Instead, seek to know God better. The more you know Him, the more you will trust Him. And that takes time with Him and in His Word.
The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. - Charles Stanley