This seems so obvious. This should be easy, right? But when I take note of how I actually live out this life, I think functionally I sometimes exercise faith in myself or the systems around me, not completely in God. I take faith in the work that I do, that it will provide income and security—that’s not faith in God. I take faith in my church and pastors, that they are accurately presenting the truth—that’s not faith in God. I take faith in my wife and children, that they will be here for me and love me—that’s not faith in God. I take faith in my own capabilities thoughts, insights, and understandings—that’s not faith in God. Why don’t I just go directly to Proverbs 3:5-7 and start trusting in the Lord my God with all my heart not leaning on my own understanding but in all my ways acknowledging Him that He will make my paths straight. Stop being wise in my own eyes, but fearing the Lord and turning away from evil. Let’s do this! Shouldn’t faith in God be completely turning to Him mentally, emotionally, and physically moment by moment, day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year, a full life of expectancy and hope and faith in Him? I think so. Lord, help my faith not waver in unbelief, help me exercise full trust and belief in everything You have said, are saying, and will say.

I love You God. I trust You God. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You God.