Having faith and trust does not necessarily lead to understanding

Faith Plus Trust Doesn’t Equal Understanding.

I don’t know about you, but I struggle with not having the understanding I’d like about situations that arise. It’s like I trust God, I put the “thing” in His hands, and I confess truth to myself. But, after a while, I start to feel shaky, kind of like a butterfly in the tummy feeling. All the what if’s start to creep up.

I’ve come to realize that trust has nothing to do with understanding. The opposite is true. The more we trust God, the more that we don’t know. Because the deeper our relationship with God goes the, more we accept His influence and control in our lives. And the more we trust, the more God will require us to trust in Him. If you think about it, trust has the knowledge of one thing backing it up, God. And, even our understanding of Him is limited. But it’s just the right amount to know Him enough to put our trust in Him. 

Trust is born from our belief in God and cultivated as we follow Him.

Hebrews 11:1-3 says,

Now faith is the assurance [the confirmation, the title deed] of the things we hope for, being the proof of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

For by [faith- trust and holy fervor born of faith], the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report.

By faith, we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed [fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose] by the word of God so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.

So what are some things to keep in mind when we are struggling with trust?


  • Having faith in God doesn’t mean we understand any more than we did.
  • Having faith in God doesn’t mean we get an answer. It means we are choosing to trust that He is good, and we are actively accepting that we have enough knowledge of God to put the situation into His hands.
  • We don’t have to know what God is doing because we know who He is.
  • If God has allowed the situation into your life, whatever it is, we can know, without a doubt, that He will be with us in it, provide for it, and bring us out of it.
  • Having trust in God isn’t denying our feelings or the harsh situation we’re facing. It’s saying, my belief in my God to do exceedingly abundantly more than I could ever hope or imagine is still more significant than any feelings I have.
  • Faith and fear can coexist. Having faith doesn’t mean you don’t have other hard feelings that you still have to bear. It also doesn’t mean you are sinning. Being afraid isn’t a sin acting in fear is.


Today, as you face life and all its unknowns, choose peace because you know enough to rest in the faithfulness of your God. If you do not know Jesus and would like more information on how to give your life to Jesus Christ, head to the subscribe form and fill it out. Then on the “contact me” page, there is an email to use to send me your questions. Along with any prayer requests you might have.


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