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Walking In Faith

by Gil Rugh

The Apostle Peter instructed believers to cast all their anxiety and cares on Christ, because He cares for them (see 1 Pet. 5:7). On the same theme, Paul wrote: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6, 7).

As God’s children we are privileged to trust completely in Him, in His sufficiency, in His adequacy and in His willingness to meet our every need. We can live with total confidence in Him. God gives us the grace we need today and enables us to trust Him for today. Tomorrow He will give us what we need for tomorrow. The next day He will do the same thing again, and so on.

God has blessed us more than we could have ever expected or hoped, and we know He will continue to care for us, day by day, until Jesus comes. We do not have to be in turmoil about today’s needs and tomorrow’s problems. Through faith in Christ we have security and confidence in God. We know our Heavenly Father can and will provide everything we need. We learn from Scripture that God promises to meet our every need from His riches in glory.

We don’t want to be people of little faith. We must learn to give our worries and anxieties to God and trust that He will work things out according to His perfect will. Even when things don’t work out as we would like, “We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28).

Walking by faith does not come naturally to us. However, with God’s help and the desire to obey Him, we will grow in faith. Then we will experience the incredible peace that comes with trusting our sovereign God.