When one learns to trust in God, this life is easier to live.
Many have worries about things that never transpire. Some worry about money or the making of money, to the point that it becomes the center of their life. They do whatever is necessary to gain their “fortune.”
The Bible has much to say about this problem. “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (I Tim. 6:10).
This quest for riches can cause one to leave God out of their life completely. One should remember the parable of the foolish rich man found in Luke 12:26-21. God is the one that enables mankind to have the health and mind to go about their life.
The Bible tells one that Abraham was a great man of faith, notice what was said of him: “… Abraham believed God …” He did as God commanded. When he was told to leave the people of his father, he went. When he was told to offer Issac on Mt. Moriah, the Bible says, “And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him” (Gen.22: 3).
He had faith that God would take care of his son.
The writer of Hebrews said of Abraham, “By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. Of whom it was said, that in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure” (Heb. 11:17-19).
One might think that Abraham would have never doubted God, but he did. He and Sarah his wife was promised a son. As they got older, Abraham let his own thinking cause him to doubt God.
He and Sarah decided to help God out, so they had Abraham have a child by Hagar. This was a failure to trust in God. It caused problem in their family and in families to come. They should have put their trust in God.
The Bible teaches that faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” (Heb 11:6).
The Bible also tells how to get faith. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom 10:17).
Some people have a misunderstanding about faith – they think that faith amounts only to believing in God. While this is a necessary part of faith, there is more involved. True faith means not only believing in God, but obeying God.
Everyone needs to learn to trust in God. Obey his commands and live for him every day. Trusting in God will keep one from becoming overcome by the cares of this world.
One needs to center their hearts on Christ and follow him all the days of their lives.