So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.
“See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.”
John 16:31-33 (the message)
Jesus answered them, “Do you finally believe? In fact, you’re about to make a run for it- saving your own skins and abandoning me. But I’m not abandoned. The Father is with me. I told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I have conquered the world.”
This I declare about the Lord:
He ALONE is my refuge, my place of safety; he s my God and I trust him.
1Peter 1:8-9 (NLT)
You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy. The reward for your trusting him will be the salvation of your souls.
This verse struck me today. It amazes me…even though I have never seen Him as a person, I have still seen Him in people, in situations, in creation, and in action and YES I love Him and trust Him and YES it gives me GREAT joy.