Devotionals

Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - August 29

August 29

It’s Time to Simply Trust

“Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”

John 11:40, niv

Having commanded the stone to be rolled away from the place where Lazarus was buried, Jesus challenged Martha not only to obedience but to expectant faith: “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” (11:40). In essence, He was saying, “It’s time to place all of your small, mustard seed–sized faith in Me and My promise to you.”

Martha had said she had faith. She intellectually believed what Jesus had said. But Martha needed to make the transition from faith to trust. Because while belief is the consent of the mind and faith is a choice of the will, trust is a commitment of the heart.

The time had come for Martha to put her faith into action by surrendering all of her hopeful expectations and heartfelt longings and practical common sense and simply trust Him. And the time has come for you to simply trust Him. Trust HIM!

Why? (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2004).

©2004 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.


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