Daily Lent Devotions from Church Street UMC
Sunday, March 14, Morning
By Edwin C. Kelso, April 10, 1976
Faith and Trust
Read Mark 10:52
“And Jesus said to him, ‘Go your way; your faith has made you well;’ and immediately he received his sight and followed him on his way.”
This verse from Mark tells of the blind beggar, Bartimaeus, receiving his sight through one of Christ’s miracles. The miracle would not have taken place had not Bartimaeus had faith and trust in our Lord.
In more recent times, many supposedly terminally ill patients have been miraculously cured. Their doctors could offer no explanation. A heavenly Doctor had a hand in the cure. There is a great need to put ourselves in the hands of God and trust Him.
In A MAN CALLED PETER, Catherine Marshall says,
“You trust your bed, You trust your precautions against burglars,
You trust the police force … And the fire brigade …
And trust yourself to sleep …
Which is another way of saying
You trust yourself to God.
The believer trusts himself to God … believing that God will watch over him.
Will you relax spiritually today?
Will you leave with God – now – the troubles you have been
carrying around for so long?
Will you ask Him – now – to take them away from you?
and let you relax in simple trust … just like a child?
Heavenly Father, we have seen that without trust there can be no free and wholehearted obedience. Now we must look at the other side: without obedience there can be no real trust. We ask Thee very simply – take care of us, release all our fears and worries that we may better serve Thee, In Christ’s name. Amen.