FAITH and TRUST
Some say Faith and Trust mean the same thing in the context of Proverbs 3:5-6. Consider the passage…
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
In order to trust in The Lord you need to have faith in Him first. How can you trust in a being you have need seen in person without having faith first. So in this case faith comes before trust. Once you have faith in The Lord then you are admonished by the proverb to trust in Him. It’s one thing to believe in Jesus but do you trust in Him?
Do you trust that He will do what the scriptures says He will do such as extending His mercy to you or bless you and comfort you etc.? I think most of us would say yes to that question. But do we feel in our heart that so long as we lean not to our own understanding and acknowledge Him, He will direct our paths?
If we trust in Him to do as the Proverb says then do we rely on our own understanding or do we expect the blessing to come as we see fit? We have desires that we would like fulfilled and many of them righteous desires but Jesus knows what’s best for us and their could be many righteous answers to prayers. Do we trust that The Lord will give us what’s best for us regardless of what we think? If we trust that The Lord will bless us according to His wisdom then He will direct our paths.
So from what I see in this passage of scripture I say that first we have faith in The Lord. Then we trust in Him which is a higher level of faith. After that we show gratitude and He will bless us.