Putting Trust into Action

Dear friends,

Throughout our series on Facing Life’s Storms, some version of the word “trust” came up again and again. When the rug is being ripped out from underneath us, one of the most important things we can do is keep hold of our trust in God and God’s presence. But here’s a blunt question: how do you trust? Is it just something you think in your head? Is it a feeling? Do you have to say something, or do something? How do we actually, literally, trust God?

Each of us is on a journey of discipleship, learning to take knowledge about God and shaping our lives accordingly. This is more complicated than it seems. Beyond being nice, moral, and generous, what does it mean to live as a disciple? We might say that we trust God, but how do we live in trust? How do we let the good news of God seep into every aspect of our lives?

In the last few weeks of the Gathering, I’ve asked you to take a deep dive into what it is that threatens you, scares you, or keeps you up at night. Together, we dug beneath those fears to find out how those fears connect to our core needs for belonging, security, and significance. Last week, we took those fears and confronted them with the Good News of what God has done (and is doing) through Jesus.

This week, we’re going to answer the question, “now what?” After taking stock of our fears, discerning our underlying needs, and hearing the truth from Jesus, what do we do? What changes do we make in our life to be people of trust?

This Sunday will conclude a special series of worship and connection — don’t miss it!

God bless y’all,

Rev. Lance Marshall
Senior Associate Pastor


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