When we rest in Christ, we cast the full weight of our care and responsibility upon Him. We let Jesus bear it.
Faith rests in a salvation Christ has purchased for us and trusts His unfailing love.
Let our faith rest in a victory won… and trust Him to maintain the victory.
1 John TPT / JO Sanders Effective Faith
This is love: He loved us long before we loved Him. It was His love not ours.
We have come into (a process) an intimate experience with God’s love
we trust in the love He has for us.
“Sometimes active faith is exercised when we find ourselves in difficult situations when we actively hang on, or wait, or stand firm. It is not the strength of our hand holding on to God that keeps us safe.
It is the strength of God’s hand holding on to us that keeps us safe and maintains our salvation.”
Faith enables the believing soul to treat the future as present, and the invisible as seen. There is no such thing as faith without trust. Trust may be defined as resting on the integrity or friendship of another. To trust someone is to have confidence in; to rely on them. Trust is effortless confidence based on the character of the one in whom trust is given. True faith always issues in full trust. In relation to God, it is the trust in his Love and his trustworthiness and power, it is a calm confidence in his moral character.
Hebrews 10:23 Phillips
In this confidence (trust) let us hold on to the hope that we profess without the slightest hesitation—for he is utterly dependable.Grasping this statement…we trust… in the love… He has for us… brings rest as we exercise our faith by trusting in His love He has for us.
In this relational context:
Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us.
Whoever loves God must also demonstrate love to others.
Let us love not only with words…But in deed and in truth.
It is His love for us which inspires faith in Him.
Let your faith rest. Trust in the love He has for you.