Meridian Avenue Baptist Church

Psalm 56:3 ESV – When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
     As a noun, trust means to have a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something.  As a verb, trust is to actually believe in the reliability, truth, ability or strength of someone or something.  In the verb sense of the word, trust is faith.    
     To have faith is to have confidence in that which you hold your belief in.  It is having confidence in an assurance that leads to action.  To have trust in the Lord is to have faith that allows us to boldly serve him.  Trust is far greater than to simply have belief.
      To believe is to accept what is being presented simply upon the merit of the written or spoken word.  To trust is a condition brought through personal experience with what has been written, or spoken, and knowing that it is true.  Trust and belief go hand in hand but trust is the greater of the two.
     Trust is to acknowledge that which you have touched with the fingers of our soul and have seen through the eyes of your faith.