There is a BIG difference between believing IN God...and simply...BELIEVING God. Period.
To believe in God is to accept that He is the Creator of the universe and that He sent His one and only Son to die for our sins and save us.
But to BELIEVE God is to trust Him in the day-by-day...through the #babysteps. Believing God is messy. It's imperfect. It's something we will never have totally perfected here on earth. BUT it is by far the most beautiful experience we will have here.
Believing God is ACTING in faith. It's TRUSTING Him when you DON'T know the outcome. It's THANKING Him in situations you despise, because you BELIEVE He is a good God. I sat and meditated on this verse today. I encourage you to read it not once, but even two or three times to really catch all of the nuances in these inspiring words.
I've underlined the portions that touched my heart today. Be still and let the Holy Spirit give you comfort TODAY. Don't worry about tomorrow.
I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned. The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.