Unconditional Faith Vs. Blind Faith

These two kinds of faith are often thought to be the same thing. They are not! Unconditional faith means we trust God, no matter what! Blind faith requires the same thing. However, there is a  reason for unconditional faith. There is no reason to act on blind faith, when it has no basis for doing so. Even a child who is told not to put his or her hands on the stove has a reason. They have been learning that their parents know best. Blind faith just decides to believe it will all work out, given enough time. Occasionally it turns out O.K. More often, it doesn’t. Unconditional faith is based on Scripture. There are a number of solid reasons to trust the complete reliability of God’s Word. Once that is settled, we can go to the Bible to discover God’s perfect trustworthiness. If we have done any serious study, we have learned that even the worst circumstances will ultimately end in blessing. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). That doesn’t mean that we will not go through some overwhelming experiences. It does mean that He has reasons and we can trust Him to see us through. It is not trust when we expect God to do our will. He is not our servant; He is our God!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). “When I am burdened, or weary and sad, Jesus is all I need. Never He fails to uplift and make glad. Jesus is all I need. When I am tempted and fear I may fall, Jesus is all I need. He never fails to respond to my call. Jesus is all I need. When I am swept by the tempests of life, Jesus is all I need. peace He imparts whatsoever the strife. Jesus is all I need. when through the valley He calls me to go, Jesus is all I need. He will be with me to cheer me, I know. Jesus is all I need. All that I need He will always be, all that I need till His face I see. All that I need thro’ eternity, Jesus is all I need. (So wrote James Rowe in his hymn, “Jesus Is All I Need).” What blessed assurance for a true child of God! Selah! When God causes or allows crushing, trust will release the perfume of His grace!   Ron
 
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