What does it mean to abide in Christ? Perhaps we should start more simply… what does it mean to abide in anything? What is this word, abide?
Sometimes the Bible verses people point to to deal with fear aren’t all that helpful to me. First, there are the ones that tackle the issue head-on, like Isaiah 41:10, which says
How do you see God’s provision in your current situation?
When God answers your prayers, do you praise Him? Do you just carry on with life, as if He’s just given you what you deserve, or do you go to Him saying, “Praise you, Lord, for your great work and provision?”
There’s more to trusting in the Lord than just saying a prayer and doing a few good works. It requires a whole life change.