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Why do you think trusting God is harder when things get tough?

Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. Matthew 8:23-26

Trust is a matter of vision.  Not only do we see problem presently before us, but the question is do we see the solution in the future?  If we trust God, then we see him handling the solution in the future.  We have to ask ourselves whether the problem before us if more powerful than the unseen power in the spiritual realm.

Trust is based on history.  If God helped us or others in the past, then he can/will help us in the future.

Trust is a memory issue. We forget the promises of God. We forget what God has done for us in the past. We forget that God cares for us.  We have to remember to have trust.

Peter trusted Jesus but focused on the waves.  He saw the problem in front of him and not the solution.  He forgot how Jesus solved difficult problems in the past. 

We have to refocus our attention on God when the storms strike.  Why does God wait for the storms and tough times to test our trust?  Because we don't trust him when things are going well.  We trust ourselves.