Trusting God

To "place your trust in God" is not merely to believe that you will go to heaven when you die.  It is to believe that God is trustworthy to rely on in all the details of this life, as well. Just as we believe that, through God's grace in the blood of Jesus, we will enter paradise in spite of all of our mistakes and sinful choices, so we can trust that God can and will use our lives, with all our mistakes and sinful choices, to bless us and others and Himself. We can relax, in a sense, and take a deep breath of peace when we really accept that God is working in and through us in everything that happens.