In his book, “Life Without Lack,” the late Dallas Willard makes a great suggestion for an exercise. Wherever you read or hear the word “faith,” substitute the word “trust.”
As Sarah Young writes in “Jesus Calling,” “Trust is a rich word, laden with meaning and direction for your life.” Jesus wants us to trust and be confident in Him. It actually makes him very happy.
Faith is a hard word because we so often doubt that we have enough faith. Here’s how some Bible verses would read with the word substitution:
And without trust, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through trust – and this not from yourselves. It is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)
You are all children of God through trust in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:26)
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by trust in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)