"No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” But the words “it was counted to him” were not written for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification.”
- Romans 4: 20-25
... I often do not trust in God's promises. From small things to big things, every day I find another way to depend on myself. God, I pray you will extinguish the trust we place in ourselves, and in your sovereignty, bring us nearer to you through your gospel. Keep us in your grip.