What Happens When You Believe in Jesus?
There’s something about the preposition that turns faith into something very personal. It’s one thing to trust the Lord, and it’s another to trust in the Lord. It’s one thing to believe Him and it’s another to believe in Him.
Leon Morris, in his commentary on John, said this phrase—to believe in Jesus—”is John’s favorite construction of genuine trust. It’s a remarkable thing that the word ‘faith’ does not occur anywhere in the Gospel of John. But the word believe occurs nearly 100 times.”
John 6: Believing in Jesus Gives Us Emotional Satisfaction
John 6:35 says: I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to Me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty.
I cannot imagine not being a follower of Jesus Christ, can you? When I wake up in the morning, I grab my Bible and the God of the Universe speaks to me. He listens as I tell Him my concerns. He goes into every day with me. He forgives my shortcomings and helps me do better. His promises create a mental paradigm in which I can make sense of the world. At night, He comforts me.
In heavenly abiding,
No change my heart shall fear
And safe is such confiding
For nothing changes here.
The storm may roar without me,
My heart may low be laid,
But God is round about me
And can I be dismayed?