Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent” (John 6:29).

Some of us have written our own Bible verse from Popular Opinion 1:1:

God helps those who help themselves.

We’ll fix ourselves, thank you. We’ll make up for our mistakes with contributions, our guilt with busyness. We’ll overcome our failures with hard work. We’ll find salvation the old-fashioned way…we’ll earn it!

Christ, in contrast, says to us:

Your role is to trust. Trust me to do what you can’t.

By the way, you take similar steps of trust daily.

You believe the chair will support you, so you set your weight on it.

You trust the work of the light switch, so you flip it.

You daily trust power you cannot see to do a work you cannot accomplish.

Jesus invites you to do the same with him. But just him.

Not another leader.

Not even yourself.

Your role is to trust Jesus to do what you can’t!
Just Christ.

Look to Jesus…and believe!

When Jesus heard what had happened, he found the man and asked, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?”

The man answered, “Who is he, sir? I want to believe in him.”

“You have seen him,” Jesus said, “and he is speaking to you!”

“Yes, Lord, I believe!” the man said. And he worshiped Jesus (John 9:35-39).