Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer #28 says:
Q. What advantage is it to us to know that God has created, and by His Providence doth still uphold all things?
A. That we may be patient in adversity; thankful in prosperity; and that in all things, which may hereafter befall us, we place our firm trust in our faithful God and Father, that nothing shall separate us from His love; since all creatures are so in His hand, that without His will they cannot so much as move.
Faith in God feels belief in His unfailing providence.
Three precious everyday results are summarized in the answer above.
- Patience in adversity.
- Thankfulness in prosperity.
- Trust for the future.
How desparately our world needs faith in God!
How desperately I, and every believer, need to daily apply our faith in God as we interpret what we experience. Yes, to more patience, thankfulness, and trust. But from where do they originate? They sprout as fruit of the Holy Spirit as we feed upon God’s gracious promises to us in scripture.