Here is another difficult concept to grasp. Trusting God is as important as obeying God. Trusting God to provide for our needs is as important as obeying His commands?
… it often seems more difficult to trust God than to obey Him.
Yet it is just as important to trust God as it is to obey Him. When we disobey God we defy His authority and despise His holiness. But when we fail to trust God we doubt His sovereignty and question His goodness.
God views our distrust of Him as seriously as He views our disobedience.
“When the LORD heard them, he was very angry … for they did not believe in God or trust in his deliverance” (Psalm 78:19-22).
Psalms 78:19-22 (ESV)
19 They spoke against God, saying, “Can God spread a table in the wilderness?
20 He struck the rock so that water gushed out and streams overflowed. Can he also give bread or provide meat for his people?”
21 Therefore, when the Lord heard, he was full of wrath; a fire was kindled against Jacob; his anger rose against Israel,
22 because they did not believe in God and did not trust his saving power.
Quotes from Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts – Jerry Bridges