Strengthen your faith using these 10 reasons to trust in God, accompanied by encouraging Scriptures, quotes, and easy-to-follow tips.
Why is it so difficult to trust God?
Why is it so difficult to trust God?
- who is the same, always and forever, who has never once let us down, and who loved us so much that He sent His only Son to die on a cross for our sins.
- who has given us the gift of salvation and the promise of eternal life with Him in Heaven.
- in whom we should easily place our trust can be the one we have the most difficult time trusting.
Sometimes we find it difficult to trust God because it means relinquishing control over Him.
We want to be in the driver’s seat, guiding the course of our own lives. We feel like it’s within our power to keep bad things from happening or cause good things to happen, when we never had that power to begin with.
We find it difficult to trust God’s plan for our lives and we question the situations and circumstances He’s put us in. We cannot fathom how things could possibly turn out for our good, and we let fears and doubts creep in.
We can find it difficult to trust God because we can’t always see how He’s working in our lives. We find ourselves in deep valleys and dark trials, and we question how God could possibly be working these circumstances out. We want a good reason for God’s actions and sometimes doubt there is one.
We can find it difficult to trust God because of how often we’ve been let down by those around us. Friends, family members, co-workers, our spiritual leaders, the leaders of our country, etc. have all let us down in some form or fashion.
Perhaps it was something small, or maybe it was a breach of trust so big that it left you shattered, reeling, and wondering if you could trust anyone again. Each breach of trust left a wound in your heart, and a seed of distrust was planted.
We can find it difficult to trust God when we look at the world around us and see the chaos. With so much pain and suffering, how can we possibly trust that God is still in control when it seems like the world is falling apart?
The good news is that we can absolutely trust God. We can trust who He is, what He says, and what He has done, is doing, and will do. We can trust Him in every aspect of our lives and rest fully in the God of the universe, trusting Him the Author and Finisher of our faith.
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Read the verses below and discover 10 Reasons to Trust in God.
Bible Verses About Trusting God
1. Hebrews 13:8 – God Is Steadfast, Never Going Back On His Promises
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8
2. James 1:17 – All Good Gifts Come From God, And He Does Not Change
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” – James 1:17
3. Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust In God And He Will Guide Your Life
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
4. Psalm 9:10 – God Does Not Forsake Those Who Seek Him
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” – Psalm 9:10
5. Psalm 37:4-6 – Delight And Trust In God
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.” – Psalm 37:4-6
6. Romans 8:28 – God Is Working All Things Together For Your Good
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
7. Joshua 1:9 – God Is Always With You
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
8. Matthew 25:31-32 – God Will Provide Your Needs
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.” – Matthew 25:31-32
9. Hebrews 11:6 – Faith Is A Requirement
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6
10. Isaiah 26:3 – Trust In God Gives You Peace Of Mind
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” – Isaiah 26:3
Christian Quotes On Trusting God
1. God’s love is always consistent
“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” – C.S. Lewis
2. God’s provision and timing are perfect
“We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn’t come naturally. It’s a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith.” – Charles Swindoll
3. God knows what’s best for you
“Trust is accepting what God sends into your life whether you understand it or not.” – Timothy Keller
4. Trials produce faith
“To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust Him in the dark – that is faith.” – Charles Spurgeon
5. If we believe God, we will trust Him
“Faith is acting like God is telling the truth.” – Tony Evans
6. Focus on what God is doing in your life today
“The spirit of complaint is born out of an unwillingness to trust God with today. Like the Israelites, it means you are spending your time looking back toward Egypt or wishing for the future all the while missing what God is doing right now.” – Priscilla Shirer
7. Give it to God
“Pray and let God worry.” – Martin Luther
Reasons to Trust God
- God is unchanging
- Everything good is from God
- God will guide your steps
- God does not forsake those who seek Him
- God will give you the desires of your heart
- God works all things together for good
- God will be with you wherever you go
- God will provide for your needs
- God rewards those who seek Him
- God will give you peace of mind
What does trusting God look like practically in your life?
Now that we know why we can, and should, trust God, what does that look like in our day-to-day lives? How can we live out what the Bible says in an active and practical way?
1. Take Your Thoughts Captive
First, we need to start by taking our thoughts captive. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 10:5 that we are to “take every thought captive to obey Christ.”
This means that we need to stop the seeds of distrust in our thoughts before we allow them to be sown in our hearts.
The best way to do this is to commit the above Scriptures to memory. When thoughts of doubt start to creep into your mind, recite the Scripture aloud, reminding yourself of what God says. This can help quiet the thoughts of fear and anxiety and replace distrust with the peace of God’s Word.
As you do this routinely, you will begin to retrain your mind and find that you struggle less and less with feelings of distrust. The Bible calls this, in Romans 12:2, “renewing your mind.”
Following these steps will cause a burst of spiritual growth in your life and you will find yourself walking in more peace and trust with God.
2. Ask For God’s Help
Another way we can actively walk out, trusting God, is to ask for His help. God is always there, ready to extend His hand to help us wherever we need it. If you’re struggling in an area of your life and questioning if God cares about what you’re going through, tell Him.
Being honest with God about how you’re feeling can be such a relief. Of course, He already knows, but He wants to have that dialogue with you. Ask Him for wisdom, ask Him for help, ask Him to increase your faith.
Open up a conversation with your Heavenly Father, who wants to give you the reassurance of His love.
3. Journal Your Walk With God
Another practical way to trust God in your life is through journaling.
Start today and write down areas of your life where you are struggling with trust. Next, start watching to see where God is moving and working in your life. Write it down.
You will soon start to see a beautiful pattern of God’s hand and good work in your life. This will also give you a record to look back on. When you are in the midst of struggles and trials, and when the valley you’re in is deep and dark, you will be able to look back and see how God has shown up in the past.
This journal will become a beautiful testament to His very goodness and a record of all the reasons why you can, and should, trust Him.
That, along with the promises from His Word, will get you through the hard times, trusting in Him all the way. When you can get to a place of complete trust in God, you will experience more peace and joy in your life than ever before.
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Greta is a Faithful Finish Lines member and a mom of 3 from Florida. She enjoys homeschooling her kids and baking and writes to women who want to know God and make Him known.