It be difficult to trust God sometimes, even as we believe in Him and His good purposes for our lives. It can feel like He is absent in times of trouble. It can feel like He doesn’t care. But He is present, and He does care, even when we don’t sense Him and His love. Let’s look at a bit of what Scripture says about trusting God. He is faithful; we can trust Him.
And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Though an army encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet I will be confident.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.
Oh, how abundant is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you,
in the sight of the children of mankind!
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
Trust in the LORD, and do good;
dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Delight yourself 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 act.
He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
and your justice as the noonday.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord,
when he delights in his way.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?
He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.’
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in man.
He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.
Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good,
and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
The fear of man lays a snare,
but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song,
and he has become my salvation.
You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.
fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
‘For the mountains may depart
and the hills be removed,
but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,’
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.
The Lord is good,
a stronghold in the day of trouble;
he knows those who take refuge in him.
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
He said to them, ‘Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.’
And Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, “Be taken up and thrown into the sea,” it will happen.’
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we can confidently say,
‘The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?’
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
1 John 2:28
And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
1 John 3:21–22
Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
1 John 4:1
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1 John 4:16
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
1 John 5:14–15
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.
by Jon Bloom
Fight the good fight . . . one day at a time . . . by leaning into God. Life is full of storms. It’s full of broken hearts—and promises....
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