Trusting In God

Trusting God can be easier said than done. We often say that we trust Him, yet when it’s time to put that trust into action, we fall short. 

We may find ourselves stressing about circumstances outside of our control. Or maybe we shy away from following God where He’s leading because we fear the unknown. Or, we might be totally consumed by anxieties over our finances, our health, and our future plans.

But these are not the characteristics of people who have confident trust in the Lord. 

What does this say to those around us who don’t know God? That the God in whom we’ve put our hope – the God who created the entire universe – is somehow not worthy of our trust when it comes to the everyday details of our lives?

It’s time to stand firm in the Lord, giving Him every ounce of trust we have! 

We know we can trust God because He’s provided for us time and time again, and because He promises to be with us in the hard times. In the good and the bad, God is faithful to us and able to care for us. Read on to explore these truths and to find Bible verses about trusting God.

Trusting God to Provide 

When faced with the temptation to trust in something other than God, we must remember that He alone is our provider. He always has been, and He always will be.

Think back to times when God provided for you – when you needed strength to endure a difficult experience, or when He brought the perfect opportunity at just the right moment. 

Even in ways that we haven’t recognized, God has always provided for us. And because He is unchanging, His faithfulness will never falter. This means that just as He’s provided for us in the past, He will continue to do so in the future.

The following verses remind us that we can trust God to provide in every circumstance because of His unwavering faithfulness to us. 

Numbers 23:19 – “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent; has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”

Psalm 9:10 – “And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.”

Psalm 13:5-6 – “But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me.”

Psalm 22:4-5 – “In You our fathers trusted; they trusted and You delivered them. To You they cried out and were delivered; in You they trusted and were not disappointed.”

Matthew 6:26-27 – “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?”

Romans 8:31-32 – “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”

Trusting God to Be with Us 

It can be easy to trust God when things are going well. But when life isn’t going how we planned, we can often feel as if God has forgotten us or that He’s no longer working in our lives. 

But that couldn’t be further from the truth! This world is broken and full of hardship, and we’re guaranteed to endure heartache. But God is right there with us in the midst of our pain – standing by us, supporting us, loving us. 

We must remember that His ways are above our own, and in His complete wisdom He knows just how to redeem our circumstances. Thus, even when experiencing disappointment or pain, we’re held safely within His hands. 

The things we desire here on earth will never measure up to what He has in store for us, no matter how appealing they may be to us right now. His plans will always be greater than our own expectations. And regardless of our present circumstances, we can wait joyfully for the hope of spending eternity with our Savior.  

If you need encouragement today, read the following verses about trusting God to be with us during the harder seasons of our lives.

Psalm 37:23-25 – “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, and He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand. I have been young and now I am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken…”

Psalm 46:1-2 – “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;”

Isaiah 43:1-2 – “But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel, ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you.’”

Jeremiah 17:7-8 – “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought, nor cease to yield fruit.”

Philippians 4:12-13 – “I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

So, Why Can We Trust God?

We’ve seen in these verses that God is fully deserving of our trust. He is faithful and does not change; thus, we can trust Him to care for us every day. 

And He has already provided the ultimate sacrifice in the form of His Son, Jesus. If He was willing to go so far as to suffer and die on our behalf, how can we fail to trust Him in the little things?

Even in hard times, He is with us. We can find rest and peace in the fact that He will never leave nor forsake us. And we can look forward to the future, when the promise of eternal salvation for those who trust in Him is fulfilled!

Because of these things, we can confidently trust in the Lord our God. As Isaiah 26:3 says, “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You.”