What does the Bible say about trusting God?
You can trust God. Many of you are going through the biggest storm of your life, but I want you to know that you can really trust God. I’m not a motivational speaker. I’m not trying to be cliche with things that all Christians may say. I’m not telling you something that I haven’t experienced. There have been many times where I had to trust God.
I’ve been through the fire. I know how it is. You can trust Him. He is faithful. If you are going through a job loss, I want you to know that I’ve been laid off before.
If you are going through financial troubles, I want you to know that there was a time in my walk with Christ where I literally had nothing, but Christ. If you lost a loved one, I want you to know that I have lost a loved one.
If you have ever been disappointed, I want you to know that I’ve failed, I’ve made mistakes, and I’ve been disappointed many times. If you have a broken heart, I want you to know that I know how it feels to have a broken heart. If you are going through situations where your name is being slandered, I’ve been through that pain. I’ve been through the fire, but God has been faithful one situation after another.
There has never been a time when God didn’t provide for me. Never! I’ve seen God move even though for some situations it took a while. He was building in me a faith unlike any other. He’s been working in me through the many hard times. Why do we cast so much doubt on the power of the living God? Why? Even when life seems uncertain, God always knows what is going on, and we can trust Him to carry us through. God tells us to trust Him with all our hearts, rather than depending on our understanding of what is going on around us. When we trust Him and seek His will in everything we do, He shows us which paths to take. These inspirational and encouraging trusting God verses include translations from the KJV, ESV, NIV, CSB, NASB, NKJV, HCSB, NLT, and more.
Christian quotes about trusting God
“Sometimes God’s blessing are not in what He gives; but in what He takes away. He knows best, trust Him.”
“To trust God in the light is nothing, but trust him in the dark—that is faith.” Charles Spurgeon
“Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.”
“God has perfect timing trust Him.”
“The more you trust God the more He amazes you.”
“Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His love, and the future to His providence.” Saint Augustine
“Whatever is worrying you right now, forget about it. Take a deep breath and trust in God.”
“If God was faithful to you yesterday, you have reason to trust him for tomorrow.” Woodrow Kroll
“Faith is trusting God even when you don’t understand His plan.”
“If God wants a thing to succeed – you can’t mess it up. If He wants a thing to fail – you can’t save it. Rest and just be faithful.”
“We can trust God’s Word to be the absolute authority in all matters of life because it is the very words of Almighty God written through human vessels inspired by the Holy Spirit.”
“God isn’t asking you to figure it out. He’s asking you to trust that He already has.”
“God understands your pain. Trust Him to take care of the things that you can’t.”
“Trust God for the impossible-miracles are His department. Our job is to do our best, letting the Lord do the rest.” David Jeremiah
“Keep trusting God. He is always in control even when your circumstances may seem out of control.”
“Man says, show me and I’ll trust you. God says, trust me and I’ll show you.”
“God never disappoints anyone who puts their trust in Him.”
Prayer is the most tangible expression of trust in God. Jerry Bridges
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” Corrie Ten Boom
“I have learned that faith means trusting in advance what will only make sense in reverse.” – Philip Yancey
Bible verses about trusting God in difficult times
God is with you always, even in the worst of times. His presence is with you, protecting you and working for you. He has empowered you with everything you need to face those difficulties confronting you. You have the power of His Holy Spirit and the spiritual weapons you need to stand firm against the devil’s strategies (Ephesians 6:10-18).
When you feel helpless and don’t know what to do next, follow His commands in the Bible, follow His Holy Spirit’s leading, and trust Him to work everything out for your good. Difficult times set the stage for God to show Himself mighty in your life. Let’s work on not worrying by being still before the Lord. Trust that God will lead you in this storm that you are in.
1. John 16:33 “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
2. Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
3. Psalm 9:9-10 “The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. 10 Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.”
4. Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.”
5. Psalm 59:16 “But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.”
6. Psalm 56:4 “In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?”
7. Isaiah 12:2 “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”
8. Exodus 15:2-3 “The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” 3 The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name.”
9. Exodus 14:14 “The LORD is fighting for you! So be still!”
10. Psalm 25:2 “I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.”
11. Isaiah 50:10 “Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God.”
12. Psalm 91:2 “I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
13. Psalm 26:1 “Of David. Vindicate me, LORD, for I have led a blameless life; I have trusted in the LORD and have not faltered.”
14. Psalm 13:5 “But I have trusted in Your loving devotion; my heart will rejoice in Your salvation.”
15. Psalm 33:21 “For our hearts rejoice in Him, since we trust in His holy name.”
16. Psalm 115:9 “O Israel, trust the LORD! He is your helper and your shield.”
How to trust God when bad things happen?
The Bible says that when we fear God and delight in obeying His commands, light shines in the darkness for us. We will not be shaken; we will not fall. We do not need to fear bad news, because we confidently trust God to care for us. We can fearlessly face any adversities in triumph. (Psalm 112:1, 4, 6-8)
How do we trust God when bad things happen? By focusing on God’s character, power, and love – rather than being absorbed with the negative circumstances coming against us. Nothing can separate us from God’s love! (Romans 8:38) If God is for us, what can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
17. Psalm 52:8-9 “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. 9 For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.”
18. Psalm 40:2-3 “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.”
19. Psalm 20:7-8 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.”
20. Psalm 112:1 “Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!”
21. Romans 8:37-38 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers.”
22. Romans 8:31 “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
23. Psalm 118:6 “The LORD is on my side; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
24. 1 Kings 8:57 “May the LORD our God be with us, as He was with our fathers. May He never leave us nor forsake us.”
25. 1 Samuel 12:22 “Indeed, for the sake of His great name, the LORD will not abandon His people, because He was pleased to make you His own.”
26. Romans 5:3-5 “And not only this, but we also celebrate in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
27. James 1:2-3 “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”
28. Psalm 18:6 “In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.”
29. Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains move and the hills shake, my love will not be removed from you and my covenant of peace will not be shaken,” says your compassionate LORD.”
30. 1 Peter 4:12-13 “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”
31. Psalm 55:16 “But I call to God, and the LORD saves me.”
32. Psalm 6:2 “Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am pining away; Heal me, O Lord, for my bones are dismayed.”
33. Psalm 42:8 “By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life.”
34. Isaiah 49:15 “Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.”
This website was built on trusting God.
Some websites are watered down, they add no commentary, and there is a lot of false things being preached online. God led me to make a website for His glory. I was working on the first website for a few months. I was doing everything in the flesh. I would rarely pray. I was doing everything on my own strength. The website was slowly growing, but then it totally flopped. I was working on it for a few more months, but it never recovered. I had to trash it.
I was so disappointed. “God I thought this was your will.” In my tears I would cry out and pray. Then, the next day I would cry out and pray. Then, one day God gave me a word. I was wrestling with God by my bedside and I said, “please Lord let me not be put to shame.” I remember it like it was yesterday. When I was done praying I saw the answer to my prayers in front of me on the computer screen.
I never looked up any verses about shame. I don’t know how it got there, but when I looked at my computer screen I saw Isaiah 54 “do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame.” I just prayed for it and the first thing I saw when I opened my eyes was a comforting message from the Lord. This was no coincidence. Don’t feel shame for something that glorifies God. Hold on to God’s promises even if it is not going as planned at the moment.
35. Isaiah 54:4 “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.”
36. 2 Timothy 1:12 “For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.”
37. Psalm 25:3 “No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.”
Trust in God’s will for your life
If God has told you to do something in prayer, then do it. You can trust Him.
When God rejected my first website what He was doing was working. He was building experience, He was building me, He was building my prayer life, He was teaching me, He was showing me that without Him I am nothing and I can do nothing.
He wanted me to wrestle in prayer. Through this time I endured some big trials and some small trials that would test my faith.
Months later God would lead me to start a new site and He led me to the name Bible Reasons. This time I felt transformed in my prayer life and in my theology. This time I knew God intimately. I wasn’t just writing about something I haven’t been through. I’ve actually been through it so I can write about it.
One of my first articles was reasons why God allows trials. At the time I was going through a small trial. God has been faithful through it. I literally watched God make a way and lead me into different directions to reach my destination.
38. Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
39. Isaiah 43:19 “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
40. Genesis 28:15 “Look, I am with you, and I will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
41. 2 Samuel 7:28 “Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.”
42. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 “pray without ceasing.”
43. Numbers 23:19 “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?”
44. Lamentations 3:22-23 “It is because of the Lord’s loving-kindness that we are not destroyed for His loving-pity never ends. 23 It is new every morning. He is so very faithful.”
45. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 “God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful.”
Trusting God with finances verses
Trusting God with our finances is a challenge when we’re wondering how we’re going to pay all the bills and save up enough to prepare for the unexpected. Jesus said not to worry about having enough food to eat or clothes to wear. He said God takes care of the lilies and the ravens, and God will take care of us. Jesus said to seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and the Father will give you everything you need. (Luke 12:22-31)
When we trust God with our finances, His Holy Spirit will guide us toward wise choices regarding our jobs, our investments, our spending, and our saving. Trusting God with our finances allows us to see Him work in ways we would have never imagined. Trusting God with our finances means spending regular time in prayer, seeking God’s blessings over our endeavors and His wisdom to guide us as we steward what He has given us. It also means realizing it isn’t our money, but God’s money!
We can be generous to the needy without depleting our finances. “One who is gracious to a poor person lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed.” (Proverbs 19:17; also see Luke 6:38)
God blesses us when we tithe 10% of our income to God. God says to test Him in this! He promises to “open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.” (Malachi 3:10). You can trust God with your future and your finances.
46. Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for God has said: “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.”
47. Psalm 52:7 “Look what happens to mighty warriors who do not trust in God. They trust their wealth instead and grow more and more bold in their wickedness.”
48. Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
49. Proverbs 11:28 “Trust in your money and down you go! But the godly flourish like leaves in spring.”
50. Matthew 6:7-8 “When you pray, don’t babble on and on as the Gentiles do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. 8 Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!”
51. Philippians 4:19 “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
52. Proverbs 3:9-10 “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
53. Psalm 62:10-11 “Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. 11 One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God.”
54. Luke 12:24 “Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?”
55. Psalm 34:10 “Even strong lions get weak and hungry, but those who go to the Lord for help will have every good thing.”
Trusting God when Satan attacks
In my trials I would get weary. Then, Satan comes and says, “it was just a coincidence.”
“You’re not growing. You have been in the same position for months. You’re not holy enough. You’re a hypocrite God doesn’t care about you. You messed up God’s plan.” God knew I was under heavy spiritual attack and He would encourage me daily. One day He made me focus on Job 42:2 “no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” Then, God set my heart on Luke 1:37 in the NIV “For no word from God will ever fail.”
By faith I believed these words were for me. God was telling me there is no plan B you’re still in plan A. There is nothing that you can do to hinder God’s plan.
No plan of God can be stopped. I would constantly keep on seeing 1:37 or 137 everywhere I went or everywhere I turned as a reminder that God is going to be faithful. Hold on! You can trust God. I won’t boast in self or in a ministry because I am nothing and anything I do is nothing without God.
I will say that God’s name is being gloried. God has been faithful. God made a way. God gets all the glory. It took a while in my impatient standards, but God never broke His promise to me. Sometimes when I look back at the journey throughout the years all I can say is, “wow! My God is glorious!” Don’t listen to Satan. Trusting God when you don’t understand is hard. However, stop looking inward. Look to the Lord. No matter that lies ahead, God is faithful. Always remember that.
56. Luke 1:37 “For no word from God will ever fail.”
57. Job 42:2 “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.”
58. Genesis 28:15 “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
Trusting God for restoration
Whatever is bothering you or whatever you have lost God is able to restore.
I got fired from a job that I hated, but God ended up giving me a job that I love. I lost one thing, but through that loss I was restored an even greater blessing. God is able to give you double of what you have lost. I’m not preaching the false prosperity gospel.
I’m not saying that God wants to make you rich, give you a big house, or give you good health. However, many times God does bless people with more than their needs and He does restore. Praise God for these things. God does bless people financially.
God does heal people physically. God does fix marriages. Many times God gives more than what is expected. God is able! We must never forget though it is by His mercy and His grace. We deserve nothing and everything is for His glory.
59. Joel 2:25 “I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you.”
60. 2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
61. Ephesians 3:20 “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.”
62. Deuteronomy 30:3-4 “and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the LORD your God will gather you and bring you back.”
What does it mean to trust God with all your heart?
Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.”
When we trust in God with all our hearts, we boldly and confidently rely on God’s wisdom, goodness, and power. We feel secure in His promises and care for us. We rely on God’s direction and help in every situation. We confide our deepest thoughts and fears to him, knowing we can trust Him.
Don’t lean on your own understanding. Satan will try to send you confusion and temptation in tough times. Stop trying to figure out why and trust in the Lord. Don’t listen to all those voices in your head, but instead trust in the Lord.
Look at Proverbs 3:5-7. This verse says to trust in the Lord with all your heart. It doesn’t say to trust in yourself. It doesn’t say try to figure everything out.
Acknowledge God in everything you do. Acknowledge Him in your prayers and in every direction of your life and God will be faithful to lead you on the right path. Verse 7 is a great verse. Fear God and turn from evil. When you stop trusting in God and you start leaning onto your own understanding you start making bad decisions. For example, you’re in a financial crises so instead of trusting in God you lie on your taxes.
God hasn’t provided you with a spouse yet so you take matters into your own hands and seek an unbeliever. This is a time to just trust. The victory doesn’t come by doing things in this flesh. It comes by trusting in the Lord.
63. Proverbs 3:5-7 “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 your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.”
64. Psalm 62:8 “Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”
65. Jeremiah 17:7-8 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. 8 They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
66. Psalm 23:3 “He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
67. Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
68. Psalm 33:4-6 “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. 5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. 6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.”
69. Psalm 37:23-24 “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; 24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.”
70. Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
What does it mean to “trust God and do good?”
Psalm 37:3 says, “Trust in the LORD and do good; Live in the land and cultivate faithfulness.”
All of Psalm 37 is comparing what happens to evil people who trust only in themselves versus what happens to people who trust God and do good – who obey Him.
People who are sinful and don’t trust God wither away like the grass or spring flowers. Soon you will look for them, and they will be gone; even when they seem to be flourishing, they will suddenly disappear like smoke. The weapons they use to oppress people will turn against them.
By contrast, those who trust God and do good will live securely, peacefully, and prosperously. God will give them their heart’s desires and help them and care for them. God will direct their steps, delight in every detail of their lives, and hold them by the hand so they don’t fall. God rescues them and is their fortress in times of trouble.
71. Psalm 37:3 “Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.”
72. Psalm 4:5 “Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the LORD.”
73. Proverbs 22:17-19 “Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.”
74. Psalm 19:7 “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.”
75. Psalm 78:5-7 “He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, 6 so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. 7 Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.”
76. 2 Thessalonians 3:13 “But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.”
What does God say about trusting Him?
77. “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8 KJV)
78. “But the one who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land and possess My holy mountain.” (Isaiah 57:13)
79. “Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
80. “Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established.” (Proverbs 16:3 ESV)
81. “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:6)
82. John 12:44 “Jesus shouted to the crowds, “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me.”
83. Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
84. Jeremiah 31:3 “the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”
Bible verses about trusting God’s plans
Jesus challenged us to look at the birds, who don’t grow their own food or store it away – God feeds them! We are so much more valuable to God than birds and worrying doesn’t add a single hour to our life (Matthew 6:26-27) God cares deeply for the animals and plants He created, but He cares for you infinitely more. He will provide what you need, so you can trust in His plan regarding the details of your life.
Sometimes we make our plans without consulting God. James 4:13-16 reminds us we have no idea what tomorrow holds (as we probably all learned during the pandemic). What we ought to say is, “If the Lord wills, we will do this or that.” Making plans is a good thing, but God should be consulted – spend time with Him asking His guidance before you start an endeavor and consult Him every step of the way. When we commit our work to God and acknowledge Him, He gives us the right plan and shows us the right direction to go (see Proverbs 16:3 and 3:6 above).
85. Psalm 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
86. Psalm 37:5 “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will do it.”
87. Psalm 138:8 “The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.”
88. Psalm 57:2 “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me.”
89. Jobs 42:2 “I know that you can do everything, that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.”
Some people wonder why are they in difficult situations and going through hard time.
“Where is God?” God is here, but you need experience. If I have a problem I’m not going to want to go to someone who has never been through what I’ve been through. I’m going to someone who has actually lived it. I’m going to someone with experience. You can trust God. Nothing that you go through is meaningless. It is doing something.
90. 2 Corinthians 1:4-5 “He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.”
91. Hebrews 5:8 “Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered.”
You can trust God with your life
Many people have said that, “God has abandoned me.”
He never abandoned you. No, you have given up! Just because you are going through hard times does not mean that He has abandoned you. That doesn’t mean that He doesn’t hear you. Sometimes you have to wrestle with God for 5 years.
There are some prayers that I had to wrestle with God for 3 years before He answered. You have to fight in prayer. It is not God who quits. It is us who quit and give up. Sometimes God answers in 2 days. Sometimes God answers in 2 years.
Some of you have been praying for that one unsaved family member for 10 years. Continue to wrestle! He is faithful. Nothing is impossible for Him. “I will not let you go until you answer me!” We need to be like Jacob and wrestle with God until we die. Blessed are those who wait on the Lord. Man will fail, but God will never fail.
92. Genesis 32:26-29 “Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there.”
93. 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.”
94. Psalm 27:13-14 “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”
95. Lamentations 3:24-25 “I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.”
96. Job 13:15 “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”
97. Isaiah 26:4 “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”
Trust God’s timing Bible verses
David was a shepherd boy anointed by the prophet Samuel to be king. But it took many years for the crown to rest on his head – years spent hiding out in caves from King Saul. David must have felt frustrated, and yet he said:
“But as for me, I trust in You, LORD, I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in Your hand.” (Psalm 31:14)
David had to learn to put his times in God’s hands. Sometimes, waiting on God might seem like an exceedingly long, desperate delay, but God’s timing is perfect. He knows things we don’t know; He knows what’s going on behind the scenes, in the spiritual realms. Unlike us, He knows the future. Thus, we can trust His timing. We can say to God, “My times are in Your hand.”
98. Habakkuk 2:3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hurries toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it delays, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay long.”
99. Psalm 27:14 “Don’t be impatient. Wait for the Lord, and he will come and save you! Be brave, stouthearted, and courageous. Yes, wait and he will help you.”
100. Lamentations 3:25-26 “The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. 26 So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.”
101. Jeremiah 29:11-12 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
102. Isaiah 49:8 “Thus says the Lord, “In a favorable time I have answered You, And in a day of salvation I have helped You; And I will keep You and give You for a covenant of the people, To restore the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritages.”
103. Psalm 37:7 “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.”
The sin that grieves God’s heart the most is doubt.
Some of you believe that God will answer, but because of Satan and sin there is a little unbelief and that is OK. Sometimes I have to pray, “Lord I believe, but help my unbelief.”
104. Mark 9:23-24 “And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
105. Matthew 14:31 “Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
106. Jude 1:22 “And have mercy on those who doubt.”
107. Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
108. Genesis 18:12-15 “So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, “After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?” 13 Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” 15 Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, “I did not laugh.” But he said, “Yes, you did laugh.”
Psalms about trusting God
Psalm 27 is a beautiful psalm written by David, probably when he was hiding from King Saul’s army. David trusted in God’s protection, saying, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom should I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; whom should I dread?” (vs. 1) “If an army encamps against me, my heart will not fear. If war arises against me, in spite of this I am confident.” (v. 3) David said, “On the day of trouble He will conceal me . . . He will hide me in the secret place.” (v. 5) “Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage.” (v. 14)
Psalm 31 is another of David’s psalms most likely written while escaping Saul. David asks God to “Be a rock of strength for me, a stronghold to save me. (v. 2) “For the sake of Your name You will lead me and guide me. You will pull me out of the net which they have secretly laid for me.” (vs. 3-4) “I trust in the LORD. I will rejoice and be glad in Your faithfulness.” (vs. 6-7) David pours out all his troubles and agonized feelings to God in verse 9-13, and then says, “How great is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, which You have performed for those who take refuge in You.” (v. 19)
David wrote Psalm 55 in heartbreak over a close friend’s treachery. “As for me, I shall call upon God, and the LORD will save me. Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and moan, and He will hear my voice.” (vs. 16-17) “Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.” (v. 22)
109. Psalm 18:18-19 “They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. 19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.”
110. Psalm 27:1-2 “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom should I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom should I dread? 2 When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.”
111. Psalm 27:3 “If an army encamps against me, My heart will not fear; If war arises against me, In spite of this I am confident.”
112. Psalm 27:9-10 “Do not hide Your face from me, Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not abandon me nor forsake me, God of my salvation! 10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, But the Lord will take me up.”
113. Psalm 31:1 “In You, Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be put to shame; In Your righteousness rescue me.”
114. Psalm 31:5 “Into Your hand I entrust my spirit; You have redeemed me, Lord, God of truth.”
115. Psalm 31:6 “I hate those who devote themselves to worthless idols, But I trust in the Lord.”
116. Psalm 11:1 “I trust in the Lord for protection. So why do you say to me, “Fly like a bird to the mountains for safety!”
117. Psalm 16:1-2 “Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge. 2 I said to the Lord, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.”
118. Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
119. Psalm 91:4 “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
120. Psalm 121:1-2 “I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
121. Psalm 121:7-8 “The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. 8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.”
122. Psalm 125:1-2 “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore.”
123. Psalm 131:3 “O Israel, put your hope in the Lord—now and always.”
124. Psalm 130:7 “O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is loving devotion, and with Him is redemption in abundance.”
125. Psalm 107:6 “Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress.”
126. Psalm 88:13 “O Lord, I cry out to you. I will keep on pleading day by day.”
127. Psalm 89:1-2 “I will sing of the Lord’s unfailing love forever! Young and old will hear of your faithfulness. 2 Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.”
128. Psalm 44:6-7 “I put no trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; 7 but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame.”
129. Psalm 116:9-11 “And so I walk in the Lord’s presence as I live here on earth! 10 I believed in you, so I said, “I am deeply troubled, Lord.” 11 In my anxiety I cried out to you, “These people are all liars!”
Scriptures on faith and trusting God
Faith leads to trust. When we develop our faith in God – fully believing that He is able – then we can relax and trust Him; we can rely on Him to work all things together for our good. Trusting God is choosing to have faith in what He says. In our unpredictable and uncertain lives, we have a firm foundation in God’s unchanging character. Trusting God does not mean ignoring reality. It is living a life of faith in God’s promises rather than being driven by emotion. Instead of looking for security in other people or things, we find our security in trusting God through our faith that God loves us, God is fighting for us, and He is always with us.
130. Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
131. 2 Chronicles 20:20 “They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: Put your trust in the Lord your God and you will endure. Put your trust in His prophets, and succeed.”
132. Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
133. Mark 11:22-24 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
134. Hebrews 11:6 “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.”
135. James 1:6 “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
136. 1 Corinthians 16:13 “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.”
137. Mark 9:23 “Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
138. Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.”
139. Job 4:3-4 “Think how you have instructed many, how you have strengthened feeble hands. 4 Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees.”
140. 1 Peter 1:21 “who through him are believers in God, that raised him from the dead, and gave him glory; so that your faith and hope might be in God.”
God knows what He’s doing
Just recently my prayers got answered to something I have been coming to God about for a long time.
I thought to myself what a victory, but then I stumbled upon a roadblock. It was no coincidence. Why would this happen when my prayers just got answered? God told me to trust Him and He brought me to John 13:7, “you don’t realize now, but you will understand later.”
God brought me to a verse that had the numbers 137 just like in Luke 1:37. A few weeks later God gave me an even greater blessing within my trial. I realized I was going in the wrong direction. God put the roadblock so I would take a different route. If He didn’t put the roadblock I would have remained on the same path and I wouldn’t have made the necessary turns.
Once again this recently happened and this is one of the greatest victories in my life. Sometimes things you go through now are leading you to a future blessing. My trial was a true blessing in disguise. Glory to God! Allow God to work out your situation. One of the greatest blessings is to see firsthand how God works everything together. Enjoy your trial. Don’t waste it.
141. John 13:7 “Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
142. Romans 8:28 “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.”
Trust in Christ’s righteousness
Hold on to the righteousness of Christ. Don’t seek to make your own.
Don’t think God has not made a way because you are not godly enough. We all have done that. It’s because I’m struggling in this area, it’s because I am struggling with these desires. No. Be still and trust in the Lord. Allow Him to calm the storm in your heart and just trust. God is in control. Stop doubting God’s great love for you.
143. Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
144. Romans 9:32 “Why not? Because they were trying to get right with God by keeping the law instead of by trusting in him. They stumbled over the great rock in their path.”
Put your trust in God’s providential care
This is important. God says, “you can trust Me I promise to provide, but you must seek Me first above all.”
This is a promise for those who have a passion for the Lord and His Kingdom. This is a promise for those who seek to glorify God above all. This is a promise for those who struggle with such a thing. This is a promise for those who are going to wrestle with God no matter what it takes.
This is not a promise for those who want to glorify self, who want to seek riches, who want to be well known, who want to have a big ministry. This promise is for the Lord and His glory and if your heart is for that, then you can trust that God will fulfill this promise.
If you’re struggling with trusting God you have to get to know the Lord in prayer. Get alone with Him and get to know Him intimately. Set your heart on knowing Him. Also, you have to get to know Him in His Word daily. You will notice that many godly men in Scripture were put in tougher situations than us, but God delivered them. God can fix anything. Readjust your spiritual life today! Write down your prayers in a prayer journal and write down every time God has answered a prayer as a reminder of His faithfulness.
145. Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
146. Psalm 103:19 “The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.”
How many times is the word trust mentioned in the Bible?
The Hebrew word batach, which means trust, is found 120 times in the Old Testament, according to Strong’s Concordance. Sometimes it’s translated as rely or secure, but with the essential meaning of trust.
The Greek word peithó, which carries the meaning of trust or having confidence in occurs 53 times in the New Testament.
Bible stories about trusting God
Here are examples of trusting God in the Bible.
Abraham is a great example of trusting God. First, he left his family and country and followed the call of God into the unknown, trusting God when He said a great nation would come from him, that all families on earth would be blessed through him, and that God had a special land for his descendants. (Genesis 12) Abraham trusted God’s word that He would give him so many descendants they would be like the dust of the earth and the stars of the sky. (Genesis 13 and 15) He trusted God even though his wife Sarah had been unable to conceive, and by the time they had the promised son, Abraham was 100 and Sarah 90 years old! (Genesis 17-18, 21) Abraham trusted God when He told him to sacrifice Isaac, the promised child, saying that God would provide a sheep (and God did)! (Genesis 22)
The book of Ruth is another story of taking refuge in God and trusting Him for provision. When Ruth’s husband died, and her mother-in-law Naomi decided to move back to Judah, Ruth went with her, telling her, “Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.” (Ruth 1:16) Naomi’s close relative Boaz praised her for caring for her mother-in-law and taking refuge under God’s wings. (Ruth 2:12) Ultimately, Ruth’s trust in God brought her security and provision (and love!) when Boaz married her. They had a son who was the ancestor of David and Jesus.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego trusted God when commanded by the king to bow down and worship the great golden statue. Even though they knew the consequence was the fiery furnace, they refused to worship the idol. When King Nebuchadnezzar asked them, “What god will be able to rescue you from my power?” they answered, “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to rescue us. Even if He doesn’t, we will never serve your gods.” They trusted God to protect them; not even knowing the outcome, they refused to let the possibility of being burned to death break that trust. They did get thrown into the furnace, but the fire did not touch them. (Daniel 3)
147. Genesis 12:1-4 “The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” 4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.”
148. Daniel 3:16-18 “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
149. 2 Kings 18:5-6 “Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. 6 He held fast to the LORD and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the LORD had given Moses.”
150. Isaiah 36:7 “But perhaps you will say to me, ‘We are trusting in the Lord our God!’ But isn’t he the one who was insulted by Hezekiah? Didn’t Hezekiah tear down his shrines and altars and make everyone in Judah and Jerusalem worship only at the altar here in Jerusalem?”
151. Galatians 5:10 “I am trusting the Lord to keep you from believing false teachings. God will judge that person, whoever he is, who has been confusing you.”
152. Exodus 14:31 “And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.”
153. Numbers 20:12 “But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”
154. Deuteronomy 1:32 “In spite of this, you did not trust in the Lord your God.”
155. 1 Chronicles 5:20 “They were helped in fighting them, and God delivered the Hagrites and all their allies into their hands, because they cried out to him during the battle. He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him.”
156. Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
157. Hebrews 11:7 “By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.”
158. Hebrews 11:17-19 “By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18 even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” 19 Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.”
159. Genesis 50:20 “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
160. Esther 4:16-17 “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.”
Regardless of the good and bad things that come your way, God is always trustworthy in every situation. No matter the difficulties, you can look to heaven’s promises and trust in God to carry you through, protect you, and provide. God will never let you down. He is always faithful and consistent and worthy of your confidence. You are always better off trusting God than relying on anything or anyone else. Trust Him! Allow Him to show Himself strong in your life!