Bible Verses About Trusting God

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Types Of Bible Verses About Trusting God

Trust is the reliance and confidence in a person, as defined by Logos Factbook. Who are the people you trust in your life? Are there things beside people that you trust? 

Have you ever gone through a part in your life where you felt like you were walking in darkness and if you are a Christian, was it hard for you to continue trusting God?

This post will discuss about the following:

  • What should we not put our trust in? 
  • Who can we really trust all the time? God is our object of trust. We can put our trust in Jesus Christ.
  • Why should we trust God? What is God like, that we can trust him? Bible verses about why we can trust in God.
  • How do we trust God? Bible verses showing at least 10 ways of how we can trust in God.
  • 9 things that happen when we put our trust in God.
  • 4 examples of people trusting God in the Bible.

What Should We Not Put Our Trust in?

God's word, in the Holy Bible warns against trusting in our riches. We should not think that being rich is a vaccine to life's problems. Because riches are uncertain and can change, it is not stable enough for us to fully rely on it and place all our confidence in it. We should not think of wealth as a safety net for our problems. Thus, having a questioning attitude towards your money being your security is healthy. Rather, the bible encourages us to put our trust in God instead, to use our riches to do good, and to live in a way that please God.

He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf. (Proverbs 11:28)

17 Charge those who are rich in this present age that they not be arrogant, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy; 18 that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to share; 19 laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold of eternal life. (1 Timothy 6:17–19)

To learn more about trusting God with your finances, check out these posts and YouTube videos.

The bible warns against trusting in other objects as well.

7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we trust in the name of The LORD our God. 8 They are bowed down and fallen, but we rise up, and stand upright. (Psalm 20:7–8)

“Those who trust in engraved images, who tell molten images, ‘You are our gods,’ will be turned back. They will be utterly disappointed. (Isaiah 42:17)

The bible also warns us that people have sinful nature and that we need to be careful when we want to trust someone. When things are going well, it is easy for people to be our friends or thank us. But when times are tough, people who used to compliment you can switch to blaming you for their problems. It is important for us not to place our importance in what people think of us, as they are unpredictable, but rather, we can place our importance in God's love for us. It can also be tempting for us to rely on someone who is powerful who have been helpful to us in the past. However, if that person is gone, all your help will be gone too. Behind this helpful person, there is a mighty and bigger God who is able to help you when this person is no longer able to.

23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in his name, observing his signs which he did. 24 But Jesus didn’t entrust himself to them, because he knew everyone, 25 and because he didn’t need for anyone to testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man. (John 2:23–25)

5 Don’t trust in a neighbor. Don’t put confidence in a friend. With the woman lying in your embrace, be careful of the words of your mouth! 6 For the son dishonors the father, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house. 7 But as for me, I will look to The LORD. I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. (Micah 7:5–7)

Who Can We Really Trust All The Time? God Is Our Object of Trust.

Before I can tell you the why, let me tell you the who. We can 100% put our trust in God. 

I teach you today, even you, so that your trust may be in The LORD. (Proverbs 22:19)

In God, I praise his word. In God, I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? (Psalm 56:4)

For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we have set our trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. (1 Timothy 4:10)

Tell those who have a fearful heart, Be strong! Don’t be afraid! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, God’s retribution. He will come and save you. (Isaiah 35:4)

Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10 )

17 But I will deliver you in that day,” says The LORD; “and you will not be given into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid. 18 For I will surely save you. You won’t fall by the sword, but you will escape with your life, because you have put your trust in me,” says The LORD.’ ” (Jeremiah 39:17–18)

Trusting in Jesus Christ

Why do we trust Jesus Christ? He is equal in nature to God. (Who, existing in the form of God, didn’t consider equality with God a thing to be grasped- Philippians 2:6). 

Since before the creation of the world, now and forever more, God exists as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit created the whole together. Jesus is the literal word of God who became flesh, as he was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He showed us how to live and as planned by God, he suffered under Pontius Pilate and he was crucified, dead and buried. He had to die because he is God's chosen sacrifice for all of humanity's sins. So that whoever believes in Him shall receive forgiveness and not suffer the wrath of God. 3 days after his death, he resurrected to life and he was seen by more than 500 people. He then ascended to heaven and he is now seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead one day. Lee Strobel's Case for Christ is an excellent read if you would like to know more about the evidence behind this.

Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” (John 6:29)

While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become children of light.” Jesus said these things, and he departed and hid himself from them. (John 12:36)

44 Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me, believes not in me, but in him who sent me. 45 He who sees me sees him who sent me. 46 I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness. (John 12:44–46)

9 that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes resulting in righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made resulting in salvation. (Romans 10:9–10)

11 We were also assigned an inheritance in him, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who does all things after the counsel of his will, 12 to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ. (Ephesians 1:11–12)

17 If you call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judges according to each man’s work, pass the time of your living as foreigners here in reverent fear, 18 knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things like silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish or spot, the blood of Christ, 20 who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in this last age for your sake, 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope might be in God. (1 Peter 1:17–21)

10 He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. He who doesn’t believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. 11 The testimony is this: that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He who has the Son has the life. He who doesn’t have God’s Son doesn’t have the life. (1 John 5:10–12)

4 Such confidence we have through Christ toward God, 5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God, 6 who also made us sufficient as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. (2 Corinthians 3:4–6)

Why Should We Trust In God?

Well, one of the most important reasons is that God commands us to love Him, with all our heart, all our soul, with all our mind, and with all our strength. That sounds like God is asking us to trust Him wholeheartedly, without holding back. If you love someone, you would want to please him or her. So if you love God, you would want to be pleasing to Him (for him to be happy with you). If you put your trust in God, God is well-pleased with it! And the Bible says that God will reward those who seek Him. 

28 One of the scribes came and heard them questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the greatest of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The greatest is: ‘Hear, Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 The second is like this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28–31)

6 Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:5–6)

What Is God Like, That We Can Trust Him?

Before you trust someone, you need to know all about this person, is this person worthy of your trust? God is greater than any person. The following bible verses share about God's qualities so that you can gain confidence in putting your trust in Him.

God is the Creator

God who created the heavens and the earth. Besides, he also created you, thus he knows you better than anyone else could ever know you. Have you ever studied biology and marveled at how intricate, complex and amazingly our brain is engineered to work? There is a Great Engineer in this world, and He is God. God is the one who taught us what is trust!

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

But you brought me out of the womb. You made me trust while at my mother’s breasts. (Psalm 22:9)

God Is All Powerful (Omnipotent)

Who is the most powerful person you can think of? God is even much more powerful than that person!

For God is the King of all the earth. Sing praises with understanding. (Psalm 47:7)

For nothing spoken by God is impossible.” (Luke 1:37)

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?’ God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” (Matthew 22:32)

9 Yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead, 10 who delivered us out of so great a death, and does deliver, on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us, 11 you also helping together on our behalf by your supplication; that, for the gift given to us by means of many, thanks may be given by many persons on your behalf. (2 Corinthians 1:9–11)

God Knows Everything (All Knowing/Omniscient)

You can trust God because he is the wisest being! He knows everything and what is in the future. You can trust Him to guide you through his words in the bible and with his Holy Spirit in you. 

“With God is wisdom and might. He has counsel and understanding. (Job 12:13)

God is wise in heart, and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against him and prospered? (Job 9:4)

24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God; 25 because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. (1 Corinthians 1:24–25)

God is Eternal

God never changes, he is the same as the bible described him, now and forever. He will never change, though he is so good! 

The eternal God is your dwelling place. Underneath are the everlasting arms. He thrust out the enemy from before you, and said, ‘Destroy!’ (Deuteronomy 33:27)

Trust in The LORD forever; for You, O LORD, is an everlasting Rock. (Isaiah 26:4)

But of the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your Kingdom. (Hebrews 1:8)

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

God Is The Only God

Who else can you turn to, if not for God? If you turn to something or someone else other than God, what makes you trust that thing or that person more than God? 

It was shown to you so that you might know that The LORD is God. There is no one else besides him. (Deuteronomy 4:35)

For The LORD your God, he is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the awesome, who doesn’t respect persons or take bribes. (Deuteronomy 10:17)

God Is Here For Us Right Now And Always

God says in the bible that he is for us, and that if we call to help us, He will be with us during our troubles. This means that you are never walking alone in your deepest valley, God is right there with you. Thus, you don't need to be afraid. 

Haven’t I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be dismayed, for The LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do it. Don’t be afraid, nor be dismayed, for The LORD God, even my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you, until all the work for the service of The LORD’s house is finished. (1 Chronicles 28:20)

Then my enemies shall turn back in the day that I call. I know this: that God is for me. (Psalm 56:9)

14 “Because he has set his love on me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on high, because he has known 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 I will satisfy him with long life, and show him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:14–16)

What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?(Romans 8:31)

3 and shall tell them, “Hear, Israel, you draw near today to battle against your enemies. Don’t let your heart faint! Don’t be afraid, nor tremble, neither be scared of them; 4 for The LORD your God is he who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.” (Deuteronomy 20:3–4)

God is Trustworthy

God will be the most trustworthy person you will ever find. There is no one as trustworthy as Him.

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should repent. Has he said, and he won’t do it? Or has he spoken, and he won’t make it good? (Numbers 23:19

8 It is better to take refuge in The LORD, than to put confidence in man. 9 It is better to take refuge in The LORD, than to put confidence in princes. (Psalm 118:8–9)

Jesus asked him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good, except one: God. (Luke 18:19)

For this cause I also suffer these things. Yet I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him against that day. (2 Timothy 1:12)

God Is Faithful

Being faithful means someone doing what someone says they would. There are many things in my life that have proven God's faithful to me. For example when I pray to God before I start work for his help on certain issues, or when I have something that is anxiety causing, over time, I am seeing more and more things that showed God's protection and help over the things I prayed for. I encourage you to lean on God's faithfulness, He will do what he says in the Bible! Even though he is silent and does not talk to you when you pray, He listens and sees!

8 but because The LORD loves you, and because he desires to keep the oath which he swore to your fathers, The LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9 Know therefore that The LORD your God himself is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness to a thousand generations with those who love him and keep his commandments, (Deuteronomy 7:8–9)

For The LORD’s word is right. All his work is done in faithfulness. (Psalm 33:4)

God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:9)

No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

let’s hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23)

God Is Merciful

Being merciful is being forgiving. If you feel worried that you have done too many wrongs to turn to God, please know that God is merciful, he is waiting for you to turn back to Him again. 

For The LORD your God is a merciful God. He will not fail you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore to them. (Deuteronomy 4:31)

For if you turn again to The LORD, your brothers and your children will find compassion with those who led them captive, and will come again into this land, because The LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you if you return to him.” (2 Chronicles 30:9)

21 Therefore The LORD heard, and was angry. A fire was kindled against Jacob, anger also went up against Israel, 22 because they didn’t believe in God, and didn’t trust in his salvation. 23 Yet he commanded the skies above, and opened the doors of heaven. 24 He rained down manna on them to eat, and gave them food from the sky. (Psalm 78:21–24)

4 Bring joy to the soul of your servant, for to you, Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on you. 6 Hear, The LORD, my prayer. Listen to the voice of my petitions. 7 In the day of my trouble I will call on you, for you will answer me. 8 There is no one like you among the gods, Lord, nor any deeds like your deeds. (Psalm 86:4–8)

The LORD is gracious and righteous. Yes, our God is merciful. (Psalm 116:5)

God Is Gracious

God being gracious means he gives us good things out of His goodness, not due to anything we do. Thus, God is able to show you grace, so that in your decision to do something good according to His will, he will be there to help you in it.

8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that you, always having all sufficiency in everything, may abound to every good work. 9 As it is written, “He has scattered abroad. He has given to the poor. His righteousness remains forever.” (2 Corinthians 9:8–9)

God Gives Security

Instead of seeking security in the things we own, lets look to the one who is the Giver of Security- God.

God gives them security, and they rest in it. His eyes are on their ways. (Job 24:23)

God Is Our Refuge and Savior

In times of trouble, we can run to God, and seek Him as our shelter from the storms of life. The bible has a lot of passages on how God is our refuge and savior. If you are currently feeling stressed or worried about a situation, I encourage you to read through these verses out loud slowly, for you to strengthen your trust in Him. Let these verses become a comfort to you.

3 God is my rock in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge. My savior, you save me from violence. 4 I call on The LORD, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies. (2 Samuel 22:3–4)

31 As for God, his way is perfect. The LORD’s word is tested. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him. 32 For who is God, besides The LORD? Who is a rock, besides our God? (2 Samuel 22:31–32)

Asa cried to The LORD his God, and said, “The LORD, there is no one besides you to help, between the mighty and him who has no strength. Help us, The LORD our God; for we rely on you, and in your name are we come against this multitude. The LORD, you are our God. Don’t let man prevail against you.” (2 Chronicles 14:11)

In The LORD, I take refuge. How can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain”?(Psalm 11:1)

Preserve me, God, for I take refuge in you. (Psalm 16:1)

7 Show your marvelous loving kindness, you who save those who take refuge by your right hand from their enemies. 8 Keep me as the apple of your eye. Hide me under the shadow of your wings, 9 from the wicked who oppress me, my deadly enemies, who surround me. (Psalm 17:7–9)

2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. 3 I call on The LORD, who is worthy to be praised; and I am saved from my enemies. 4 The cords of death surrounded me. The floods of ungodliness made me afraid. 5 The cords of Sheol were around me. The snares of death came on me. 6 In my distress I called on The LORD, and cried to my God. He heard my voice out of his temple. My cry before him came into his ears. (Psalm 18:2–6)

30 As for God, his way is perfect. The LORD’s word is tried. He is a shield to all those who take refuge in him. 31 For who is God, except The LORD? Who is a rock, besides our God, 32 the God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect? 33 He makes my feet like deer’s feet, and sets me on my high places. 34 He teaches my hands to war, so that my arms bend a bow of bronze. 35 You have also given me the shield of your salvation. Your right hand sustains me. Your gentleness has made me great. (Psalm 18:30–35)

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we won’t be afraid, though the earth changes, though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas; 3 though its waters roar and are troubled, though the mountains tremble with their swelling. Selah. 4 There is a river, the streams of which make the city of God glad, the holy place of the tents of the Most High. 5 God is within her. She shall not be moved. God will help her at dawn. (Psalm 46:1–5)

God is to us a God of deliverance. To The Almighty LORD, God, belongs escape from death. (Psalm 68:20)

1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of The LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is your shield and rampart. (Psalm 91:1–4)

9 Israel, trust in The LORD! He is their help and their shield. 10 House of Aaron, trust in The LORD! He is their help and their shield. 11 You who fear The LORD, trust in The LORD! He is their help and their shield. (Psalm 115:9–11)

6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither will my sword save me. 7 But you have saved us from our adversaries, and have shamed those who hate us. 8 In God we have made our boast all day long. We will give thanks to your name forever. Selah. (Psalm 44:6–8)

God Loves Us

Besides having all those amazing qualities, God is love and He loves you so much, more than you can imagine. You can put your trust in His love for you. Remind yourself often that God loves you. 

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. (John 3:16-17)

10 Ways to Trust God

There are many ways that we can demonstrate and practice our trust in God. Here are just some bible verses and passages on 10 different ways of how we can trust God.

1. Remember How God Helped Us in the Past

When we think of all the things that God has done for us in our lives, we can be encouraged that he is still the same God then and today. Focusing on how God has delivered us in the past can help give us confidence to continue to trust Him. What are some things that God have helped you through? He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

17 If you shall say in your heart, “These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?” 18 you shall not be afraid of them. You shall remember well what The LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt: 19 the great trials which your eyes saw, the signs, the wonders, the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, by which The LORD your God brought you out. So shall The LORD your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. 20 Moreover The LORD your God will send the hornet among them, until those who are left, and hide themselves, perish from before you. 21 You shall not be scared of them; for The LORD your God is among you, a great and awesome God.(Deuteronomy 7:17–21)

2. Talk To Him

When the bible talks about lifting up our soul to God, it means opening up the deepest parts of our heart to him. God already knows all that we are going through but he still wants to hear from us. Think of it like a relationship. Say you have a best friend on Facebook and you know all the things that are going on by looking at Facebook. But it means more when your best friend tells you all about it. It means you then have a real relationship with your best friend. God wants to be our best friend too. And we can do that by telling God our deepest feelings, our problems, our fears, and our hopes, or just anything at all. You can do that at any place  and at any time. We can ask God to deliver us from our enemies. You have a direct line to God, use it! It is faster than dialing a hotline or connecting to wifi. What are some things that you would like to tell him about what you are going through right now?

Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning, for I trust in you. Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to you. (Psalm 143:8)

1 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul. 2 My God, I have trusted in you. Don’t let me be shamed. Don’t let my enemies triumph over me. 3 Yes, no one who waits for you will be shamed. They will be shamed who deal treacherously without cause. (Psalm 25:1–3)

22 Cast your burden on The LORD and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved. 23 But you, God, will bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days, but I will trust in you. (Psalm 55:22–23)

7 My salvation and my honor is with God. The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. 8 Trust in him at all times, you people. Pour out your heart before him. God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Psalm 62:7–8)

8 For my eyes are on you, The LORD, the Lord. I take refuge in you. Don’t leave my soul destitute. 9 Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, from the traps of the workers of iniquity. 10 Let the wicked fall together into their own nets while I pass by. (Psalm 141:8–10)

3. Say It Out Loud 

Our words have power. During times when you feel afraid, just saying out loud to remind yourself that God is your helper, it can help give you strength to carry on. Won't you try saying the following verse out loud?

So that with good courage we say, “The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6)

4. Keep his commandments

If you want to put your trust in God, you are trusting that His ways are the best, this may involve making some decisions. It may involve choosing the right thing to do. It may involve ending some ungodly relationships that do not honor Him (e.g. ending extramarital affairs) or stop sinning in a certain way (i.e. gossiping or stealing things). If you choose the right thing to do even when it is difficult and giving up your sinful ways, you are exercising your trust in God. What are some things that God commanded that you want to do right again? What are some sins that God spoke against that you want to stop doing?

5 For he established a covenant in Jacob, and appointed a teaching in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; 6 that the generation to come might know, even the children who should be born; who should arise and tell their children, 7 that they might set their hope in God, and not forget God’s deeds, but keep his commandments, 8 and might not be as their fathers— a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that didn’t make their hearts loyal, whose spirit was not steadfast with God. (Psalm 78:5–8)

5. Choose The Right Way to Live

There are many options in this life. If there are things that you can do that will be a sacrifice on your side but it is right to do, you may offer it to God, it is a way to show God that you trust Him. Sometimes living with integrity is not easy. However if you choose to live with integrity in a situation, you are demonstrating that you trust God. God sees and he knows what you are doing. What is an example of a situation that you have tried to walk in integrity? What does an ideal day of right living before the Lord look like?

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness. Put your trust in The LORD. (Psalm 4:5)

Judge me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity. I have trusted also in The LORD without wavering. (Psalm 26:1)

Trust in The LORD, and do good. Dwell in the land, and enjoy safe pasture. (Psalm 37:3)

19 You believe that God is one. You do well. The demons also believe—and shudder. 20 But do you want to know, vain man, that faith apart from works is dead? (James 2:19–20)

4 One who says, “I know him,” and doesn’t keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth isn’t in him. 5 But God’s love has most certainly been perfected in whoever keeps his word. This is how we know that we are in him: 6 he who says he remains in him ought himself also to walk just like he walked. (1 John 2:4–6)

6. Praise Him

Trusting God also means praising him at all times, even when things do not go our way. Because He is worthy of our praise, when we praise Him, our hearts are comforted and strengthened. When we do that we are showing God that even though we are in trouble, we still trust that He is still good. If it gets hard for you to praise Him, turn on some praise and worship songs! Our memories are powerful and listening to a past worship song can help us to praise Him again and renew our trust in him. What is one of your favorite praise and worship song? Can you sing a few verses of that now? 

1 In you, The LORD, I take refuge. Never let me be disappointed. 2 Deliver me in your righteousness, and rescue me. Turn your ear to me, and save me. 3 Be to me a rock of refuge to which I may always go. Give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. 4 Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. 5 For you are my hope, Lord The LORD, my confidence from my youth. 6 I have relied on you from the womb. You are he who took me out of my mother’s womb. I will always praise you. (Psalm 71:1–6)

7. Rely On God And His Word

When someone goes down a wrong dark path, the person who is then surrounded in darkness can still rely on God. God will be that person's light in the darkness. Seek Him and ask Him to help you. Spend time reading God's word in the Bible, every word is God-breathed. His word can comfort and guide you. Who do you go to when you are in trouble? Who do you rely or depend on?

Who among you fears The LORD and obeys the voice of his servant? He who walks in darkness and has no light, let him trust in The LORD’s name, and rely on his God. (Isaiah 50:10)

7. Seek God's Protection

When you seek His protection, you are coming under the shelter of His wings. It means going under God's camp instead of the world's camp, and doing things God's ways instead of the world's. To learn what it means to live in a way that please him, because if you live in a tent, you will adopt the culture there. It can be praying to God to ask him to help you and protect you. You can also seek a community of Christian believers who can encourage you in your walk, and who can also pray for you. When you feel afraid from some life's dangers or threats, what do you do? How have you sought God's protection in your life? 

I will dwell in your tent forever. I will take refuge in the shelter of your wings. Selah. (Psalm 61:4)

8. Endure The Pain That You Are In

The bible says it is admirable when we endure suffering or pain when we are doing good. Why would that be? Because Jesus Christ himself, who is sinless, suffered for us when he didn't deserve to, but he patiently endured the pain and suffering because he knows that it will be worth it, our souls being saved are worth more than the pain that he is in. Thus we are unjustly accused, or unappreciated by people when we try to do the right thing for them, it can be a comfort to remind yourself that Jesus was also unappreciated but he endured it anyway. And God is pleased with us when we do that. We need not men's applause but instead, God's commendation of us is what truly matters. This will take trust in God that He is real, that his words in the bible are true and that He is there with us. That will give us strength to endure the pain. What is a situation that you felt you have suffered unjustly because of doing good? How did you feel during then? Do you regret doing the good thing then?

19 For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward God. 20 For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if when you do well, you patiently endure suffering, this is commendable with God. 21 For you were called to this, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his steps, 22 who didn’t sin, “neither was deceit found in his mouth.”1 Peter 2:19–22

9. Daily Believe In His Love For You And Remind Yourself Of His Love For You

We can be forgetful at times, but when we actively try to remind ourselves daily that God loves us and that we matter to God, it is exercising our trust in His word that God says He loves us. If you truly love someone and tell them that you love them, but they doubt your words or your love and keep asking you to prove it to them, it will surely be hurtful. It will make you wonder if they even love you or if it is just one-sided giving. So when we remind ourselves of God's love for us daily, we are no longer asking him to "prove it to us", and that demonstrates trust. When you think of God's love for you, what do you feel? Do you feel peace, joy and assurance?

We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. (1 John 4:16)

10. Serve Him

Serving God is not just in full time church ministry. You can serve God wherever you are and whatever you do. If there is a situation that will change the way you think about God or brain wash your faith in His words, you will need to have all your alarm bells ringing. If you are given two choices that have two very different paths- one is definitely serving Him, but the other path may take you further away from His truth, which will you choose?

Trusting God means choosing the path that means serving Him or at least the path that will not take you further away from Him so that you can continue to witness to people on that path. There is a Christian woman who gave up a job that is going very well because she knows that the longer she stays on that job, the more it will change her mind about the Bible, due to the top-down teachings of things that go against God's truth over and over throughout her time there. She gave that job up even though she found satisfaction, great recognition and promotion opportunities with the leadership. She then discovered great peace and joy after she left that job to work for a place that is aligned with her Christian values.

Trusting God means forsaking the path that will lead you further and further away from Him, no matter how great the path's perks may seem. It shows your trust in God when you decide to serve Him with your gifts that he provided you with. It does not mean that you have to go into full time ministry or quit your day job to do that. It means serving Him where you are, in your current workplace, or situation, by doing your job well and showing love to the people you work with, so that you are a good ambassador for Jesus. That is actively serving Him and that is something that is within our control. Can you think of a few ways that you can serve God where you are?

28 Therefore, receiving a Kingdom that can’t be shaken, let’s have grace, through which we serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe, 29 for our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:28–29)

15 If it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose today whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve The LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)

What Happens When We Trust In God?

The following are some bible verses that talk about what we can experience when we trust God. There are at least 12 things that can happen to us when we trust in God.

 1. God Listens To Our Requests

The bible teaches us to be bold towards God by asking things according to his will and that if we do so, God listens to us. This means that we do not have to shy away from telling God our requests, or being a burden to him! The Creator listening to us is a wondrous amazing example of his awesome grace, love and kindness. 

13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. 14 This is the boldness which we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he listens to us. 15 And if we know that he listens to us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of him. (1 John 5:13–15)

2.  God Will Know Us

The bible says that God will know us if we trust in Him or seek him for protection. Think about that, the God of the Universe knowing us! He is our friend.

The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knows those who take refuge in him. (Nahum 1:7)

2. We Will Not Be Afraid

If you are feeling anxious or afraid often, when you trust in God, your heart can be steadied.

7 He will not be afraid of evil news. His heart is steadfast, trusting in The LORD. 8 His heart is established. He will not be afraid in the end when he sees his adversaries. (Psalm 112:7–8)

Those who trust in The LORD are as Mount Zion, which can’t be moved, but remains forever. (Psalm 125:1)

3. We Will Have Peace

No matter what happens, even in bad situations, when we trust in God, we can experience the peace that He gives.

3 You will keep whoever’s mind is steadfast in perfect peace, because he trusts in you. 4 Trust in The LORD forever; for in You, The LORD, is an everlasting Rock. (Isaiah 26:3–4)

4. We Experience God's Goodness

God rewards us for trusting in Him! The bible says God will lay up goodness for those who trust Him. Good things come to those who trust in God. We have to be patient while waiting. No one who trusts Him will be disappointed. 

King Hezekiah is an example of a person who trusted God and He experienced God's great goodness.

4 He removed the high places, broke the pillars, and cut down the Asherah. He also broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, because in those days the children of Israel burned incense to it; and he called it Nehushtan. 5 He trusted in The LORD, the God of Israel, so that after him was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, nor among them that were before him. 6 For he joined with The LORD. He didn’t depart from following him, but kept his commandments, which The LORD commanded Moses. 7 The LORD was with him. Wherever he went, he prospered. He rebelled against the king of Assyria, and didn’t serve him. (2 Kings 18:4–7). 

After some time, the king of Assyria, was planning to make war with King Hezekiah. So the king of Assyria sent a messenger to taunt him and make him fearful.

19 Rabshakeh said to them, “Say now to Hezekiah, ‘The great king, the king of Assyria, says, “What confidence is this in which you trust? 20 You say (but they are but vain words), ‘There is counsel and strength for war.’ Now on whom do you trust, that you have rebelled against me? 21 Now, behold, you trust in the staff of this bruised reed, even in Egypt. If a man leans on it, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust on him. 22 But if you tell me, ‘We trust in The LORD our God,’ isn’t that he whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah has taken away, and has said to Judah and to Jerusalem, ‘You shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?’ (2 Kings 18:19–22)

After all the taunts and it was brought to King Hezekiah, the first thing he did was he turned to the Lord.

When King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the LORD's house. (2 Kings 19:1)

Later king Hezekiah also received a letter from the king of Assyria that reads:

10 “Tell Hezekiah king of Judah this: ‘Don’t let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. 11 Behold, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly. Will you be delivered? 12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed—Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the children of Eden who were in Telassar? 13 Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivvah?’ ” (2 Kings 19:10–13)

The letter undermines Hezekiah's trust in God, trying to make him doubt God's power and make him fearful of what king Assyria can do to them. What Hezekiah did next was to show the letter to God. This demonstrated his trust in God still in this terrible and fearful situation. 

14 Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers and read it. Then Hezekiah went up to The LORD's house, and spread it before The LORD. 15 Hezekiah prayed before God, and said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, who are enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. 16 Incline your ear, O LORD, and hear. Open your eyes, O LORD, and see. Hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to defy the living God. 17 Truly, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste the nations and their lands, 18 and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone. Therefore they have destroyed them. 19 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us, I beg you, out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you, LORD, are God alone.” (2 Kings 19:14-19)

God heard his prayer and saved Hezekiah and his people from his enemies.

35 That night, The LORD’s angel went out and struck one hundred eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians. When men arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies. 36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, went home, and lived at Nineveh. 37 As he was worshiping in the house of Nisroch his god, Adrammelech and Sharezer struck him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Ararat. Esar Haddon his son reigned in his place. (2 Kings 19:35–37) 

Oh how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you, which you have worked for those who take refuge in you, before the sons of men! (Psalm 31:19)

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but those who seek The LORD shall not lack any good thing. (Psalm 34:10)

5 Commit your way to The LORD. Trust also in him, and he will do this: 6 he will make your righteousness shine out like light, and your justice as the noon day sun. 7 Rest in The LORD, and wait patiently for him. Don’t fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don’t fret; it leads only to evildoing. 9 For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for The LORD shall inherit the land. 10 For yet a little while, and the wicked will be no more. Yes, though you look for his place, he isn’t there. 11 But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 12 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes at him with his teeth. 13 The Lord will laugh at him, for he sees that his day is coming. (Psalm 37:5–13)

But it is good for me to come close to God. I have made the Lord The LORD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works. (Psalm 73:28)

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

even as it is written, “Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and a rock of offense; and no one who believes in him will be disappointed.” (Romans 9:33)

5. We Will Be Blessed

The bible says that we will be blessed by God when we trust Him.

The bible has an example of a person blessed by God because he trusted Him- Abraham.

It says that he believed against his hope that he might become a father of many nations, according to what God said to him. God greatly blessed him for that to truly happen and with many other blessings. He did not consider all the facts that are against this belief - such as his old age, and Sarah's menopause. However, he focused on the promise of God to him, and his faith grew stronger as a result. 

18 Against hope, Abraham in hope believed, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, “So will your offspring be.” 19 Without being weakened in faith, he didn’t consider his own body, already having been worn out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn’t waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was also able to perform. 22 Therefore it also was “credited to him for righteousness.” (Romans 4:18–22)

Blessings can have different forms. What are some blessings that you are thankful to God for?

3 He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God. Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in The LORD. 4 Blessed is the man who makes The LORD his trust, and doesn’t respect the proud, nor such as turn away to lies. 5 Many, The LORD, my God, are the wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are toward us. They can’t be declared back to you. If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be counted. (Psalm 40:3–5)

The LORD of Armies, blessed is the man who trusts in you. (Psalm 84:12)

He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in The LORD is blessed. (Proverbs 16:20)

25 One who is greedy stirs up strife; but one who trusts in The LORD will prosper. 26 One who trusts in himself is a fool; but one who walks in wisdom is kept safe. (Proverbs 28:25–26)

5 The LORD says: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man, relies on strength of flesh, and whose heart departs from The LORD. 6 For he will be like a bush in the desert, and will not see when good comes, but will inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, an uninhabited salt land. 7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in The LORD, and whose confidence is in The LORD. 8 For he will be as a tree planted by the waters, who spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes, but its leaf will be green, and will not be concerned in the year of drought. It won’t cease from yielding fruit. 9 The heart is deceitful above all things and it is exceedingly corrupt. Who can know it? 10 “I, The LORD, search the mind. I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.” (Jeremiah 17:5–10)

6. We Will Be Redeemed And We Will Not Be Condemned

When we put our trust in God, God will save our souls and He will not condemn us. How gracious and merciful our Holy God is! How magnificent is His love for us.

The LORD redeems the soul of his servants. None of those who take refuge in him shall be condemned. (Psalm 34:22)

7. We Will Be Rescued

God can rescue us from dangers or from wicked people and dangers when we trust in Him.

The bible has many examples of God saving and rescuing his people who trusted in him. An example of someone who was rescued from lions because he trusted in God is Daniel.

Daniel was a believer in a palace and he was serving king Darius. His political rivals want to get him into trouble but they couldn't find fault with him. So they ganged up against him to harm him. 

Then these presidents and local governors assembled together to the king, and said this to him, “King Darius, live forever! All the presidents of the kingdom, the deputies and the local governors, the counselors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute and to make a strong decree, that whoever asks a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the writing, that it not be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which doesn’t alter.” Therefore King Darius signed the writing and the decree. (Daniel 6:6-9) 

That didn't stop Daniel from praying to God as Daniel trusted in the Lord.

10 When Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house (now his windows were open in his room toward Jerusalem) and he kneeled on his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did before. 11 Then these men assembled together, and found Daniel making petition and supplication before his God. (Daniel 6:10-11)

So Daniel was caught praying to God by his rivals, and they complained to the king about it. The king was sad to throw him into the den of lions as he has signed a decree on it, as Daniel was such a good servant and has been a blessing to the king. And thus, the King had to carry out his decree, and Daniel was put into the den of lions as a punishment for his praying to God.

16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel and cast him into the den of lions. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you.” 

17 A stone was brought, and laid on the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel. (Daniel 6:16-17)

The king was upset about it as he thought that would be end of his good and faithful servant Daniel. The next day, the king went to check it out.

19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste to the den of lions. 20 When he came near to the den to Daniel, he cried with a troubled voice. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, is your God, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions?” 21 Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! 22 My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not hurt me, because innocence was found in me before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.” Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. (Daniel 6:19-23)

Another example of God's rescuing people who trusted in Him are Daniel's 3 friends- Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Some time earlier before Daniel was put into the den of lions, his 3 friends who believed and trusted in the Lord also suffered for not worshiping any other god. They were thrown into a fiery furnace for refusing to worship an image that was decreed by the king. They showed their trust in God, although they know there is a chance that they still might die in the fire, but that will not take away their trust in God.

16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, “Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. 17 If it happens, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up.” (Daniel 3:16–18)

When they remained unscathed and Nebuchadnezzer witnessed that there is another 4th person in the fire with them! 

23 These three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the middle of the burning fiery furnace. 24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished and rose up in haste. He spoke and said to his counselors, “Didn’t we cast three men bound into the middle of the fire?”  They answered the king, “True, O king.” 25 He answered, “Look, I see four men loose, walking in the middle of the fire, and they are unharmed. The appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods.”  26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace. He spoke and said, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here!” Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out of the middle of the fire. 27 The local governors, the deputies, and the governors, and the king’s counselors, being gathered together, saw these men, that the fire had no power on their bodies. The hair of their head wasn’t singed. Their pants weren’t changed. The smell of fire wasn’t even on them. Nebuchadnezzar spoke and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants who trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and have yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god except their own God. (Daniel 3:23-28)

The LORD helps them and rescues them. He rescues them from the wicked and saves them, because they have taken refuge in him. (Psalm 37:40)

The fear of man proves to be a snare, but whoever puts his trust in The LORD is kept safe. (Proverbs 29:25)

8. We Will Gain Strength

When we trust in God, we put our focus on Him instead of on our weaknesses, and we will experience His strength given to us to go through our situation.

For thus said the Lord The LORD, the Holy One of Israel, “You will be saved in returning and rest. Your strength will be in quietness and in confidence.” You refused, (Isaiah 30:15)

9. We Will Rejoice In Thankfulness

When we trust God, and when we experience his goodness, our hearts will be joyful with thankfulness towards Him.

The LORD is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices. With my song I will thank him. (Psalm 28:7)

3 Don’t put your trust in princes, in a son of man in whom there is no help. 4 His spirit departs, and he returns to the earth. In that very day, his thoughts perish. 5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in The LORD, his God, 6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps truth forever; (Psalm 146:3–6)

10. We Will Have The Holy Spirit When We Trust in Jesus

The bible says that when we put our trust in Jesus' saving power for us, we will receive the Holy Spirit.

13 In him you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your salvation—in whom, having also believed, you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of his glory.Ephesians 1:13–14

11. We Will Grow And Be Fruitful

When we trust in God's love for us, our lives will continue to grow and be fruitful. In other words, our inner selves will flourish, leading us to live out our lives in ways that demonstrate growth in our character and service to God and people. We will become fruitful as a result. The opposite of growing and being fruitful is withering and dying inside. At your current stage, are you growing in your soul and flourishing?

6 The righteous also will see it, and fear, and laugh at him, saying, 7 “Behold, this is the man who didn’t make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.” 8 But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God’s house. I trust in God’s loving kindness forever and ever. 9 I will give you thanks forever, because you have done it. I will hope in your name, for it is good, in the presence of your saints. (Psalm 52:6–9)

12. God Will Make Our Paths Straight

When we trust in God with all our heart, we stop doubting and thinking other extraneous possibilities or things that may go wrong. When we acknowledge him this way in what we do and how we live, he can guide us to walk on a path that he thinks is best, or he can make our paths straight. A crooked path or a detour is not what we want as that will waste time and resources. When we walk on a straight path, we get to where we want to without wasting our time and energy.

5 Trust in The LORD with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. 7 Don’t be wise in your own eyes. Fear The LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It will be health to your body, and nourishment to your bones. (Proverbs 3:5–8)

A Prayer To Trust In God

Here is a prayer that you can follow along to pray out loud to help you put your trust in God.

Bible version: the public domain World English Bible (WEB) has been used throughout this post. The WEB translation of "Yahweh" has been changed to "the LORD" which is more familiar to most readers.

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