It’s easy to trust ourselves, trust our jobs, and trust our family members but not so easy sometimes to trust God. Whether you are a new believer or have been walking with God for some years, trusting God can be a challenging spiritual discipline.
What does it Mean to Trust God?
Once we get into a relationship with God, we are to trust in Him with all our hearts as we are instructed in Proverbs 3:5.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths
1. Trusting God Means You Have Solid Confidence in Him
Trusting someone means you have confidence in him/her. Similarly, trusting God means having solid confidence in Him. In whom He says He is (His Character) and in what He says He will do.
2. Trusting God is to Have Faith in God
Trusting God also means to have faith in Him. In other words – to believe Him and take Him at His Word.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Placing our faith in Him shows our firm expectation that He will deliver on His promises.
3. To Trust God is to Acknowledge Him in Everything
Acknowledging God means recognizing God in every moment of life, wherever we are and in whatever we do. When you acknowledge God in each thing, you trust Him.
4. To Trust God is to Fear God
The fear of God is a reverential fright causing a lifestyle change. In other words, because of who God is (big) and because of who I am (small) I live differently. It also causes us to trust in the One that is bigger than we are! Our fear of God shows that we trust Him and are aware of His presence in our lives. When we fear Him enough to choose to be guided by His Word in all that we do, it shows our trust in Him.
5. Trusting God Means Not Staying Worried
None of us can stop a thought of worry from landing in our mind, but we can stop that thought from staying there and building a fortress of fear.
Listen to what Jesus in Matthew 6:33
…..do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
Worrying doesn’t help anything. So, why worry? There’s no way you can be trusting God and be worried at the same time.
Reasons Why It’s Important to Trust God (From Scripture)
Here are seven reasons why you should trust God:
1. God created you
Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him (Isaiah 43:7)
2. God knows you by name
But now, this is what the Lord says—He who created you, Jacob, He who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine'” (Isaiah 43:1)
3. God thinks about you
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! (Psalms 139:17)
4. God fights for you
The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace (Exodus 14:14)
5. God has plans for you
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 (Jeremiah 29:11)
6. God is your refuge
Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us (Psalm 62:8)
7. God is always with you and will never leave you
And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20)
No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you (Joshua 1:5)
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