How Do I Trust God?by Cynthia Jennings on February 8, 2023
Living in a chaotic world and drowning under the pressures of life makes it extremely difficult for some people to trust God.
Nevertheless, we need to always trust God, even when life around us is going awry. Because contrary to popular belief God does have everything in control.
If you are finding yourself questioning God, these seven steps will begin to build your trust in God:
- Read His Word Daily: Daily reading of the Bible helps build trust in God because it will equip you with knowledge as to how to trust Him (Proverbs 3:5) and why you should trust Him (Jeremiah 17:7; Romans 8:28).
- God Fulfills His Promises: The Bible reminds us of all the promises God has fulfilled in the past (Joshua 23:14). Every single promise God made was fulfilled or will be fulfilled in the future. The ultimate promise God will fulfill is found in Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20; Ephesians 1:20).
- God Will Never Change: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). God never changes His mind nor does His character change. People in our lives can change. But God is different, because His love and goodness never waver (James 1:17).
- God Does Not Lie: God is completely honest and truthful. God always tells the truth—whether we like it or not. “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind” (Numbers 23:19). “God is truth.” God does not possess the quality of speaking the truth; He is the source of truth! God is the only being Who is incapable of lying (Hebrew 6:18; Titus 1:2).
- God Will Never Leave You: Whether we are at the highest mountain, or the deepest valley God is there with us. Even when we cannot see God, He is right by our side. Our Lord has promised never to leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), to be with us always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20), and to bring to completion the good work he has begun in us (Philippians 1:6), which is nothing less than saving his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21).
- God Loves You: “For God so loved the world” (John 3:16). Ever since the creation of mankind, God has a purpose for us. Despite all our flaws and sins God still loves us (Romans 5:8). Even when we do not “feel” God’s love, that doesn’t limit His ability to lavish goodness and grace upon us. God is love (1 John. 4:8). He has a special love for his people that will bring them into fellowship with himself and result in the full salvation from sin (John 17:23; Romans 8:29-39). This love of God will never let us go and we can always rely on him.
- God Is Working All Things Out For Your Good: God is wise (Proverbs 3:19), which means that He knows what is best and how to achieve what is best. We must realize that God is in control of everything, He knows everything. Even in bad seasons of life God is still working out His divine plan in our lives for His purpose(Romans 8:28).
How do you know if you are trusting God:
*If we trust in God, we will obey him as our sovereign Lord and because we believe He knows what is best (John 14:15).
*Trusting God will help us wait on him when He delays, regarding our prayers or the fulfillment of his promises(Psalm 33:20-22).
*Trusting God will keep us from taking matters into our own hands as if we know better than God what we should do(James 5:11).
*Trusting God cancels out fear (Psalm 34:4-5).
*If we trust God, we will be content with what He has given us (Philippians 4:11-12).
*Those who trust God will act in faith (Psalm 37:5; 33:4).
Trusting God is an essential element of true and saving faith that looks to God and finds peace, strength, contentment, and much more in all that he has done, is doing, and will do.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I come before You struggling to trust You. You have given me no reason not to trust You. I am admitting it is my own selfish ways that hinder my trust in You. Father, I ask for Your forgiveness. I am seeking Your grace as You soften my heart toward You. I am seeking Your guidance as I learn to trust You and not my eyes. I am seeking Your wisdom to walk in trust. In Jesus’ Name, Amen
PEARLStoPONDER: Trusting God may not always be easy, but it is vital for our lives.