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Why not trust God again?

“Don’t dig in doubt, what you’ve planted in Faith.”
Elisabeth Elliot

 I must confess the past few months I’ve struggled to “Trust God”, so many things have happened and I’ve shed my fair share of tears. Frustrated, confused and feeling overwhelmed l was constantly on my knees asking God to answer my prayers. I wanted something magical and out of this world to happen instantly. I begged God to come down from Heaven and talk to me personally, l mean l really needed an answer straight away. One day l woke up in the middle of the night grabbed my bible, concordance, journal, highlighter and pens, with tears in my eyes l searched for the word “Trust” in the bible and l was amazed at how many verses there are in the bible about trusting God.

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Firstly, let us define the term “trust”. The dictionary definition says;

Trust is reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety of a person or thing. It is confidence and a confident expectation of something. We can go on further and search for the meaning of “reliance” which is the confident or trustful dependence on something or someone.

So to me trusting God means knowing beyond a shadow of doubt that He loves us, cares for us and has our best interest at heart. It’s so sad how we are so quick to trust our family, friends, the bank, work, the university people and so on but we are so slack when it comes to trusting in God, the one who created us, knows us and has our names written on the palm of His hand.

That night the first verse l turned to was 1 Peter 5:6-7 which says;

“Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. (AMP)

Next I searched for verses on trust, I will share 20 of them. I encourage you to get your bible, highlight them and memorize them. If you are struggling to trust God about an area in your life, I encourage you to start trusting Him again for His word is true and He wants nothing but the best for all of us.

  • Psalms 9:10

And those who know your name will put their TRUST in you;
for you Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. (NIV)

  • 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. (NIV)

  • Psalm 25:1-3

“Unto you, O Lord, do l bring my life. Oh my God, l TRUST, lean on, rely on, and am confident in You. Let me not be put to shame or [my hope in You] be disappointed; let not my enemies triumph over me. Yes, let no one who trust and wait hopefully and look for You be put to shame or be disappointed;…” (AMP)

  • Psalms 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart TRUSTS in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy and with my song l praise Him. (NIV)

  • Psalm 40:4

Blessed is that man who makes The Lord His TRUST, and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. (NKJV)

  • Psalm 56:3

Whenever l am afraid, l will TRUST in you. (NKJV)

  • Psalm 84:12

O Lord of Hosts, Blessed is the man who trusts in You. (NKJV)

  • Psalm 143:8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for l have put my TRUST in you. Show me the way l should go, for to you l lift up my soul.(NIV)

  • Psalm 118:8

It is better to TRUST in The Lord than to put confidence in man. (NKJV)

  • Isaiah 26:3-4

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because He trusts in you. TRUST in The Lord forever, for in Yah, The Lord, is everlasting strength. (NKJV)

  • Job 13:15

Though He slay me, yet I will TRUST Him. Even so, l will defend my own ways before Him. (NKJV)

  • Isaiah 2:22

Stop TRUSTING in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem? (NIV)

  • Proverbs 30:5

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their TRUST in Him. (NKJV)

  • 2 Samuel 22:31

As for God, His way is perfect; The word of The Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who TRUST in Him. (NKJV)

  • Psalm 5:11

But let all those rejoice who put their TRUST in You, let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them; Let those also who love your name be joyful in you. (NKJV)

  • Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom l will TRUST; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.(NKJV)

  • Psalm 31:19

Oh, how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you, which you have prepared for those who TRUST in you, In the presence of the sons of men! (NKJV)

  • Psalm 146:3-4

Do not put your TRUST in princes, Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; In that very day His plans perish.

  • Jeremiah 17:5

Thus says The Lord, “Cursed is the man who TRUSTS in man and makes flesh His strength, whose hearts departs from The Lord.

And finally my personal favourite:

Psalm 37:3-6

TRUST in The Lord {Miriam}, and do good; Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in The Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to The Lord, TRUST also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light and your justice as the noonday. (NKJV)

l know it can be so hard to trust God when things are not going your way but His word is true and trusting Him is the only thing that we can do. God will always come through for us. The more I’m learning to trust Him, the happier l am. I am at peace knowing that God has everything under control. There is NOTHING that is too hard for my God to do. His timing is perfect and In HIS time, in “due” time, He will answer our prayers, It may not be in the way that we want but it will be in the best possible way. My challenge for you this month is “Why not trust God again”? We have no reason to doubt!

Is there any area of your life that you are struggling to Trust God with? Do you have any prayer request? Leave a comment below and l will pray for you. Keep your eyes focused on Jesus Christ!

By | 2017-02-16T18:01:28+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: All Articles, Archives, Devotions|6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Angelique November 1, 2014 at 1:25 PM - Reply

    Hiiiii Miriam,

    This blog was soooooo encouraging, it was exactly what I needed to read and meditate on.
    Theres a mistake you said
    Isaiah 17:5
    Thus says The Lord, “Cursed is the man who TRUSTS in man and makes flesh His strength, whose hearts departs from The Lord.

    its actually Jeremiah 17:5 🙂

    Thanks for this again and please keep my family and I in prayer.
    God Bless

    • Miriam November 1, 2014 at 2:44 PM - Reply

      Oh praise God Sis., glad it was encouraging! 🙂 And thank you so much for pointing out my mistake… I’ve corrected it now.,. Your a star…xxx

  2. Choolwe Masenke November 2, 2014 at 5:01 AM - Reply

    Thank you so much for this. Came at the time when I needed it the most. God bless you Mirriam

  3. eudy November 7, 2014 at 5:28 AM - Reply

    This article has inspired me to trust in God again even though things in my life may not be going the way I want them to. Please keep me in your prayers

  4. Bulela Mahe February 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM - Reply

    Reading this post while at work and i decided to print it out so i could go and read it tonight at home. You touching me when you talk about trusting the Lord again. i sometimes find it so hard to do so and i find myself praying for the sake of praying but dont really trust that the Lord will hear my prayer. Thanks for this reminder Miriam. God Bless

  5. Faith March 4, 2015 at 1:21 PM - Reply

    please pray for me so that i can get a very good accommodation with my family, we are suppose to move from where we are staying………..so encouraging will print this

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