Can I trust God? Will He really pull through for me? Does He hear me when I cry out to Him? Am I in this alone, because God seems silent?
These questions and more have been spoken many times from God fearing Christians. We don’t see an answer and we get nervous and start to doubt. We expect our prayers to be answered right away; on our timeframe.
God is not moved by time or space. He sees everything. He knows everything. Your circumstance is ever before your Creator. He knows what you need, even before you need it. Trusting God is an ongoing process.
“Trust Jesus, and you are saved. Trust self, and you are lost.”
Charles H. Spurgeon (a sermon on personal service)
That’s a profound statement, and so true. If we trust ourselves, we can lead ourselves astray. Our human nature wants to rely on our self. After all, we’re always there, always looking out for number one, and we think we know what’s best for us. Unfortunately we don’t see the whole picture to really make the best decisions.
God sees everything. He knows all about you and your character. He knows you better than you know yourself. He created you! Therefore, the Creator knows more about His creation then that creation knows about itself.
God created you for a specific purpose and plan. He “knit you in your mother’s womb,” (Psalm 139:13 Amplified Bible) and you’re “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalms 139:14 NKJV). He knows you. He knows how you will respond or not respond to things. It’s wise to trust the Creator of our lives for everything. For what He created is wonderful and marvelous, and our soul knows very well (Psalm 139:14b NKJV).
Trust is faith in action. It believes God is working on your situation. Even though we don’t know just how God is working, He is! Even if we can’t see Him working at the start, He is!
Our eyes and understanding are limited. When we don’t see the results we want, our faith falters, and we are left with worry and doubt. I know, I’ve done it many times. But, in those moments of looking and not seeing, tell yourself, “Hold on!” Say out loud, “I can trust Him!”
When you don’t see God’s hand working out your troubles, trust His heart. His heart is for you! He’s making a way where there seems to be no way. He’s restoring you. He’s working out your situation for His glory and in His time.
God wants us to trust Him with all things. How do we do that? If we do trust God, will He make us do something we don’t want to do? Would He change us into something we don’t want to be if we give Him total and complete control? It’s hard to trust until we read more about why we should trust.
The trust issue in my life was big. I fought and struggled with it. I was reading in the Psalms and noticed so many passages that mentioned trust and what happens when I do trust Him. I found over eighty-five verses between NKJV and CEV that talk about trusting God and what the results will be. In the Contemporary English Version, the word, “trust” is translated as “wait”, “hope”, “believe” or “steadfastness”. They seemed to be interchangeable; also “love” and “mercy” are interchangeable as well. Knowing the facts about trusting God helps us to trust Him.
In the chart below you will find some of the verses on trust in the book of Psalms. First column is the verse, then Translation, then Trust Factor, and then the results. (There is more of this article after the chart)
Psalms Trust Factor
VRS TRANS TRUST FACTOR RESULTS
2:12b NKJV Blessed are those who put their trust in Him Blessing/favor
4:5 NKJV/CEV Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and trust Obedience/favor
5:11,12 NKJV Let all those rejoice who put their trust Joy, defense, favor
7:1 NKJV O LORD my God, in You I put my trust Safety, deliverance
9:10 CEV/NKJV Everyone who honors Your name can trust You God is faithful
11:1 NKJV In the Lord I put my trust Surety
13:5 NKJV I trusted in Your mercy Forgiveness, salvation
16:1 NKJV In You I put my trust Preserves me
17:7 NKJV O You who save those who trust in You Salvation/rescues
18:2 NKJV My God, my strength, in whom I will trust Rock, fortress, deliverer
18:30 NKJV He is a shield to all who trust in Him Shield, protector
20:7 CEV/NKJV Some trust the power of chariots or horses We trust You, surety
21:7 NKJV For the king trusts in the LORD Shall not be moved
22:4 NKJV Our father’s trusted in You Deliverance
22:5 NKJV They trust in You They were not ashamed
22:8 NKJV/CEV He trusted in the LORD Rescue, deliver
25:2 NKJV/CEV O my God, I trust in You Not ashamed, not defeated
25:5 CEV I always trust You Guide, instruct, safety
25:20 NKJV I put my trust in You Keeps, delivers, no shame
25:21 CEV/NKJV I trust You Integrity and uprightness
26:1 NKJV I have also trusted in the LORD Vindicates, shall not slip
27:3 CEV I will trust You No fear in the face of war
27:14 CEV Trust the LORD! Strength and bravery
28:7 CEV/NKJV I trust you completely. Strong shield, help
31:1 NKJV In You, O LORD, I put my trust Never ashamed, deliverer
31:5 CEV I trust You Faithful, rescued me
31:6, 7 NKJV/CEV But, I trust in the LORD Glad, Rejoice in mercy
31:14 CEV/NKJV I trust You, LORD I claim you as my God
31:19 CEV/NKJV For all who honor and trust You Blessings stored up for us
31:24 CEV All who trust the LORD Cheerful and strong
32:10 NKJV/CEV He who trusts in the LORD Mercy surrounds, gladness
33:18 CEV Honor and trust His kindness LORD watches over
33:21 NKJV/CEV We have trusted in His holy name Hearts rejoice
34:8 NKJV Blessed is the man who trusts in Him Blessed, God is good
34:10 CEV But if you trust the LORD Never miss anything good
34:22 NKJV Those who trust in Him Never condemned, saved
36:7, 8 NKJV Children of men put their trust Lovingkindness, satisfied
37:3 NKJV/CEV Trust in the LORD and live right Desires of heart
37:5 CEV Trust Him to help God will lead you
37:7, 9 CEV Trust the LORD The land will be yours
40:3 CEV/NKJV They will honor and trust You New song, blessing
42:5, 11 CEV I trust You! God removes depression
43:5 CEV I trust You! Not discouraged/restless
55:23 NKJV/CEV But I will trust in You. Destruction to evil men
56:4 NKJV/CEV In God I have put my trust No fear, safety
56:11 CEV/NKJV I trust You No fear, no harm
57:1 NKJV For my soul trusts in You Mercy, refuge
61:4 NKJV I will trust in the shelter of Your wings Fellowship, shelter
64:10 NKJV Be glad in the LORD, and trust in Him Gladness, shall glory
71:1 NKJV In You, O LORD, I put my trust Never be ashamed
71:5 NKJV You are my trust from my youth Hope
84:12 NKJV Blessed is the man who trusts in You Blessed
86:2 NKJV/CEV Save Your servant who trusts in You Preserves life, salvation
91:2 NKJV/CEV My God, in Him I will trust Fortress, place of safety
112:7 NKJV/CEV His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD Steadfastness, no fear
115:11 NKJV/CEV You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD Help and shield
119:42 NKJV For I trust in Your word Gives answers
119:66 CEV I trust Your commandments Gives wisdom/good sense
119:74 CEV I trust (hope) in Your word Your servants will be glad
125:1 NKJV Those who trust in the LORD Cannot be moved
130:7 CEV Israel, trust the LORD! Mercy and salvation
143:8 NKJV/CEV For in You do I trust Loving kindness, guidance
Proverbs 3:5 – 6
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”
Waiting on the Lord was all I could do at times. I couldn’t rely on myself and my thinking because it brought too many bad choices. My wisdom is limited and self-centered. I had to lean on the Lord constantly and not my own understanding. I realized if I relied on my own understanding I would fall, but if I relied on God and his word, I was stable.
During my devotions and journal writing one morning, I came up with this little reminder to help me trust the Lord:
It’s totally laying yourself at the feet of Jesus, knowing he’s the only One who can help you. There were times when it was all I could do to just get out of bed in the morning, let alone trust that God would bring me out of my mess. You may have felt the same way at times. Feelings of fear and uncertainty can overwhelm us if we let them. Personally, I had to tell God, “I don’t feel like trusting You right now, but I will trust you for trust’s sake.” Believe it or not, it helped me get through that moment. God is trustworthy even when we don’t feel or believe he is. Trust God for trust’s sake, if you can’t find any other reason to. God will meet you there.
When we taste and see that the Lord is good, we forget our concerns and doubts about God.
Psalm 34:8 – 10 (NLT)
“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! Fear the LORD, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing.”
It is better to trust in the Lord then in anything or anybody else in your life. Trust God for He is trustworthy!
Your sister in Christ,
Pastor Kris Belfils