The one thing that is certain in life is that change will be the constant. We will have good moments and we will have difficult times. In peaceful moments, it is easy to turn to our Lord, but in the turbulence it can be difficult. A way to ease our suffering in those more difficult moments is to already have made a habit, a practiced skill of turning to the Lord, trusting God in both good and bad times.Are you suffering through a time of trial right now? Do you feel like there is no one to assist you in your current feelings of vulnerability? Do you feel that the world and even those closest to you do not see you, hear you, or are generally not reliable? Since God created us, He wants us to depend on Him and only Him. He gifted us His sacred Word. God’s ineffable wisdom in His Word can be your anchor in the turbulent waters in whatever storm at sea you may be facing now.
Many verses in the Bible can help you practice trusting God in your trials. In these verses, you can experience the truth of our living God who is our rock to rely on, who sees you and hears you. He stays right next to us even when we in our limited understanding feel He may be far away.
You can use these verses in times of prayer and meditation to overcome worry, fear, and discouragement. The Word tells us to incessantly pray and turn to Him in our lives. Make connection with Him and dependence on Him as a way of life. Turn His Word into prayers so you open a conversation and stay in conversation with God during calm days as well as stormy days.
Bible Verses to Help with Trusting God
Here are the best Bible verses for trusting God that you can use especially when facing trials. Write them out and have them handy to meditate on both when you are tempted to lose hope, and also when the waters may be calmer, keeping that steady and constant relationship with the Lord in good or bad times. Within a consistent practice in relationship with the Lord, repetition is always the center.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6
These verses map out a plan for you: trust God, don’t rely on yourself, seek God’s will, and look for the way he shows you. Make this your prayer every day, and your faith will become stronger.
What a comfort it is to know that God never leaves us or forsakes. He is right beside you, leading the way and always staying with you. Because of this truth, you can surrender your fear and discouragement and even your gratitude and joy to Him. Surrender your entire heart to our living Lord.
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. – Deuteronomy 31:8
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11
In the flesh, we have limited understanding, and in difficult times, this feeling of uncertainty may feel even more present. God still holds your future in his hands. He wants the best for you. As you trust and rely on Him and His promises, He will renew your hope and fill your heart with His love.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. – John 8:36
Do you perceive that you are in bondage to someone or something? As a believer, you have freedom from all bondage through Jesus. He will help you not feel overtaken by your trial but remind you that he’s walking beside you in it.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. – Mark 11:24
Prayer can be a great comfort. God wants to hear everything from you – nothing is too small or too big. Pour out your heart in prayer, asking God for what you want. Trust him to provide the wisest answer in his perfect timing. He knows your heart.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9
We can be strong and courageous, even in our trials, when we trust that God will be with us. If your trial causes you to worry, picture God surrounding you. Visualize him fighting for you, doing all the heavy lifting for you. He is faithful to the ones he loves.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19
What are you lacking in your time of trial? As your perfect heavenly provider, God is ready and willing to give you what you need. Ask him for what you need and trust him to provide for you. He is your rock and savior.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4
Even in the most difficult times, you can praise God’s character and faithfulness, because this never changes. Take delight in this truth. Trust the desires of your heart to him daily, and he’ll comfort you.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4
This psalm has comforted many people. Like a good shepherd, Jesus walks beside you in the most tough times. His rod will show you the right way in godly discipline, and His staff will protect you and watches over every step you take.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold[a] of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? – Psalm 27:1
God is your light in the darkest moments. He will save you and protect you. When you are tempted to be fearful, remember this verse and allow God’s love and light to wash over you and possess your mind, soul, and heart.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. – Psalm 34:17
God wants you to call to Him for help in humility and conscientious righteousness. He will help you in many creative ways, if only you ask and surrender your will to His will.
Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me. – Psalm 50:15
You can call on God always. Keep close to Him in prayer and He promises to set your path straight.
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. – Psalm 86:5
Remember when you call on God that He is abounding in love to you. He always has good in mind for you, and constantly offers you forgiveness for your mistakes. Meditate on this promise when you need assurance that God cares for you.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. – Romans 8:1
Do you feel like God is somehow punishing you in the trial you are experiencing? When we follow Jesus, God does not take a stance of condemnation toward us. Instead, He uses our trials for our good to encourage us to walk in His ways and in His Will.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
No matter how difficult your life may seem to feel right now, God is using what happens for your ultimate good. You may not be able to see this in the moment. You may someday be able to see it in hindsight, or it may be also that in some trials, we may never know why God allows them to happen.
What we know is that God wants you to trust in His grand plan; that He is orchestrating all things and ultimately it is for your good, a good that you may not even fathom or understand with our limited understanding in our flesh-driven existence.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39
This passage holds great encouragement for people going through difficult trials. Despite the problems you are facing, God’s love for you is strong and constant. Nothing can separate you from it. As you meditate on this verse, soak in God’s love for you. May His unending love be your sole reliance, strengthen your faith, sanctify your heart, despite any circumstance that you might perceive to be easy or difficult, and may His amazing love and grace carry you through the rest of your days.
Christian Counseling for Times of Trial
Trusting God especially in your trials can be difficult to do on your own. You may have many fears, doubts, and mixed emotions that are weighing you down. However, you can get help from a compassionate Christian counselor.
The counselors at Seattle Christian Counseling are able to support you in whatever difficulty you might be experiencing at this time, in running the good race, as the Word tells us, in Jesus and toward Jesus. No matter what you are facing, your counselor can walk together with you in your journey in learning to trust God in it. Give us a call today to set up a consultation.
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