10 Bible verses to help you remember to trust God
I’ve been a Christian officially since I was 10. That means, I’ve had more than three decades of living with God in my life. I have seen and know His faithfulness. Trusting Him should be second nature right now. Often it is, but other times, I need reminders when life starts going haywire that God is on His throne and I can trust Him completely. That’s where Bible verses about trusting God help. His Word reminds more than anything about Who God is and how much I can trust Him.
I’ve put together a list of Bible verses about trusting God to help myself and others when times get tough and we need reminding.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” — Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)
My own understanding of things is paltry at best. I don’t know what the future holds or how things are going to work out. This verse reminds me that regardless of what I know or understand, I have a God I can trust in with all my heart because He knows it all and will be there with me every single step of the way.
“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God.'” — Psalm 46:10a (NIV)
When it comes to Bible verses about trusting God, this is one of my favorites. I have trouble being still in my head. I can easily get carried away, ruminate and stress out. But this verse reminds me that I can just be still, rest and trust in God. Sometimes repeating “Be still” in my head can help calm my anxiety as I trust in the One Who is truly in control.
“Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.” — Isaiah 12:2 (NIV)
The definition for the word salvation is to save or protect from harm, destruction and loss. This verse reminds us that God is saving and protecting us. We can trust in Him and not be afraid. When God is our strength, defense and ultimate protector, we can relax and rest in Him.
“Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.” — Isaiah 26:4 (NIV)
Two things stick out to me in this verse. First, the use of the words “forever” and “eternal.” Knowing that God is Someone in Whom I can trust forever and throughout eternity is comforting to me. My brain has trouble even fathoming how long eternity is, but even just having been able to trust Him for my meager amount of years on earth is significant.
The second thing that jumps out at me is the concept of the Lord being the Rock. He’s not dirt or sand. He’s not water. God is a solid rock and firm foundation. In life, so many things can shift and change in the blink of an eye, but God remains the same — solid and true.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
God is speaking these words to Joshua, but they apply to us just as much. As we trust in God, we can rest assured that He will be with us everywhere we go. Just remembering that gives me strength and courage. It helps me not be as afraid or discouraged. Bible verses about trusting in God can also remind us that we are never alone, which is something we need to hear when life is difficult.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
When I was a child, I trusted my parents to meet my needs. I was blessed to never worry about what I’d have to eat or whether I’d have clean clothes to wear. That’s the same sort of trust I strive to have in God. I want to trust Him so completely that when something goes sideways, I don’t have to worry and can relax in knowing that He’s got it covered.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” — Romans 15:13 (NIV)
Trusting in God can fill us with joy and peace. It can give us hope beyond what even makes sense. God has given us His Holy Spirit to fill us and dwell in us. During times that we are struggling to trust in God, we can ask for help and the Holy Spirit can fill us up with strength and peace not our own. I’m so thankful for that!
“‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.'” — John 14:1 (NIV)
Jesus is speaking here. He’s just told His followers of trouble to come and that He will soon be leaving them. They’re distressed and worried. They’re afraid. I’ve felt that way. I’ve gotten news that left me shaken and unsure. I didn’t know what the future would look like. But these words from Jesus remind me that I don’t need to have a troubled heart. I just need to believe.
“It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in humans.” — Psalm 118:8 (NIV)
In my humanity, I can often be tempted to trust in other people when things go wrong. For example, dealing with various health struggles through the years have led me down a path of beginning to trust in doctors or treatments. I had to learn to make sure I was trusting in God instead.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” — Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)
Things change. People change. Life changes. But, Jesus remains steadfast and true. He is the same and we can trust in Him always because He never changes. I will never forget one of the lowest points in my life. I questioned God’s plan and purpose. Nothing made sense. My world was completely upside down, and I truly didn’t know how I’d ever endure and make it through to the other side. I spent that Sunday morning at church too overwhelmed to even sing the praise and worship songs. My mind wandered throughout much of the sermon. But my eyes saw the cross at the front of the church. And God gently reminded me that I didn’t need all the answers. I just needed to trust that He is ever faithful and true. The only thing I needed to know is that Jesus loved me so much He died for me. I could cling to that when all else failed me. That is the God we serve — One who is steadfast, true, unchanging and full of love for each of us.