How to Trust God, Even in Difficult Times | Cru
Many of us want to trust God, but how do we know when things are unsteady and uncertain? How do you trust God when you don’t understand what’s going on? When you can’t see a way out? These are valid concerns, and God wants to assist you in answering them.
What Does It Mean to Trust God?
Trusting God means living a life of belief in and obedience to God, even when it’s difficult. The Bible says that God cannot lie and that He always keeps His promises, so trusting God means living a life of belief in and obedience to God, even when it’s difficult.
How to Trust God
When you trust someone, you feel comfortable telling them anything, and God is far more trustworthy than even your most trustworthy friend. When you trust, you turn to God and His word when life gets tough, and you act on obedience (doing what God says in His Word) and trust that He will take care of the rest.
When life throws you a curveball, you can cling to God’s unfailing, unchanging Word. If you don’t run to the Word in difficult times, it’s easier for you to be led into lies about your life and who God is.
2. Confess Unbelief
It’s good to acknowledge that God’s character is good and trustworthy; you can agree with Him that everything He says is true, but you can also tell Him when you don’t believe Him; confession helps you to humble yourself and allows you to grow in trust.
Paul reminded his friend that collaboration is important because it helps us understand God and His plan better. Fellow believers can remind you of God’s character through encouragement and accountability, and community reminds you that you are never alone, even in difficult times, according to Pastor Rick Warren.
4. Remember God and Spend Time With Him
Difficult times may seem to last forever, but they do not, and God is present in both good and bad times. Making a regular time with the Lord when things are going well will help you to continue to go to Him when things are going badly.
Giving thanks combats the lie that everything is bad; even in tragic circumstances, there will be light and grace. Trust grows as you seek God’s presence in what feels dark and heavy.
6. Walk in the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is your constant companion, pointing you to Jesus, comforting and reminding you of the truth, and leading you in obedience. Walking closely with the Spirit will not only provide direction, but it will also remind you that you are not alone.
The Holy Spirit will guide you to what you should do, but sometimes you just have to wait. Continue to seek the Lord faithfully, but wait on His timing and for Him to act on your behalf. He will sustain you and grow your faith while you wait.
When Trust Falters
Even if you don’t see your prayers answered right away, you can trust God to sustain you, provide for you, and be there for you during difficult times. God doesn’t ask you to trust Him blindly; He wants you to get to know him as a person.
Why must we trust in God?
God knows everything we are going through right now and everything we will go through in the future, and he knows the best way to handle every situation so we get the best possible result, and we must trust him with it, following his path and trusting that he knows best, because he does.
How do you trust God?
TRUST (in God): faith in God’s ability, strength, and truth. To put it another way, trusting in God means believing what He says about Himself, the world, and you is true and unchangeable. Trusting is a choice, not a feeling. The Bible repeatedly tells us that God loves us and always keeps His promises.
How do I trust God to pray?
Trusting God Prayer Points
- Ask God For What You Need.
- Put God Where He Belongs.
- Declare Your Trust.
- Praise God For His Faithful Love. If you’re familiar with any of David’s psalms, you know that he wasn’t shy about sharing everything with God.
How do you trust God in difficult times?
When it comes to having faith in God during difficult times, look to God’s promises. God’s Word is full of promises that teach us how to have faith in God during difficult times. He tells us not to worry, to pray, and that He will give us peace that we can’t imagine.
Why do we struggle to trust God?
One reason we struggle to trust the Lord is that we are looking and focusing on our current situation rather than God’s promises; another reason is that we remember going through difficult times. It’s because God is upholding you. He has been by your side.
What did Jesus say about trust?
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” “Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but whoever walks in wisdom will be delivered.”
Why should I trust God verses?
Trusting God in the Bible: 10 Bible Verses
- U201cTrust in the LORD with all your heart,
- U201cDelight yourself in the LORD,
- U201cOur soul waits for the LORD
- U201cYou keep him in perfect peace.
- U201cBehold, God is my salvation
- U201cAnd those who know your name put.
How do you trust God when everything goes wrong?
So, to summarize, if you want to learn how to trust God even when everything is going wrong,
- Spend time first thing in the morning putting on His Mighty Armor.
- Practice talking to Him throughout the day.
- Thank Him for everything He has and continues to bless you with.
- Relinquish control and give it all to Him.
What does God say about emptiness?
Emptiness is a wake-up call to turn to God, who is the only One who can turn emptiness into fullness and fill us with His fullness and blessing, even if everything around us remains empty. Emptiness cries out that my life is empty, my motivation is empty, my spirit is empty, and thus I have empty resources.
Do you have faith in God during hard times?
It can be difficult to trust God during difficult times, according to Second Corinthians 5:7, but as believers, we know that His ways are not our ways, and that He will ultimately work all things for good (Isaiah 55:8-9, Romans 8:28). Having faith in God’s presence can help you find peace.
How do you pray through hard times?
Help me to not be afraid of the future, but to boldly trust that you are in control when my emotions overwhelm me and I don’t know what to say; and when I can’t speak and don’t know what to say, help me to “Be still, and know that you are God.” Be my comforter, healer, and bring me peace, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
How do I accept God’s timing?
It’s difficult to wait for God’s timing, but God’s timing is always perfect.
- #1: Waiting on God’s plans takes patience and faith.
- #2: Waiting is difficult, but it serves a purpose.
- 1) Pray.
- 2) Read Your Bible.
- 3) Surrender to the Process.
- 4) Think about the Lessons in the Wait.
- 5) Focus on the Blessings.
What does God say in times of trouble?
Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack nothing good. Isaiah 26: 3-4 Those of steadfast mind you keep in peaceu2014because they trust in you.
What the Bible says about life struggles?
Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Deuteronomy 31:6,8 Be strong and courageous; have no fear or dread of them, for the Lord your God is with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.
How do you know when God is telling you something?
Repetition, or when a theme or message jumps out at you repeatedly, is one of the most obvious ways God tries to get your attention. It can be through Scripture, sermons, articles, podcasts, or any other means He chooses.