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.
What does God want us to remember?
Remember God’s Promises He wants us to remember His promises and remember that He keeps them; none of the Lord’s good promises to Israel were broken; they were all kept.
What does it mean to trust God at all times?
A God who cares, even when it seems like He doesn’t; trusting in God means that whatever we go through can, in the end, be used for our u2014 and everyone’s u2014 ultimate good.
Why is it important to remember God’s faithfulness?
When we’re in trouble, it’s easy to forget how faithful God is; it’s easy to let the worries of the day overshadow the truth; but it’s important to remember each day because he is faithful all of the time, even when we don’t see it. God is with us and he is faithful, forever and always.
How can I increase my faith and trust in God?
Spending time in God’s word, learning to trust God in small things, and listening to other people’s testimonies can all help you grow in faith and trust in God.
How do I know what God wants me to do in my life?
Keeping God’s Plan for Your Life in Mind:
- Be in prayer. Being in prayer is one way to know you’re on track with God’s plan for your life.
- Be actively reading the Bible.
- Follow the commands He places on your heart.
- Seek a godly community.
- Obey the Truth.
What God wants us to pray for?
God’s desire, according to the book of Ephesians, is for us to pray “on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18). We turn to prayer because it is the most personal way to experience God, encounter Him, and grow in knowledge of Him.
Why is it so hard 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.
Can God Be Trusted?
God can only be trusted to keep his promises; he cannot be trusted to keep our agendas. This is why it is so important to have a relationship with God; we can then hold God to the promises he makes to us, rather than assuming that the promises he made to others in biblical times automatically apply to us.
What the Bible says about faithfulness?
I Corinthians 10:12-13 God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond your capacity, but will also provide a way out, so that you will be able to bear it.
How do I gain confidence in God?
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- Believe that confidence comes from God. Identify your confidence killers. Pray with unabashed honesty.
- Obey God to build confidence.
How do I deepen my faith in God?
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- Develop deep convictions. Uncover deep emotions. Cultivate deep relationships. Experience deep love. Deepen your understanding.
How do I get faith in God?
Make time to talk to Jesus every day.
- You can read devotionals, study your Bible, pray, write in a journal, or do anything else that makes you feel close to Jesus during your quiet time.
- Praise Jesus for his goodness and ask him to strengthen your faith when you’re praying.