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.
How do I pray to God for help?
2. H.E.L.P.’s Psalms Prayer
- H. u201c Hear me, Lord, and respond to me because I am poor and needy.u201d ( Psalm 86:1)
- E. u201c Establish my steps in your word.u201d ( Psalm 119:133)
- L. u201c Let your compassion quickly meet our needs because we are on the verge of despair.u201d ( Psalm 79:8)
- P. u201c Protect me, God, because I take refuge in You.u201d
What is the meaning of Matthew 25 40?
As followers of Jesus, we have a choice: respond to unsettling realities in fear and withdraw, or follow Him in responding to the greatest needs of our day with love and hope. Matthew 25:35-36, 40 (NIV) God wants our lives to overflow with mercy, love, and compassion u2014 the marks of His kingdom.
How does God help you make decisions?
God gives us the freedom to live our lives as we wish, and God wants us to choose, because we love him and want to obey him, to make our decisions within the overall blueprint of his will, with the Holy Spirit guiding us even as we have the freedom to do so.
How does God help us in difficult times?
Go to God’s promises when trusting Him in difficult times. God’s Word is full of promises that teach us about having faith in God during difficult times. He tells us not to worry, to pray, and He will give us peace like we’ve never known. He tells us that He is right there with us, in the trenches.
How do I pray to God for a miracle?
Repeat the Catholic “Miracle Prayer” to help you focus: “Lord Jesus, I come before Thee, just as I am, I am sorry for my sins, I repent of my sins, please forgive me, and I forgive all others for what they have done against me in Thy Name.”
What is the most powerful healing prayer?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
What does Matthew 25 say in the Bible?
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, with all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory, and all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates sheep from goats, putting the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.”
What you did not do for one of these least ones you did not do for me?
‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me,’ He will respond. ‘And these will go to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.’
What did Jesus say about feeding the hungry?
For I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me something to drink, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me in, I needed clothes and you provided them, I was sick and you cared for me, and I was in prison and you came to see me.”
How do I make godly choices?
Simply talk to God and ask Him to show you His will, then read your Bible, all of which must be connected to making a wise and godly decision. God will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER ask you to make a decision that contradicts His word…
Why does God give us free will?
Prevenient grace, which comes from God’s eternal essence and is therefore necessary, allows people to use their God-given free will to choose the salvation offered by God in Jesus Christ or to reject that salvific offer, as humans are corrupted by the effects of sin.
How do we seek God’s will?
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 does God say in times of trouble?
Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in 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.
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.
Why does God want us to be patient?
God wants to cultivate patience in us in order to slow us down and teach us how to trust in him; God does not test us just to test us; rather, he tests us in order to teach us to walk in his ways and to trust in him.