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 trusting God mean?
Even if those things happen, trusting God means you keep turning to Him and away from the skeptics; you keep praying, even if your prayers seem to have no effect; and you keep saying, as Job did, “The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Why do we pray and trust 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 build 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 stop worrying and trusting God?
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- Stop waiting for the world to help you.
- Stop trying to impress everyone.
- Let yourself hope (in God). Identify your life needs and focus on what really matters.
- Deal with distress.
- Question yourself.
- Get advice when you’re stuck.
How can I put God first in my life?
10. Take a look at your god’s first life planner.
- Write down when you’ll spend time in God’s Word.
- Make a weekly to-do list.
- Plan family activities.
- Schedule some downtime.
- Find encouragement with verses that remind you that with God, anything is possible!
- Prayer reminders for praying throughout the day.
What God says about hard times?
Isaiah 26: 3-4 Those of steadfast mind you keep in peaceu2014because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock. 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.
How do you trust God Scriptures?
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 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 is prayer so powerful?
Prayer is a powerful weapon available to anyone who loves God and knows His son Jesus Christ. Prayer energizes a believer’s heart through the power of the Holy Spirit, and consistent prayer releases the power of God’s blessing on your life and circumstances.
What is God’s ability?
Highly Advanced Healing – God has the power to heal any type of injury. Highly Advanced Reality Warping – His power is so great that reality bends to his will. Soul Control – God has some control over souls because he created them.
How do we believe in God?
It’s important to understand that without faith (complete trust in God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and everlasting life), the relief from fear will never end. Faith in God means trusting in Him; his promise of heaven comes with that trust. Ask yourself the hard questions. Talk to priests/believers.
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.