“The root cause of anxiety is a failure to trust all that God has promised to be for us in Jesus.” John Piper — Future Grace
These are hard times for many people. Our economy is in a shambles and the stock market is going bonkers. People are losing jobs and homes by the thousands and everything seems very bleak. What are we to do? My best answer is this…”God is still in control!” If you are a Christian know that He will take care of you…we can trust God!
God is not merely man. God is God! While man will disappoint us over and over and let us down, God is always the same. When our parents promised us something then it did not come about we were really hurt. God will not do that to us because whatever God says in His Word is true. And, there is one thing that God cannot do and that is lie.
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Num 23:19 NASB
God cannot lie and that is a very good reason why we can trust him!
Some have told me they were abused while young and now cannot trust God because they have been so hurt. Some are even angry at God for what man has done to them. The result is an angry and bitter person who loses out on all the blessings God want to give him or her.
Now let’s look at some scriptures that show us we can trust God.
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psa 9:10 NASB
Right there, in the above scripture, it says we can trust in God because He has not forsaken those who seek Him. God will not desert us!
In You our fathers trusted; They trusted and You delivered them. To You they cried out and were delivered; In You they trusted and were not disappointed. Psa 22:4-5 NASB
God’s people in the Old Testament times trusted in God and He did not let them down when they cried out to Him. They were not disappointed when they did this, so we to can call upon God in our troubles and He will hear us and answer us.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.
Psa 28:7 NASB
To think that the LORD is our strength, and He is. And, to think that He is our shield, and He is. He gives us the strength we need when we need it and he protects us all the time. When we trust in Him with our whole heart and mind we are helped by Him. When that happens it just makes our hearts overflow with joy and we can thank and praise Him for what He has done.
Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah. Psa 62:8 NASB
What a powerful scripture this is. It tells us to trust in God at all times.
Not just when things are going good, but all the time. Friends, if you are going through a rough spot right now, stop right now, and pour out your heart to God. Tell Him everything. If you need to confess a sin and repent then do it. He is our shelter. Run to Him! Don’t run to man.
“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.”
Isa 12:2 NASB
God is our salvation. Trust in Him and you do not have to be afraid. Why? Because He is our strength and our Savior. Are you afraid? Fear is a matter of not trusting God. If we truly trust God we do not have to be afraid because He can save us out of our fearful situations.
“Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock. Isa 26:4 NASB
God is Rock! He is solid. He is sturdy! He is forever! We can trust in Him because of who He is, and know that He will always be there for us.
For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Heb 13:5b KJV
An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the LORD will prosper.
Pro 28:25 NASB
Our attitude matters too. God wants us to be humble and trust in Him and we will prosper according to His will.
The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted. Pro 29:25 NASB
When we fear man it becomes a trap to us. We eventually end up ordering our life around that person or persons. We become in bondage. Instead we need to trust the Lord and live according to his precepts. He will lift us up.
In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?
Psa 56:11 NASB
When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.
Psa 56:3 NASB
Again, God is the One who we can trust. We don’t have to fear man or anything else!
Indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; 2Co 1:9 NASB
Yes, we were on death row before we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Because of that we could not trust in ourselves. We couldn’t save ourselves. But glory to God, He could, and He raised us spiritually from the dead when we were saved.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man. Psa 118:8 NASB
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.
Jer 17:7 NASB
Is your trust in the Lord? Have you come to the place after reading all these wonderful scriptures that show us why we can trust God, where you know that you cannot live your life yourself? Do you need help? Have you realized that other people will let you down every time? Who can you trust? Only One, and He is worthy of our trust.
Dear Lord, Please bless these precious truths from your Word to hurting, scared, doubting, fearful, anxious, people today. Please Lord, open their hearts that they may understand your love for them. Let them let go of past hurts and come to the comfort of you our dear Heavenly Father who can be totally trusted. In Jesus’ name. Amen.