Monday, April 23, 2012
If you have been following my blog(s) for a bit, you know that I have had lots of problems with trusting God. In my heart, I trust him, I know what his word says and that he does keep his promises of meeting one's needs, that he is for me, not against me, that he is always with me, that he never forsakes me, etc. My mind gets that too, but I have struggled with trust issues over the years, even when I can look back and see God's hand continually on my life.
I made Trust my word of the year in 2010. I was going to trust God no matter what happened and knew that he was in control, he knew what was best, etc. If anxious, I would say "I trust you Lord". If something bad happened, I would say "I trust you know what you are doing Lord, you are in control, this didn't catch you by surprise." And I kept reminding myself of God's faithfulness.
I have grown a lot in my trust of God since that time and really do grasp in my heart and my mind that he knows what is best for me, though it might not make sense at the time.
I thought I'd share a few scriptures that talk about trust that have helped me.
Psalm 31:14-15 But I trust in you O Lord, I say you are my God, my times are in your hands, deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.
Psalm 37:3 Trust in the Lord and do good, dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you have never forsaken those who seek you. (that's one of my life verses).
Psalm 13:15 But I trust in your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in your salvation.
Psalm 20:8 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Psalm 25:1 To you O Lord I lift up my soul, in you I trust oh my God.
Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.
Psalm 56:11 In God I trust. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
Proverbs 28:26 He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in you.
Isaiah 25:9 In that day they will say surely this is our God, we trusted in him and he saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in him, Let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.
I do trust in you Lord! I do know you keep your promises and your words and you will not forsake me and you know what is best and you are in control. Thank you.