6 Reasons You Should Trust God

Trust. Trust is something that comes natural to children. They seem to trust easily and genuinely. But as children grow into adults, a lot of them lose trust. As adults, we lose this trust for various reasons. We don’t mean to lose it, but we do. Most adults don’t trust easily.  

I think that is why Jesus said to come to Him like a little child. I think He is saying go back to being that little child that trusts without question or reservation. Loving Jesus and growing in your walk with God is really a relationship of trust. 

If you were to ask most people right now if they trust God, most will tell you no. But they also don’t easily trust family, friends, or anyone else. But God is a God we can totally trust.  

I remember struggling with trust not too long ago. We say we trust until it is tested. I had to trust God with my children. As they were growing up in our local church, their hearts grew for ministry in missions. Both of my sons wanted to travel overseas—without me. I knew I needed to trust God to keep the airplane in the air and my kids safe on the ground. I had no choice. I had to let them go, and I had to learn to trust God with their lives. But how would that look in the real life of my heart?  

It was in these six areas I leaned on and depended totally on God. My sons wanted to travel to South America and to Germany. If anything happened to them, I couldn’t get there to help them. I depended on the only source of help: God. It wasn’t easy at first. I felt my heart flutter and my mind filled with tons of thoughts of injury, sickness, or worse, and I couldn’t get to them. I knew if I kept this up, I would not rest the entire 10 days they were gone. I would be miserable and in fear and torment. I had to trust God.  

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One morning, God gave me some rest from His Word. Let me share with you six reasons you should trust God when you can’t trust anything or anyone else.  

6 Reasons You Should Trust God

He Knows Your Name  

But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.”  

Isaiah 43:1

I could let my kids go across the ocean or across town in horrible interstate traffic because of this verse. I could rest and trust in God because He created them and me. He formed my children. He tells me to not fear in this verse. He calls me and my children by name and with assurance, He says He knows my name and the names of my sons. This verse gives me great comfort and peace because God knows us. He is ever watching us no matter where we are. So, if you’re a momma, know that God has His eye on your kids, no matter where they are.  

He Will Fight for You 

“The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”   

Exodus 14:14

No matter what battle you face, you are not in it alone. No matter what situation comes up or what trial is looming, God will fight for you. No matter what thoughts you have a hard time overcoming, He will fight with you. He will come on the scene and protect you and guard you. You really won’t have to say a word to defend yourself. You can trust that He will be there.  

He Thinks About You 

“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” 

Psalms 139:17

God thinks about you and me all the time! Yes, all the time. No matter the day or night, His thoughts of you and me are so great. So, when my sons were going far away from me, I can trust God is thinking about them even when I am not. When my mind is on something else, God has His thoughts on them. What a great promise. When people forget about you, God will not forget about you. He thinks the most wonderful precious thoughts of us and of our children.  

He Has Plans for You  

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”  

Jeremiah 29:11

When God is thinking about us, have you ever wondered what He is thinking? Well, we know from the Bible the thoughts are peaceful and not evil and they are of a good ending for us. So, when my sons went to a foreign nation, God had thoughts about them that were peaceful, and nothing evil. He was thinking good thoughts about their trip and how He could give them a good ending, a good day, a good life.  

He is Your Refuge  

“He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”

Psalms 62:6-8

No matter what is going on in our lives, God is our strength. He is our rock and the one we lean on to not be moved. I love this verse because it is so personal. No one else can lean for you. No one else can cry out and pour out your heart to Him but you. In those times, He is your strength, your rock, and your refuge. Because of that, I can trust Him all the time and in everything and with every precious possession I have.  

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He is always with You 

“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”   

Matthew 28:20

I think this last reason is most important. You can trust God because He never leaves us. We don’t know of any other person who is always with us, never leaving. But the Lord is. I could send my kids on airplanes that went hundreds of miles away or just to the next state and trust if I wasn’t with them, God was. I remember other people asking me was I worried about them going away. No! I really wasn’t. I knew if I didn’t let go and let God and trust Him with them, I would worry myself silly. God is always with us. Never forget that. No matter where your loved one is–He is there.  

The ending to the story is my sons went to South America and to Germany. They arrived safely and returned safely, and I didn’t worry about them one bit while they were gone. There was nothing I could do to protect them, anyway. But the God that never leaves, the one that has a plan, the one that knows their names and thinks about them and fights for them if they need Him, was there with them. That is reason enough to trust Him. So, trust Him today. I invite you to memorize these scriptures and use them as your anchor.  


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