Trust is one of my words for 2022. I’ve asked God for a specific word for each year for several years now, and every year he’s given me one – sometimes well in advance, sometimes at the very last minute. Most years, the word he’s given me has been extremely relevant to my situation.
This year, I feel the need to trust more than ever.
Why is it so hard to trust God sometimes? I mean, I say I trust him, but then sometimes I doubt. I say I trust him, but sometimes my actions say otherwise. Sometimes it’s tempting to take matters into my own hands in case God doesn’t come through for me.
Which is totally outside of his nature and character, because he is 100% trustworthy. He always comes through. Have you read the Bible? He came through in some crazy situations.
I want to trust God implicitly, without second-guessing anything he says. Because HE CAN BE TRUSTED. Period. End of story.
Here are some verses that are encouraging me and I hope they encourage you too:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.Psalm 25:1-2 NIV
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.Jeremiah 17:7 NIV
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?Psalm 56:3-4 NIV
They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.Psalm 112:7 NIV
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.Proverbs 16:20 NIV
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.Psalm 28:7 NIV
But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.”Psalm 31:14 NIV
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.Psalm 9:10 NIV
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.Isaiah 12:2 NIV
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.Psalm 13:5 NIV
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.Psalm 37:5-6 NIV
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.Isaiah 26:3 NIV
But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.Psalm 52:8 NIV
Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long.Psalm 86:2-3 NIV
All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for I am being persecuted without cause.Psalm 119:86 NIV
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.Proverbs 29:25 NIV
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.”Isaiah 25:9 NIV
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV, emphasis mine
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13 NIV