Trust isn’t an easy thing to come by but it’s one of the most important parts of our relationship with God.
When times are tough and things aren’t going our way, that’s when we find it the most difficult to trust God.
We doubt that God is going to come through for us, we lack faith in His promises, and we worry ourselves with endless thoughts about our future.
The problem is that this is the exact opposite of how God wants us to react to the difficult circumstances in our lives.
God wants us to trust Him when we’re having doubts and are unsure about what to do.
He wants us to believe in His promises when we think that things are going to get worse.
So how can you trust God when you feel like trusting God is impossible?
Read on to find out.
First of All, What is Trust?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines trust as, “The belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, or effective.”
We all know that God is the full embodiment of this definition and so much more.
Then why is it so hard for us to trust Him?
I believe it’s because our environment (e.g. society) has programmed us to not trust anyone or anything.
I think we all know the statement, “It’s too good to be true.”
It means that the better someone or something sounds, the more likely we are to find fault with them due to our disbelief.
Many times, this becomes second-nature to us and we don’t even know that we’re doing it. It becomes embedded in our subconscious.
But that’s not the case with God. God is never too good to be true.
In fact, God wants to surprise us in a BIG way. Just check out this verse below.
3 Steps to Trusting God More in Your Life
You might be surprised to learn that trust is like a muscle that you have.
The more that you exercise it, the more that it grows and is strengthened. So how can you strengthen your trust muscle? Here are a few exercises:
1. Surrender yourself and all of your troubles to God.
When you realize that there’s supernatural strength available to you from above, then your perspective on life will change.
You can move from worry to worship by realizing that God is in control of every circumstance in your life. Tweet
Let Him be the Master of you and of everything in your life.
Once you stop trying to do things in your own strength, God will take over and lift you to new heights.
2. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones.
Your thoughts are extremely powerful and they can affect things like your mood, your attitude, and yes, even your actions.
So when you find yourself thinking negative thoughts that are bringing you down, start thinking about positive scriptures that will lift you up. Tweet
You can do this by committing to memory a favorite scripture. For example:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Keep repeating that positive verse out loud, like this one from Proverbs, until your negative thoughts are replaced with God’s peace that transcends all understanding.
3. Ask God to give you patience.
It’s a fact that God will come through for you at just the right moment. He’ll never fail you.
You’ll need to stay in prayer during this time because your faith will be tested.
During your trial, ask God to give you patience and to help you trust that He knows what’s best for you.
Remember, God is never a second late, He always shows up on time. Tweet
Trust God with your life.
Expect good things to happen to you. Expect greatness. Expect God’s favor in all areas of your life.
This doesn’t mean that life will be easy but it does mean that God will deliver you out of every situation you’re in.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. -Psalm 34:19
Know that God can and will work miracles on your behalf. He can and will move mountains for you.
All you have to do is trust that He will come through for you.