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.  

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.  

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.

-Proverbs 3:5-6

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.  

Key Takeaway

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.

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64 Comments

  1. Dave July 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Wendelin-

    I want to personally thank you for taking the time to share the God given gifts Jesus has provided to you. I also want you to know that I heard and appreciate the way you communicated the message of Trusting God.

    Tonight God provided a victory when I decided to think upon whats pure, lovely and true. I searched How to Trust God at all Times and I found your message. Be encouraged in all ways and at all times. Your exemplary effort to trust God is evident. Fight and do not let the enemy try to still your Joy.

    Thank you again Im excited to share this with my wife. Please pray for our success with the implementation.

    Respectfully, your Brother in Christ Jesus

    Dave Scopino

    • Wendelin Phillips July 16, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Dear Dave,

      You are very welcome. I am truly grateful, humbled, and encouraged by your response to my post. Trusting God at all times is extremely important! I am excited about your victory and about you sharing the message with your wife. God will remove mountains from your life. The victory is yours while God gets all the glory.

      Thank you once again for your encouragement in me committing to share God’s Word with the world! May God bless you and your family now and always!

      Respectfully, your Sister in Christ Jesus,
      Wendelin

    • Wendy Urbina January 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      I really appreciate this very much right now. I can relate to everything on this page. It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this, and reminding me that God will always come through. January 8th, 2018 opened my eyes that I am nothing without God! I surrender to God! I trust in the Lord with all my problems.

      Please pray for me.
      I made a promise to God to forgive all my sins. I know he will never fail me when I come to him!

  2. Brian Dunkel August 10, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you. A well written message received at the right time.

    • Wendelin Phillips August 11, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      You are welcome. May God bless you.

  3. Anonymous October 21, 2015 at 7:40 am

    Thank you for your remembrance of keeping our mind on God’s word! This was a confirmation of what I just wrote on my Loving Arms Ministries pg.
    Many blessing to you!

  4. Anonymous November 1, 2015 at 2:17 am

    This is truly encouraging,I have given my friends the link, so they can too be blessed.

  5. Anonymous November 6, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    This is a very inspiring and empowering article. On a day like today, it is just what I need! Thank you for sharing.

    • Anonymous November 11, 2015 at 1:46 am

      Simple but powerful message. Thanks for sharing.

  6. molly achieng November 29, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    I am encouraged by this message, May God continue working through you to bring joy into the lives of other christians

  7. Gina December 2, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Thank you for this I have been a christian my whole life and I still struggle with trusting God. It is so true that God is never too good to be true.

    • Dexter March 23, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      I also endorse this. In my heart I always want to.trust God. He has brought me so far. I know I have strayed, but I dont want to stray anymore. I want to really really get that gift of trusting God cemented in my mind, heart and soul. I just needed to get inspired with your words Dave. I feel good about it and hope from now and most of all when I awake tomorrow I can believe in myself and practice your guidelines.

      l hope that all persons who are searching and transforming their lives get an opportunity to read your message above.

      God continues to bless you!!!

    • Dexter March 23, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      l meant Wendelin in my comments not Dave.

      My apologies

  8. donna December 21, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I want to trust God with all my heart. I know I don’t though. You see I have a 19 year old son who no longer trusts, or talks to me. I have injured his emotions over the years. I have taken him to a psychiatrist since he was 7 and my husband and I had to put him in Bradley childrens hospital at age 7 and at age 18. over the years my son and I have been physical with each other at times. He had damaged my property, my car. I have damaged him. I feel God will never forgive me. I can’t think positive. my son won’t come out of his room. He has no contact with us. He swears at us if he does. I hate myself. Im embarrassed and ashamed even to write this.

    • thesuccessdecisionkara January 2, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Hi Donna,

      This is my first time to this site and to be honest I pretty much never right on the Internet but I saw your post and felt compelled to respond. Firstly I should probably say that I am not really a Christian in the traditional sense, I was raised Christian but had some issues as a child and kind of ran away from it, that said I am exploring my faith more heavily now and I never stopped believing in God. I also wanted to tell you that I very much understand struggles like you describe, I am a 26 year old woman and I dealt with mental health problems a lot in the last 15 years and also had a very bad relationship with my father. I had a drug addiction as a teeanger and now I have lupus and fibromyalgia, which keeps me from working. That isn’t meant to be a sob story as much as to explain that I understand how hard stuff can be when things aren’t working out the way you always believed they ought to, and more how guilt can be a particularly toxic emotion, gumming up the works in your mind.

      That said, when it comes to God, remember that he doesn’t always work directly (ie. I want my son to talk to me and this to go away might happen in a very unexpected way) and he gave us some incredible tools to be an active part of our solution. The mind is a wonderful thing and can, incredibly, change everything without making any tangible, palpable change. It’s insane. Like I said before, I have lupus and fibromyalgia. Both cause incredible pain but on the days I see the glass as half full, the pain is there and the same but somehow, less bothersome. It’s not an easy Feat but I really think the biggest thing to remember is that trusting anyone (God included) or anything is 100% a choice we make. The same goes for forgiveness actually, and that is one I struggle with a lot too… I made a lot of awful choices but I know if it were a loved one I would forgive them so I try to extend the same courtesy to myself. Some days I am not very successful and wallow in my guilt, it is usually on those days I don’t think God would forgive me but just think, if any part of you could see yourself forgiving someone else for it, why wouldn’t God? He is, after all omniscient and compassionate. I don’t know, maybe none of this has helped, I am guessing you were hoping for a reply from a site regular but that’s my take on it.

      To sum up my points; to err is human to forgive is divine, God is divine. Life doesn’t look like we think it ought to but having faith that things are as they should be is a choice that will probably at least make you happier and more likely to make decisions that lead to a good outcome.

      As for your son, try to remember that he is at an age where his brain is changing and that although it is rough, rebellion is just something that happens sometimes. We don’t have the power to change other people’s actions, no matter how infuriating, but we have the power to pray and seek serenity and acceptance, and more compassionate ways to view the actions of others. I hope this message finds you well.

      Kara

      • Donna January 2, 2016 at 4:58 am

        Kara thank you for responding in such a compassionate way. May God give you blessings. Many many. I’m sorry you suffer with pain. May God help you with that. To tell you the truth I always think I’m going to get told off by people responding to my post. But I took a chance. I do know you are right about if we forgive how much more will God forgive. I do wallow. A LOT!! But I just miss my son so much. I know I must make a conscious decision to trust and believe on His word. Jesus doesn’t lie and is faithful. Thank you so much for responding. May God bless you. Xoxo

    • Moralee Ross September 27, 2017 at 7:05 am

      GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH.

  9. Stevie November 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you for this article. Dealing with a storm I’m my life right now, a broken relationship and a broken heart. I know that God is still good in spite of the circumstances. This article really helped me and helped my faith. I just need to rest in the Lord and know that it will work out for my good. Again thank you for such an inspiration article.

    • TBA November 29, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      I am going to the same thing right now and I believe that God will find the right Christian man for us. God bless you.

  10. Kevin Meeboer November 23, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    I Really appreciate the sincerity, and even more than that I wish things were as simple. God does not rescue us out of every situation we’re in. Trusting God that His will is right because He is God. Trusting God that He loves us, despite the pain and suffering He must allow. Trusting God that He knows what we need to mold and shape us. All these things are biblical. Where you are saying ” God will deliver you out of every situation you’re in” is extremely mis-leading. I would love to buy into this thought that God will step in and rescue us from all our bad situations is simply Not True. Saying this to people ultimately causes disillusionment, and even anger towards God when people have some horrible situations occur that God doesn’t step in and rescue them from. I’m not saying God never steps in, I’m saying often, and most times, His answers are painful, and the line of limit to what He allows is a lot farther out than we often would like. Peace comes from knowing what He does allow is not arbitrary, and is passed through His loving hands. We can pray for His mercy amidst our trials, and He will only allow what is necessary, but He isn’t going to step in and save us out of every fire. Please clarify this to your readership.

    Respectfully yours….

  11. Anonymus December 21, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I do agree with ur comment. GOd does not always heals, does not always changes our circumstances, If we lean on Him, He changes us, though our struggles are the same, we know now he is with us, and this should be enough. I have been angry and disappointed for years, because I always heard God will always come to rescue me. “HE delivers him from them all”. It was never clarified that how He delivers is many times way different from the deliverance we expected.

  12. Joseph January 26, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you for such an encouraging message. This is truly my message. I will keep trusting in His word. Sometimes, I feel discouraged, to a point of losing hope BUT your message has truly blessed me and I chose to always put my trust in God no matter the situation I am in. I chose to trust in this One and true God. Shalom!

  13. w.w February 1, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Welcoming, I m an owner operator who has taken to drug screens in one day ,I’ve been waiting on results for almost 48 hours I have a current job that I’ve been absent from since I’ve been in orientation on this job .bills are piling up and I’m stuck with no income with a newborn baby boy and a wife who’s been on bedrest. My father passed away a few years ago and now my widowed mother has to take her fixed income to help, and she’s stressed out with the rest of me and my family. Been praying and trusting in the lord but still for some reason it fills like a black cloud is over my head

    • Ari September 7, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      I am sorry that you are dealing with this. I hope that your wife is feeling better and that your baby is healthy and beautiful and blessed in all that he does. As for your loss I can say that I understand. My aunt died a while back and I have been struggling with it ever since. I am trying to ask the Lord to give me patience and show that someone IS there for me I know what it is like to be the rock for everyone else but not yourself. God has to be your rock. Just put that all on him. I am trying and hopefully I will succeed.

  14. ellenbitela February 7, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I am currently working on getting closer to GOD. I need to get my relationship with him stronger. We all need GOD in our lives. ” Delight yourself in the LORD and HE will give you the desires of your heart, Psalm 37:4.” May GOD bless you all in answering your prayers.

  15. Danielle February 14, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Hi Wendelin, Thank you so much for this post! I appreciate the scriptures and the steps you listed to help us to learn to trust and rely on God. I tend to struggle with worry. But I am working on a repentance plan to get out of that mindset. This will be very helpful in this process. Just wanted to say this was very encouraging and wanted to encourage you to continue to help individuals like myself with their Christian walk. Thanks, and God Bless!

  16. Alan March 11, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you I enjoyed this piece and am finding it useful, I am pleased that you that make a distinction between trust and faith which of course are not the same thing 🙂

    Best.
    A

  17. Jim March 12, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Very uplifting message. Much needed. Thank you

  18. Frieda April 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Praise God!! Thank you so much I really needed the words of encouragement

  19. Takile Barnes April 30, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you, thank you for the encouraging words!! May God bless us all.

  20. Alexis April 30, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Just what I needed. Hope against hope, my brothers and sisters!!!!

  21. Emmy May 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Thank you so much for this. May I recommend that you watch Mark Woodman and his teachings on the Sabbath.

  22. singhofen May 9, 2017 at 10:59 am

    This the one thing I really need to work on. It’s all about faith. I just need to leave it worries alone and let God do the work for me. I think its natural for us to want to control our lives. That is normal, but there are more serious times when we need to let got deal with it to prevent us from going crazy. I think if we don’t let God take care of us we will regret it on a spiritual level. Besides whatever is going to happen is going to happen. At least that’s how it goes for me. And I feel really ashamed that I didn’t let God take care of me.

  23. Nad June 4, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Please pray for me. Please pray that i will learn to trust God with everything in my life. Curtently i dont know how to trust God completely. I worry about my life alot, even after praying. I want to learn how to trust God more and more. I want to let go worry and control and trust God. Please pray that God will me the patience that i need to trust in Him. Thank you for your message. It really gave me a better understanding how to develop trust in God. This is a big difficulty for me.

    • singhofen June 5, 2017 at 6:03 am

      Hi Nad,

      This is a long post but please read it all.

      I am coming from the same situations. I currently struggle to trust God myself. I have learned with this that it’s not that I don’t “Trust God” himself, but, I don’t trust myself on trusting God. I have come a long way on not only trying to trust God but starting to trusting God. It is very hard. I have learned (slowly) and the hard way that if and when I don’t trust God then I will do things my way and it completely off sets God’s plans for my success.I have been told this by every Genuine Christian I’ve met from preachers to regular lay men. I feel this is a primary reason why I have failed to trust in God.

      What I have done to learn how to trust God is write down a list of 5 things that you are worried about in your life. If you have less 5 then list them all. Or even if you have more than 5 you can list them all. But the important thing here is too make a list. Even if it’s one thing.

      After you write your list,

      Write down the reason you are worried. Find out if the reason you are worried has any merit. Decide if your worries are actually worth worrying about. Are they?? If so, pray about them individually. This is what I do.

      This is what I tend to do. I have found out that most of my worries are not important enough to worry about. I hope this is the same with you. This will help you trust God more.

      Sometimes at the end of the day these worries are not worth stressing over. It is very hard not to worry.

      Examples of what I worry about are:

      My Job (stressful), but I feel that God is preparing me for something more important that requires me to go through these struggles. I have to trust him on this. I want to get to the next step in my career and my life so i must go through this. The good thing about this is i focus ahead on my future and what is to come. Never on the present.

      I also have health issues. They are not as serious as others. But they are serious enough to care for myself and have faith on my doctors.

      Another thing is my schooling. As many may know that full time work and full time school is very stressful you have no time for yourself or anything for that matter. sometimes i am so tired that i don’t even feel like going to church. But i do anyways. This is because i feel that God has messages for me at every service. I have learned something new after every service. So that’s how I know that God is on my side with my situations. this has helped me with trusting in God.

      Another thing i want to mention is pray as much as you can. I actually went one step further and set an alarm on my phone to go off at a specific time and no matter what i am doing i read something and/or pray for myself or anyone. This i feel will help.

      One last thing,
      I recently heard someone say that there is no power in prayer. His mindset on this was because God ultimately has power over everything. To add he was a practicing pastor. This statement is unfortunate.
      If you ever hear anything similar DO NOT believe it.

      Our prayers are the only way to communicate with God. This is how he hears us. God wants us to talk to him about everything. Life is tough and God needs us to talk to him.

      God knows if you are struggling. Also, God knows who has a Genuine honest heart. So if you do then you then I feel you should have nothing to worry about.

      I like to occupy my time in helping others. I do this instead of worrying. Of course i slip up from time to time but we are human so it is expected.

      Please RSVP to this post. It will help me help others.

      Take Care!

      • Broken August 10, 2017 at 2:09 am

        Hi Nad I just Googled- how to trust God when you see nothing – and this post came up. I am struggling everyday because I’ve only been married for 3 years and we have a little daughter and son. Everything we have myself and my husband worked for for years sometimes over distance so many sacrificed to be able to rise above the extremely poor background we both come from. We have lived abroad in Europe for the past 10years and just when we file the final application to become citizens of where we have lived our application gets rejected for no good reason. It’s all political – they have suddenly become averse to foreigners and are seeking every way to send them away including the hard working ones. I’ve lost everything – our jobs, our home and now squat with a family member. I struggle to see God in all of this. I’ve done everything right, I’ve been kind, I’ve spread the gospel, I’ve been a good person the best I can. We have simply been going round in circles with the justice system that is customised to suit the demands of the government. I’m lost, I have come to know pain – i eat with it, bathe with it, sleep with it it has taken over my life. God loves me – i know but how can I move from feeling like I’ve been forgotten, betrayed, used. Not worthy to be here – alive. It’s all too much. I can’t look after my parents who are old and sick. How do you look your mother who is terminally I’ll in the eyes and tell her you won’t be able to pay for her wellbeing and her cancer medications. How unfair is all of this. It’s like a domino effect my family and the lives of everyone else we cater to has been thrown into turmoil. I don’t know what to do. Please help me

      • Broken August 10, 2017 at 2:12 am

        Hi Singhofen my reply was for you. Not Nad – meant to type your name sorry. God bless

  24. Barelygettingby June 12, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    I am in the middle of a crisis – I am a divorced (and remarried) mother of 3 children. I have been a stay at home mom their whole life. I have always been with them. After the divorce, I moved to another state with them, with the courts permission. Very long story short, several years later, my children are being forced to return to their father, even though they do not want that. I am in such despair. Despair isn’t even an appropriate word to adequately describe how I feel. I have been trying to have faith, yet my whole life, my faith has been weak. We belong to a wonderful church and have joined in community groups and truly feel the outpouring of love and concern from them. They all say to trust God, God has a plan, God won’t abandon you and on and on. I am trying to give my life to God – to surrender my problems to him. But it’s hard. I’ve never felt God’s presence in my life, His hand in anything. I have begged, pleaded for the Lord to speak to me, help me, help my children. I believe he has the power to, yet he won’t. So I feel it harder to put complete trust in Him. Why would God allow my innocent children to be broken and harmed? Why would he allow so much pain and suffering? Why does he seem to answer some and not others, such as myself? Please Lord, speak to me. Show me the way. Protect my children.

    • singularbeings June 21, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Dear barelygettingby –

      I don’t know if this can help you, and I know you’ve heard that God works in mysterious ways and that He may not deliver us in ways we think He should, but I want to share some part of my life with you.

      I was born to two parents who have both been divorced under really sad circumstances, and there is so much I want to change in their lives from before I was born (out of respect of their privacy I will not tell you – but it makes me very sad).

      But every time I think of how I would have changed their lives, and undeniable suffering, I realize that each change would mean that I wouldn’t even be here if that had happened.

      My parents have never told me that they are glad that the pain happened, we have never discussed it in depth, but their pain was beyond them and their lives and beyond the lives of others affected – not only did it mean that eventually I was born, but also my niece, and countless blessings from their influence in the community (that they probably can’t see!!!!!).

      Their pain may even help you, right here! (Don’t beat yourself up if it doesn’t though <3)

      This pain is beyond you! (And I am often a sufferer of wallowing in my pain – I am right now, and a lot of this applies to me, and that is why I feel I can even try to help you).

      You have God behind you, and you have the love of your children that He has given to you. Is there anything you can do to be closer to your children, like move back to that state? Or if your children are being moved back under questionable law, can you join a society or start a movement for your children?

      And it doesn't have to be that big – Just sharing your story here has helped others!! It's even helped me!

      As for never hearing God, you CANNOT beat yourself up for that. Great advice is that when God is silent, write your emotions down. Keep going, step by step (I recommend the song by Whitney Houston from The Preacher's Wife).

      Please look up Calvary Monterey – WBS podcast on Apple Podcasts (or online!) and listen to 2 Corinthians 1. It is about looking to God in suffering.

      God's never done!!!!

      With love, your sister

  25. Baraka Isiahiliza. June 22, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I love this and I have hard time beliving that he has it all figured out. But now know. Bless you

  26. Sharon Hairston July 8, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Hi really enjoy that reading that u gave on trust in the lord loving it will always keep that in my notes.THANKS VERY MUCH GOD BLESS U AND YOUR FAMILY THROUGH OUT THE YEARS TO COME!

  27. Dexter July 8, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Yes, we need to have trust, faith and patience to ensure God can act in our lives.

    Blessings

  28. Robert July 12, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Thank you for the true and encouraging words! Even though I have seen God help me many times through out my life I still sometimes struggle with my faith. I know he is at work and that trust are and obedience are necessary

  29. Marsha July 27, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Please help I was in restoration process on last of 7 days directions and I was not understanding what it meant he was giving me signs and then he tried to either give me his presence or baptism of holy spirit back or the holy spirit. And I got afraid I would fail him or pride would come back in me so I told him no. And now I am afraid and empty inside like I have no savior anymore. Please help. Marsha

    • Sarah July 28, 2017 at 5:49 am

      One of the best things about God is that He (and His love) are always there. Luckily God is not human, and doesn’t operate with the same reasoning. I used to get the same thoughts, so I understand. However, if you didn’t have anything you needed to be saved from, you don’t need a savior — and we all need a savior.
      There is no one, no thing that could love you more than God, and that is always there.
      I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but if you need help responding to it, responding out of reverence for His love is awesome.
      It sounds stupid, but you’ve been given an amazing opportunity to live, and God wants you to live amazingly. All the condemnation (so horrible!) and doubt and fear is not God’s voice. Why would good try to defeat good happening?
      Get out there! (And that’s an encouraging “Get out there!”)

  30. Jared Davis August 3, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you for this message! I am in the midst of preparing a sermon focused on Proverbs 3:5-6 and came across this message and found so much anointing and truth in the words revelaed.

    I wanted to see if I had your permission to ise some of the material presented here in my sermon on sunday? I am specifically looking at the tweets you posted as well as a few phrases that you used which I feel co vey what I am trying to say for Sunday.

    Grace and peace my brother. Look forward to your response.

  31. Stephen Langdon September 7, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Most of us Christians say that we trust God. But do we really trust Him entirely or only the things that we “think” we have no control over.
    If we trusted in God entirely,we all would be using the athority that He has given us to use the the name of Jesus, to cast out demons, to heal the sick, desire sight to the blind, to set at liberty the oppressed, to set the at liberty the captives and the best one of all to preach the whole gospel to the poor.
    A lot of us are selfish because we don’t do all of those things because we fear what people will think of us if any of those things don’t materialize due to trying to go against another person’s will. God will not go against anyone’s will. But when we are looking to God’s will for us and find out that it His is will for everyone of us to be in good health and prosper even as your soul prospers, and that’s in every area of our lives.There’s nothing that can harm us in anyway. So when we learn God’s will for our lives a little at a time then we will learn to trust Him a little at a time. It’s up to us how fast we learn His will for us by how much we study His Word. When we know His Word we will trust Him. He is not a man that He should lie.

    • Helena September 7, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Thanks for sharing Stephen.

      That is right on! I believe that to be true – certainly for me.

      I know that I don’t really fully trust (yet) because I still spend hours worrying about things I cannot change – only God can. But I do not worry as I used to!

      For example, I know that God heals today, but I hesitate to pray for someone with something serious because I am afraid of what people will say if that person is not healed (for example). Or sometimes I am afraid of being ridiculed. So that is selfish on my part because I am thinking about my feelings and not their need. Maybe they will get healed miraculously!

      I believe trust can continue to be built using what Wendelin said in his three points, and in that sequence. I have typed them here again – thanks Wendelin.

      1. “Surrender yourself and all of your troubles to God.”
      I’m glad Wendelin said “all” 😊 . Don’t hang on to anything – give it all to Him.

      2. “Replace negative thoughts with positive ones”.
      Not just thoughts with thoughts but speaking out loud as Wendelin said. I don’t know about anyone else, but I find it difficult to say one thing and think something else… so if I say Scripture, I am not thinking negatively.
      3. “Ask God to give you patience.”
      This is a big one for me. My prayer often was and still is a little of – Lord, give me patience but hurry up ! We recently moved house and it took over a year for us to sell our house and get moved. A good many times we felt like giving up and wondered if after all it may not be God’s best. But now that we have moved, we can see why it did not happen at the time we wanted it to happen. We ended up getting a better home, in a better area and are extremely pleased with God’s best for that move.

      A lack of patience is what causes me most to doubt God. When it doesn’t happen in the way or when I think it should, I start to waver a bit! But as someone commented above – God is never late! God also has good plans for His children! We just need to trust/believe/have faith and be patient until it arrives!

      It is as you allude to Stephen, trust in Him will continue to be built as we stay connected to the Word, spend time with Him reading and mediating on the Scripture.

  32. Ari September 7, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    I have been struggling a a lot with putting my complete trust in anything. I am a firm believer and sister of Jesus Christ.I really liked this and I hope it helps me.

  33. joseph eyo October 14, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I am highly bless with this indept survey of the mystery of God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you so very much for being a blessing for our generation.

  34. Jan October 19, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Thanks for this encouraging message. I just made what I think is a big mistake and I was having difficulty believing that God can pull me through this in spite of the mistake. It seems it would be easier to trust God if I don’t make mistakes and I’m walking close to Him always and obeying Him in all things, so I needed to know how to trust in Him in spite of myself, my mistakes, blunders and wandering sometimes from the “straight and narrow.” Since we are imperfect human beings, it’s necessary to learn to trust in Him, instead of fretting and fearing because of stupid mistakes or wrong doings. I try to do good, but fall many times, and at times like that, it’s been hard for me to trust. Your message is just what I needed to hear.

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  36. Melz December 18, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you for your encouragement. I recently started my own blog Light in the Darkness and wrote an article on the same topic of trusting God in difficult moments, however today I found myself needing some encouragement as we all do from time to time and discovered your article. I thank you sincerely for reassuring me that the God that I serve is an ontime God who never fails. I pray that your ministry will be blessed and you will do that which God has called you to do to empower Christians to be the best version of themselves. Blessings

  37. Thomas January 14, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Im having trouble to with trust i know he has always came through its just hard to sit and wait for the answer when most of the time im getting my head handed to me on a plate ..i seen so much injustice with the courts, and cps im just frustrated…smh ..thank you for all your situations it really helped me to see more clearly in some things

  38. Kailas h pawar January 26, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I am returnable money after 2 year I promise thanks

  39. Jean Newby January 27, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I am a 82 year old grandmother. So I am ashamed to admit that I am depressed and anxious. My children and grandchildren are putting God on the back burner. I worry about them and do not know what to do ,deciding where and when to live out my remaining years. After years of Bible Study, I lack maturity in trusting God. I know God is disgusted by my lack of trust. Hope there are not other elderly Christians in this situation. Maybe I just lack self-control?

    • Josh M March 8, 2018 at 12:25 pm

      Jean, I don’t believe God is disgusted with you. He has and always will Love you. As long as you believe in him, you will be protected by his grace. I am not that old but do know what it feels like to lack trust and to worry about what God thinks of it or if he will show up and help me change my fears to trust. But I also know that nothing with God is as simple as what we can see or feel. I am curently in a great fearful season of anxiety and stress, and a big fear of mine is that I will live the rest of my life like this. I have to remember that this is a season and that God will get me through. I just have to spend time in his word, in prayer, loving others. That is how we will get closer to him.

  40. joe March 26, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Well,i am here because i am seeking help. From my earliest memory, about age three, i have questioned ,in my mind,adults around me. From early on i could see,don’t know why, Christians not living as Christians.I mean i could see so called believers not believing. I could see terrible things happening to others, all the injustices, all the innocence lost , all the pain. I remember asking god if he could give me they’re pain so they would know nothing of it.Just butterfly’s and flowers for them. I was born in pain and thought i could also bear everyone else’s pain if it meant they would not have to. I still wish this.
    When i say that i was born in pain i mean i have never bean of a clear mind, never comfortable, because it seemed almost everyone suffered or was sad or abused in some way or another. I thought i could recognize this at such an early age.Surely it’s more obvious now,eons later.
    So, when i see that wrongs do not get righted, i feel so guilty. Rightfully so. In my mind.
    I have always abused myself , horribly, mentally, spiritually. so much that i have,and maybe still am a non believer. I blame myself because my lack of action to a situation has made things worse for everyone else. I feel if i had just stepped in, gotten involved, at the right time, i could have prevented others suffering.
    I have walked the edge of a deep part of the ocean with way too much weight on my shoulders.I was going in. Some power pulled me from that. Why?
    I was going too send,had it all boxed and ready, marijuana to a friend in the service, but had a visit by some power in middle of night. Got up and threw that package in trash.Got a letter from friend next day,how strange, that said he and another friend, who had sent him a package, were going to prison and getting a dishonorable discharges because of package.That could have,should have maybe, been me. Why not?
    So many things, like mountain lion one foot in front of my face, like falling asleep for five miles without going off road. So many more.Like doing one hundred on motorcycle into 90 degree blind turn No , not miracles, but, wow! Or was it?
    What i feel is i do not want for myself. I want for others. So i feel bad if God waste these, much needed by others, miracles on me. I have never felt that valuable.I have mostly been a keep to myself, never get involved, never get noticed sort of guy. I have escaped so much that i probably should have suffered tho. And feel guilty forever for it.
    I am now over 60 years of suffering. I am tired. Divorced and in a cave for last 15 years. Divorced because all i did was work. I do not now, no reason to. Still have ill thoughts. Still looking, albeit weakly, for that certain intervention, that voice calling to me, that lightning bolt to the brain sort of thing . Something i can grab onto. I need a reason.
    I seek but do not find.Have i been rejected ? I am sorry for my lack of faith in the past, or still. Sometimes it feels that i get really close then the doors slam shut. I do know better but why has my entire ,almost, life been such a riddle?
    Why o why does it have to be a riddle? I am a numbskull ,simpleminded, and this should ,the seeking and finding thing, be easier and more vivid . Why put me thru these trials that i cannot understand? why the mystery?
    Just implant into my head what it is i need to survive and understand and trust you Lord. I have done it on my own far too long. Feel me . touch me. Hold me. Am at the end.
    I love
    The End

  41. Kombe April 5, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    let me trust more in You oh lord.you have fought my battles.forgive me my infirmities.

  42. Cary Martin April 21, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Joe.
    My dear brothers and sisters and my brother Joe. Like we have physical infirmities, sometimes we can have mental infirmities. We can have chemical imbalances in our minds. There are medications that can help. Joe, if you have not tried this, I strongly encourage you to. See your General practitioner for help. Then continue you search for our wonderful Savior and begin a life of trusting Him.
    Cary

  43. Melanie May 2, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    My mother was just diagnosed with stage four cancer. Thank you for this article and for helping me remember how to trust our Savior! Please keep my family in your prayers.

  44. Robert May 7, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Wendelin,
    Thank you for that. Simple yet full of Wisdom and just what I needed for the moment as I tend to complicate things and in doing so I allow confusion into my mind.
    Robert

  45. Janet May 8, 2018 at 10:58 am

    I also have a diffucult time trusting God with my problems & concerns.Even though I bring by problems & concerns to him I have doubts that he will answer them.Please pray that I can have more faith & trust the Lord.

  46. William May 13, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I thank all of you who bravely shared experiences that would uplift one’s relationship with the Lord, by trusting in Him more. Wendelin and others please continue to share your thoughts. God bless!

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