Today I’m sharing with you 7 Bible Verses about Trusting God, including an awesome new free printable, but before I do I want to tell you why these verses mean so much to me today.
What Does The Bible Say About Trusting God
When our son was a toddler, we got familiar with hospital visits.
When Zack was close to a year old, he was diagnosed with a rare, serious genetic metabolic condition called Glutaric Acidemia Type 1 (GA1). This is a life-changing, devastating diagnosis.
You can read more about GA1 here, but the gist is that he’s at high risk of a metabolic crisis (similar to a stroke) when he gets sick, and especially was during the first years of his life. Even a mild bug would put him in the hospital.
Every parent knows that toddlers get sick, no matter how much you try to prevent it. This is just part of the deal as they develop their immune system.
We also realized that a diagnosis like this one means learning to live with a new baseline of fear.
I’ve been through all kinds of things in my life, but living with this all-the-time-ache-in-your-stomach-worry was new to me.
Parents of kids with special needs, chronic illness, or medically fragile complications handle this in different ways. Or we don’t handle it – as much as people sometimes want to put us on a pedestal, sometimes we just have very bad days.
Sometimes we have bad weeks or bad years, for that matter.
I’ve throw temper tantrums. My husband has gotten the brunt of my negative attitude. I’ve yelled at people on the phone about insurance claims. I don’t always exercise and eat right even though I know it would make me feel better. I’ve eaten chocolate brownies like they were going out of style.
Yet through all this, I learned to lean on God in ways I never had before. I learned to let go of some of the control I so desperately cling to as my life-line.
Bible Verses about Trusting God
God is teaching me to trust Him.
Zack turned 3 years old, and a great amount of the risk with illness diminished. Our family took a trip to Disney World with Make a Wish.
When Zack turned 6 years old, we all breathed a collective sigh of relief. The risk with GA1 never goes away completely, and he will have life-long dietary restrictions and procedures in place during illness, but the greatest time of risk has passed.
Zack has additional challenges in addition to GA1. We like to say if most of us manage our emotions on a scale of 1-10, Zack runs on an 11 most of the time.
Therapists call this “emotional regulation”.
I call it exhausting.
Zack is one of the happiest kids you will meet. His joy for the littlest things in life is unparalleled.
Yet the smallest disturbances can be overwhelming for him, too.
Zack is Zack.
This spring he competed in the Special Olympics with a team from his school and I cried proud Mom tears all day long.
Why Should We Trust In God
Soon Zack is headed off to camp. Not just day camp, but a real, honest-to-goodness overnight camp for a week. This is a camp for kids with special needs near where we live, and I know he’s going to have an amazing time.
My faith has grown since his initial diagnosis. But oh, how easy it would be to allow the ache of fear to settle back in the pit of my stomach.
Sending my baby to camp is taking a giant mom step without seeing the land in front of me.
Zack’s never been away from us this long before, and we’ve never been away from him. We’ve never allowed anyone outside of our family to handle his diet.
While Zack is gone, I’ll be praying these 7 prayers about trusting God. Over these years of raising Zack, I’ve used these prayers as my lifeline as I’ve prayed protection over our family. Each verse has come to mean so much to me.
I’ve created a printable to go along with these Bible Verses about Trusting God, and it’s yours for free as part of my new Grow Your Faith printable pack (also free).
I will treasure these until my little man comes home again, and I colored a few extra for him that I tucked into his suitcase as a surprise to find when he arrives.
Bible Verses for Trusting God
How do build trust in God?
Faith is built by reading the bible and praying. Here are 7 Bible verses to strength your faith and trust in God as your Savior.
“In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?”
What can flesh do to me? Even when we face hard season of life, this verse reminds us that as a child of God, no matter the outcome, we win.
Such a great bible verse to help calm any fear as we trust in God in and out of every season of life.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Our thoughts and heart can be dietful and our understand can be off. This is why it’s vital to cling to God’s word and honor God when we are needin the trust God.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
What do you think of this analogy? A tree planted by the water with great root system, vibrant leaves even in a drought. How do we mirror this analogy? By nurturing a close relationship with God.
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
What a great reminder of how we can have peace no matter what is happening in our lives. By trusting God we are given God’s peace.
“And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.”
Over and over again, in the Bible, we are reminded that we may have to suffer here on earth, but God will never leave us. God walks with us and prays for us while we walk close to Him and trust in Him.
“It will be said on that day, ‘Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.’”
How do you rejoice? This verse is saying that waiting on God results in gladness and rejoicing in His salvation. Even when answers do not come right away, even when we have to endure hard times longer than we want, we can fully trust that God has a purpse and His timing will be perfect.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
When you need help, do not hesitate to pray and ask God to fill you with His hope and peace as you intentional decide to trust in God.
“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.”
We all know humans fail. Even the best of us have imperfections and are prone to make bad decisions if we are not careful. Isn’t is comforting to know that as we can fully take refuge and trust in God?
What is a life situation where you need to trust in the Lord today? How can we pray for you?
Free Printable Bible Verses about Trusting God
Receive a free printable with these 7 Bible Verses about Trusting God as my gift to you. Where should we send your printable? Let me know and it will be available for immediate download:
This printable is part of the Grow Your Faith free printable kit.
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Trusting God with Who You Are- God made you that way for a reason! Somehow we need to stop comparing ourselves to other people and embrace who God made us to be, just as I have embraced my big eye!
Trust in the Lord Bible Journaling Kit- Have you seen Bible Journaling pages, the creative art of journaling right in your Bible? Maybe you’ve seen some of the pages on Facebook or Pinterest and thought — that’s great for people who have those gifts, but I’m just not creative enough. Plus, I’m too busy.
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