Do You Trust God?

Do You Trust God? by Kristen Feola

It’s easy to say the words, “I’m trusting in the Lord.” But, what exactly does that mean?

Trusting God involves remaining in His Word. Letting go of anxiety. Choosing to rest in His presence. Refusing to be held captive by fear.

In human relationships, we often extend trust to someone only after it has been earned. But that’s not necessary with God. We don’t need to put him on a trial basis or “test” His actions. The Lord is forever faithful and completely reliable. And, just for the record, not one of His good promises has ever failed.

If you’re facing a difficult situation that causes you to be afraid, you can do one of two things: 1) Try to figure everything out on your own (believe me, it doesn’t work), or 2) Cast all your cares on the One who loves you most.

May I suggest the second option? That’s what I’m trying to do right now.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve faced a few situations that have challenged my faith in big ways. I’ve been afraid. Confused. Sad. Angry. Disappointed. Frustrated. Anxious. But in the midst of the confusion and chaos, one word keeps coming to my mind.

Trust.

Even though I’m tempted to rehearse all the “what if” scenarios in my mind, the Lord is calling me to look to Him instead. So I’m relying on the Holy Spirit to guide me. Step by step, day by day. I’m also clinging to the familiar truth of Proverbs 3:5-6, which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Will you join me? Can we agree to allow God’s peace to cover us, even in the midst of uncertainty?

Together, let’s resolve to walk the path of faith. Let’s trust in the Lord with full confidence that His plans are for our good. We don’t need to worry. We just need to trust Him.

 

Comments

  1. i am experiencing that now trusting god for finances that i get through this financial attack. and stay focused on gods word. that although financially things are coming against me, that the battle has already been won.i am trying to commit to a daniel fast for 21 days

    • I’m glad to hear you are trusting God and drawing near to Him. And, yes, you’re exactly right! You already have the victory! The Lord will give you the strength you need to wait on His provision…in His timing. I pray He’ll fill your heart with hope and peace as you seek Him through the Daniel Fast.

    • I feel the exact way Anon from May 2, 2015 does, my finances are under attack and have been from quite some time. I am trusting God to bring my financial attack to a halt. I’m am committing to the Daniel Fast for 21 days along with adding prayer to my daily routine.

      • Hi, Collett. I’m glad to hear you’re seeking the Lord through prayer and fasting. As you draw near to God, He will draw near to you. I encourage you to pray God’s Word over your situation. Find specific verses to claim for strength. Also, ask the Lord to show you if there are any areas of disobedience that would halt His blessing over your finances? For example, are you tithing faithfully? May the Lord give you victory in this area as you look to Him!

  2. We cannot trust someone we don’t know, and that is the secret of learning to trust God. In God’s case, trusting him naturally follows when we understand why we should.

  3. Lord I need your help says:

    I have been trying for almost two years and I am in the same place . Nothing us happening, it’s seems as God can night hear me. I am suffering, I have no choice but to trust him nothing else works. I just do not understand what I am not doing, wrong! I trust God ge has always came thru for me. But not this time.

    • Your comments remind me of the story in Daniel 10. Daniel fasted and prayed for three weeks, but it wasn’t until AFTER his fast that the answer came. The reason? Was it because God was indifferent to his requests? Absolutely not. In fact, an angel assured Daniel, “Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them” (10:12). Daniel’s prayers were met with major spiritual warfare, so the answer was delayed. So, even when it seemed nothing was happening, victory was on the way! God is faithful. He hears your prayers. Continue to trust in Him and cling to His promises. Speak God’s Word aloud to give you strength and remind you of truth. The Lord will not fail you. He sees right where you are, and He is with you.

  4. Belinda Luppnow says:

    Good day Kristen,

    Thank you for your ministry, sharing with us all about the Daniel fast and devotions.

    As I am starting my journey in July. In doing my research and found your website. I find it most encouraging and insightful. Love the fact that you base everything towards the Scripture….
    May God continue to bless you and enrich you with His Love,Peace, Wisdom and His Word.
    Blessing to you and your family.
    Shalom

    • Thank you so much for your feedback. I’m glad the Lord led you to my website! I pray God will strengthen you and fill you with His peace as you seek His face!

  5. Monika Houchens says:

    Kristen, you are always right on time with God’s Word! I am in a stormy season right now and all I have is hope and trust in our Lord! I do know that God is faithful and consistent! He hasn’t yet failed me so why would He start now?! My foot is on the neck of defeat! I am not a victim, I am a victor, in the name of Jesus! By the way, I am enjoying your 6-week challenge of your book “Spiritually Strong”! You have really inspired and strengthened my walk with the Lord both spiritually and physically! On Monday, July 6th I will be starting week #5: Peace! It’s been tough but I can honestly say that I’ve been sticking with the entire challenge and not skipping a beat! My reward is massive so I’m keeping my eyes in the prize! 🙂 May God continue to bless you, keep you and make His face shine upon you! You’re such an inspiration! God bless sister!

    • Hi, Monika! Thanks so much for your encouraging comments! Yes, keep trusting in the Lord as you wade through rough waters. God is faithful. He will strengthen you and help you; he will uphold you with His righteous right hand (Is. 41:10). As you begin week 5 of Spiritually Strong, may you be filled with God’s power and peace. I’m proud of you for hanging in there, despite obstacles that have come your way. You are finishing strong, my friend, and God is being glorified by your perseverance!

  6. I’ve been reading all your posts, and they’re very encouraging. I’ve been on the Daniel Fast before, but not like this. I’m sticking to it. I’m closer then ever to God. He has removed a lot of pain hurt, frustration, anger, and even sex sins. He also has removed someone — a man I’ve been with for 4 yrs, and I didn’t understand why God was removing him. I was very angry, and I wanted God to fix it. God is showing me in a lot of ways that trusting him through it all is the key to God’s heart. I’ve been praying, fasting, working out, and drinking lots of water. And reading the Word. The closer I get, the more I understand that it was and still is for my own good. And I’m gonna get it right this time around. Thanks you for your stories.

    • Hi, Tasha! Thanks for your comments. Yes, trust is the key, like you said. Actually, like God said! “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him” (Jer. 17:7). I pray you continue to draw near to God and experience His joy and peace. Blessings to you!

  7. I’ve never fasted before, but want to try it. I recently got dismissed from my graduate program because of grades even while I did my very best…I’ve never been in a situation before where God told me to wait or told me no, so I’m taking this situation very hard. I don’t know what’s next for me and I dont know how I am going to be able to live or pay for all my expenses because financial aid took care of everything. I’ve been applying for job after after job with barely any luck. I have no idea how to tell my parents about my situation behave I don’t want them to be disappointed in me. I know God is there and He says he’ll never leave me nor forsake me..but I really feel all alone and like there is no one there…I just need a sign that I’ll be okay but I don’t know where to turn. I’ve been praying for peace and sometimes I’m okay…But I have no idea what God is putting me through this situation. What did I do wrong? And how do I know if I’m going to be okay?

    • Hi, Jennifer. Just because circumstances haven’t turned out as you planned doesn’t mean YOU did anything wrong. Perhaps the Lord is redirecting you. Maybe HIS plans for your life are different than yours! The best thing you can do now is to focus on what God’s Word says and to seek Him in prayer. One of my favorite passages in Isaiah is a good one when you’re feeling afraid, confused, and alone: “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” (Is. 41:10). The Lord will guide you. You can trust Him to show you the way to go!