Trusting God is the best thing we can do for ourselves and others.

Do you trust God with your life? Do you believe that He has a good plan for you, even when things seem to go wrong? Trusting God is not always easy, but it is the key to living a life of peace and joy.

  • When we trust God, we experience His peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
  • We receive His joy that is unspeakable and full of glory (1 Peter 1:8).
  • We enjoy His presence which is better than life (Psalm 63:3).
  • We discover His purpose that is good, pleasing, and perfect (Romans 12:2).

In this daily devotional, we will explore what it means to trust God and how we can grow in our faith.

Key Takeaway to Trusting God

  • Trusting God: Trust God with your life because He is trustworthy – by relying on Him in every aspect of our lives

Anchor Bible Verse of the day – Jeremiah 17:7

Jeremiah paints an explicit picture of the blessedness that comes with trusting in the Lord – which is an active reliance on God as the source of our hope.

Key Explanation:

  • Blessed is the man: Irrespective of who you are, once you trust in the Lord, blessings follow.

Reflection on Trusting God

Do you trust God? Do you trust that He loves you, cares for you, and knows what is best for you? Do you trust that He is working everything together for your good, even when you don’t understand His ways?

Do you trust that He is faithful, that He will never leave you nor forsake you, that He will fulfill His promises to you?

Beloved, trusting God is not always easy because:

  • We live in a fallen world, where we face many trials, troubles, and temptations.
  • We have an enemy, who seeks to deceive us, discourage us, and destroy us.
  • We also have a sinful nature, that rebels against God’s authority and commands.
  • We have doubts, fears, and worries, that fill our minds and hearts.

But trusting God is essential for our spiritual growth and well-being. Trusting God is the key to experiencing His blessing in our lives.

Trusting God is the foundation of our relationship with him. Trusting God is the source of our joy and peace.

How can we trust God more?

How can we grow in our faith and confidence in him? Here are some practical steps we can take:

  • Read His Word: As we read His Word, we learn more about him, and we grow in our trust in him.
  • Pray to him: As we pray to him, we draw near to him, and we grow in our trust in him.
  • Obey Him: As we obey Him, we please him, and we grow in our trust in him.
  • Remember Him: As we remember Him, we thank Him, and we grow in our trust in Him.

As you reflect on your life – ask yourself where you place your trust, and consider the tangible blessings that come with an unwavering reliance on the Lord.

Today, let this devotional be a motivation for an intentional shift toward trusting God in every circumstance.

In Proverbs 3:5-6 we read:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

This emphasizes the importance of wholehearted trust in God’s guidance.

That’s why we need to acknowledge Him in all our ways, and He will make our paths straight (Proverbs 3:6). We need to seek His kingdom and His righteousness first, and He will provide for all our needs (Matthew 6:33). We need to cast all our anxieties on Him, because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).

Call to Action

Amid life’s challenges, choose trust over worry. Whenever uncertainty looms, consciously redirect your focus to God. Take a moment to meditate on Jeremiah 17:7 to strengthen your faith.

Prayer Points for Today:

  • Bold Trust: Pray for the grace to trust God boldly in every area of your life.
  • Deepened Faith: Ask God to deepen your faith, enabling you to lean on Him more completely.
  • Blessings of Trust: Pray for the blessings promised in Jeremiah 17:7 to manifest in your life.

Let’s pray

Our Father, amid life’s uncertainties, we choose to trust in You. May our faith be unwavering, and may we experience the blessedness that comes from relying on Your unchanging nature.

In the precious and mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

My prayer for you today: I pray that as you choose to trust God, His peace and blessings may abound in every aspect of your life. May your faith be a shining testimony of His goodness.