How far do you trust God with all your heart? The answer may seem easy at first when all is well.
When the weather is warm and pleasant. When the rays of the sun brush our faces, and a light breeze blows our backs. We feel especially good about our relationship with God.
But when the sky darkens, the wind picks up, and the rain falls, things get gloomy.
We can then feel disoriented, confused, and worried. We still believe in God, but we feel bad – why is this happening? Why does this continue?
Where is His deliverance? Especially when we read the many promises in the scriptures.
What does it mean to trust God with all your heart?
To Trust God with all your heart requires much more than just believing in His existence.
The Bible says demons believe – and they tremble (James 2:19)! True trust is believing that God takes your well-being to heart and that He is committed to guiding you.
Trusting God means taking the passenger seat and letting Him make the most important decisions in your life.
It means dissolving your will in His will so much that you begin to see things from His perspective.
We all need a much more spiritual perspective to face our trials, and to grow in our trust in God.
Without faith [without trust] it is impossible to please him; for he who draws near to God must believe that God exists and that he is the rewarder of those who seek him” (Hebrews 11: 6).
But what must you do to trust God with all your heart?
11 Ways to trust the Lord with all your heart
Acknowledge God’s sovereignty
The foundation of trust is knowing that God is the Almighty. He is utterly in control of all things. And that He knows so much better than you.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
When you begin to understand this, you have taken the first step toward genuine trust in the Lord.
Cry out to God
Trusting God, in all circumstances, begins with your cry of faith. You need more than a commitment to trust Him. You need to cry out to Him to show that trust.
“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3
When you pray, you admit that His ways are higher than yours. You show that you are leaving your troubles in His capable hands.
But for that to work, you have to trust in the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul.
Stay clear of Evil
Sometimes the only way to trust God with all your heart is to disconnect from the negative influences that keep pulling you down.
“Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” (2 Timothy 2:22.)
Getting rid of evil desires means spending a lot of time crying out to God and trusting on God in all circumstances.
The truth is, we all trust in something every day.
What or who do you trust? Maybe you’re trusting yourself, the doctors, or your treatment.
To trust in the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul, you must let go of these other things and hold on to God.
The scripture says: “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
Trust that’s not fully given isn’t genuine trust—it’s simply wishful thinking in disguise.
Ask God to help you trust Him more
The fact that you are reading this article shows that you desire to have more trust in the Lord.
God knows everything. He knows if you are trying to trust Him with all your heart. He wants to help!
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5
So, be honest with him. Tell him everything you feel, where you need help.
Count Your Blessings
When you start to thank him for all the good blessings he has bestowed on you, your views about life begin to change.
You begin to trust God with all your heart, mind, and soul. Of course, you may be in a difficult season now, but this is just for a moment.
“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
The more time you spend thanking Him, the more you begin to realize His faithfulness in your life.
So start your prayer with thanks instead of asking him one more thing. Count your blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
Acknowledge that you don’t know everything.
Sometimes, you may not know how to get to your destination when you are traveling, but you trust the driver to get you to your destination safely.
Similarly, there may be a lot of things that you don’t understand in your life journey. You may not know why certain things happen the way they do.
But the scripture admonished us to: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
You need to understand that trusting God in all circumstances comes down to acknowledging your knowledge is limited.
You need to trust Him and submit your ways to Him, even when it does not make sense to you. Your trust in the Lord grows as you realize that His ways are higher than yours.
Understand Gods Character
To trust God in all circumstances, you need to see all His riches, His faithfulness, and His love for his children.
The best way to know God more and more is to read about Him in His Word.
Read the Bible to understand God’s character, attributes, goals, attitude towards creation, and you personally as His child.
“Study to show yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
Spend as much time as possible in personal communication with God, and you will be convinced that no one (including you) can manage your life better than Him.
Recognize the devil’s tactics
Trusting God in all circumstances requires you to understand that God has your best interest at heart. You must also see and recognize the work of the adversary.
Paul says in 2 Corinthians 2:11: “lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
You must understand that Satan, the devil is a spirit that always seeks to attack. What is he trying to destroy? Your faith, as well as your trust in God and Christ.
Never succumb to Satan’s negativity when you are in trials. Your trust in God will help you quench those flaming arrows with the shield of faith (Ephesians 6:16).
Seek to see God more clearly
How close are you to God? Well, do you really know Him? How much do you see Him as a reality in your life?
This should be a top priority in your spiritual life – learning to understand Him from every perspective.
The carnal mind cannot understand God.
In Psalm 50:21, speaking of the wicked: “These things you have done, and I kept silent; You thought that I was altogether like you, But I will rebuke you, And set them in order before your eyes.”
Later, God explains: “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55: 9
God is not like us! He does not react carnally like human beings. But you must seek to Him more clearly to trust Him with all your hearts
Act in Trust
Finally, as you continue your journey to trust God with all of your heart, it’s time to act on that trust! Let God knows you trust Him by obeying Him in your actions.
The scripture says: “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.” Psalm 37:3
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Quotes on ways to trust God with all of your heart
Here are 7 powerful quotes on how to trust God with all of your heart to encourage you.
“Pray, and let God worry.” ― Martin Luther
“Let your life reflect the faith you have in God. Fear nothing and pray about everything. Be strong, trust God’s word, and trust the process.” ― Germany Kent.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Trusting God makes life worth living.” ― Marnie Swedberg,
“Sometimes it’s really hard to go on in life, not knowing what fate tomorrow holds. But you should keep going, trusting God that everything will eventually be alright.” ― Ojingiri Hannah.
The more you believe and trust God, the more limitless your possibilities become for your family, your career – for your life!” Rick Warren
“Pray with love and trust that God always answers prayers.” ― Oliver Powell.
Today’s post clarifies that we always have two options: the first is to try to resolve things and conduct our lives according to our wisdom and knowledge.
The second is through trust in God with all your heart, making sure that He is ahead of everything.
The point here is that you don’t have to worry too much about adversity or life situations. All you need to do is trust that He is with you, and, in time, He will bring relief.
This does not mean being passive and accepting problems. It means that, even during the struggle, even when you are acting going through adversity, you will have peace.
“Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” 2 Corinthians 5:17
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