19 Proven Ways To Trust God Completely
- January 1, 2019
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Trust God Completely, this is a statement made by many individuals, but unless your faith in God is structurally sound, it is hard to keep it when going through hard times.
If we do anything, we must build up our faith and trust God. If we don’t, we could very well put ourselves in a bad position the next time a test or trial comes along.
We could get stressed out from worries and fears, or make bad decisions that will hurt us and cause even more stress.
Doubts kill faith. This is why it is so important to give our life over to God and let Him show us what we need to do to fare any bad weather that may come our way.
To trust God is exactly where God wants us to be. Proverbs 3:5 says: Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not unto your own understanding.
So how do we trust God with all our hearts? Here are 19 proven ways to trust God completely:
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, until your negative thoughts are replaced with God’s peace that transcends all understanding.
3. Ask God to Help You to Have 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 the grace to be patient and also 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.
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4. Confidence in the Word of God
True Christians believe the Word of God. “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe”1Thessalonians 2:13.
Rather than looking for explanations from “philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world”Colossians 2:8, a True Believer asks, “What saith the Scripture?” (Romans 4:3).
If we ponder the nature of Scripture, we can see that the LORD Jesus Christ, who identifies Himself as the Truth (John 14:6), is one with His Word.
The Apostle John records of the LORD Jesus, “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us” (1:14 ).
Further, John notes that the LORD Jesus Christ proclaims His name as “The Word of God” (Revelation 19:13) at His Second Coming.
So, when we ask, “What saith the Scripture?” (Galatians 4:30), we are really asking, “What saith the Lord Jesus Christ?”.
5. Don’t Depend on You
We live in a world where trust must be earned and seems to be in short supply. But Solomon, the famous king who wrote Proverbs, knew that trust is exactly where we must start: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding Proverbs 3:5.
Most of us have faced disappointments, which have taught us that we can only depend upon ourselves. But living the life God has called us to means unlearning that lesson.
Instead, we’re meant to rest in God’s understanding. We may know in our minds that He possesses all wisdom: “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!” Romans 11:33.
But sometimes to trust God completely like that can be tough. So, each day we must consciously lay aside our own plans and expectations—and surrender to His plans.
6. Cry Out to God
Surrendering to God begins with our lips and our thoughts. We need more than a commitment to depend on Him; we need to cry out to Him to show that dependence. “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” Proverbs 3:6
When we pray, we admit that His ways are higher than ours. We show that we’re leaving our troubles and burdens and dreams in His capable hands.
We handed the keys of our lives to Him, and we know that He’s able to lead us. But in order for that to work, we have to trust God.
7. Put God First in Your Life
It’s easiest to put ourselves first. When something good happens, we want to congratulate ourselves with a reward. When something bad happens, we want to console ourselves or find someone to blame.
In other words, we often have a “me-centric” starting place. And when it comes to money, the struggle is even harder.
Solomon, who had quite a bit of wealth himself, knew that his money didn’t belong to him: “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” Proverbs 3:9–10
If we can trust God completely with our wealth, we’re truly showing how much we depend on Him. Although it takes a huge amount of faith to do this, doing so means being God-centric.
8. Listen to the Holy Spirit
When Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to the church, He told His disciples that this Counselor would be their spiritual compass or GPS: “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (John 14:26)
As we go through our day, this same Holy Spirit guides us, too. That means we don’t have to go it alone or hope we’re getting it right.
No, the Holy Spirit leads us into all truth and protects us: “Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.” (2 Timothy 1:14)
After all, the gift of the Holy Spirit to us believers reminds us that we can truly trust God.
9. Rest in God’s Love
When we face a difficult world each day, we can sometimes wonder if God even cares. Why do bad things happen? Where is God when I need Him?
Solomon reminds us that God never takes a break or leaves us to fend for ourselves: “because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.” Proverbs 3:12
Even in the midst of turmoil, God sticks with us and uses those challenges to shape us. When we understand that, our perspective completely flips.
No longer do we see our setbacks as failures; we see them as moments when God, as our loving Father, works on us.
And that’s exactly why we can trust God with all our hearts. He cares for us each and every day. God gives us what we need to thrive. He pours blessing after blessing upon us.
10. Trust His Character
Trusting God’s character even when you don’t understand His actions is another way to trust God.
God does not require nor ask us to fully comprehend him or understand all that he does. If he wanted us to know everything there is to know, he would have revealed everything there is to know.
But instead, God has given us all the truth we need to know about him and his dealings in the world, and this is we’re humbly called to trust God in the light of this revelation. Roman 9:20; Deut 29:29 Romans 11:33
The Bible very clearly communicates that God is perfect in character. This, therefore, must be our starting point as we think through the less clear realities presented in the Bible.
We are not to critically scrutinize God’s actions according to our finite perspectives of goodness, love, righteousness, and justice. We are to let him define for us what is good, loving, righteous, and just.
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11. Trust His Control
What does it cost us to put our lives, our plans, our loved ones, our desires, our future, our finances, our careers… into His hands? What do we have to give up in order to give in to His control?
These two Bible portion encourages us to trust God and place everything in His hand everything in His hands “The works of his hands are truth and justice; all His instructions are trustworthy.”
Psalm 111:7 “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” – Proverbs 29:25. also made mention of trusting God’s control, that way, one can trust God.
12. Trust God Completely for His Care
Do you believe God is good? If not, why? How does this one issue affect your willingness to trust His care?
When are we to trust God’s care, according to the Book of Isaiah 50:10 – “Who among you fears the LORD and obeys the word of his servant?
Let the one who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the LORD and rely on their God.” We should not take to ‘trust God completely’ an option and we should not have to allow anything to keep us away from trusting God completely.
The common thought is that if we follow the rules all will go well. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, to let go and trust God is the only way to fulfill our destinies.
As human beings, we are wired with the desire to always be in control. We think we can control our destinies by planning carefully and carefully following our plans.
The truth is, our destinies are out of our control. We control our actions but not necessarily the outcomes of those actions.
For example, one may choose to eat right and exercise daily, but still. End up with a chronic or life-threatening illness.
Is this because that person did something wrong? Absolutely not! On the other hand, someone else who doesn’t eat right or exercise lives to be 100 years with no health impediments.
We may say that is unfair, that those who follow the rules should reap the rewards.
God does not function in that manner. It is not about our carefully laid out plans. This article will provide some insights into what it means to let go and trust God who created us and controls our destinies.
There is nothing we as human beings can do to change God’s plan for our lives. We will reap the rewards only when we let go and trust Him.
13. Making Decisions:
We are faced with the task of making decisions from the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep. Some decisions require only a passing thought, while others require deep concentration, courage, and extraordinary strength.
When faced with difficult choices, it may be overwhelming to go it alone. It is during these challenging times that we need to really let go and trust God to help us find a solution.
Letting go and trusting God requires enormous strength and courage. In 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV), the bible says, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.”
Our love for God allows us to trust him with our most important decisions. The spirit of boldness he endows us with allows us to go to him with all our issues and challenges and trust him to help us make the best decision for our situation and his glory.
Difficult choices will seem insignificant when surrendered to the all-powerful God. He provides the necessary tools to cut through the fog of indecision to reveal the light at the end of the tunnel.
His hands are stretched out and his ears are ever open to our cries for help. Reach out to him when decision-making threatens to overturn your boat.
14. Facing Fear:
We all face fearful situations from time to time. Psychology Today describes fear as “a vital response to physical and emotional danger”.
Fear is usually triggered by a perceived threat. Some individuals experience extreme fears, referred to as phobias, that limit their activities and relationships with others.
The bible assures us in both the Old and New Testaments that we do not need to fear when we trust God.
In Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV), the Israelites were assured with these words “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” These words still apply to us today. We will never be discouraged once we trust God.
No matter how dismal the situation may appear, just reach out to the God of our salvation. Remember “do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 4:6-7 NIV). The word of God is forever, take heart, and do not be afraid.
15. Embracing Silence:
It is often very tempting to share all we know and sometimes even what we only think we know. However, the bible speaks of the dangers of talking too much.
The tongue according to the scriptures, can cause a lot of damage.
In an attempt to let go and trust God, we need to spend much time in silence. It is only in these silent moments that we are able to hear God speaking.
When we are speaking we are unable to listen.
The bible speaks of speaking hastily without having all the facts. As seen in Proverbs 17:28 (NIV) “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”
Let go of your desire to speak on impulse and let God lead you to speak what is necessary when he wants you to.
16. Praying and Praising:
The Bible instructs to ask God for whatever we want ad we will receive it. However, many of us have stories of things we have asked for and not received.
We need to remember that God is not a genie in a bottle who will grant our every wish.
He knows what is best for us and will only give us his best. Whenever we pray for something we need to just let go and trust God to grant our wishes as he determines.
In the book of 1Kings 3:5, God told Solomon to “ask for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon could have asked for wealth or power, but instead, he asked for “a discerning heart” (1Kings 3:9).
As a result of this wise and unselfish request, he received much more than he asked for. Likewise, when we pray we need to bear in mind that our requests must first honor God rather than ourselves.
We should not forget to praise God even in our struggles. No matter how dark the situation, there is always a bright spot.
God may seem to have forgotten you at this particular moment but he has seen you through many such situations in the past.
Reflect on your past victories and praise him, knowing that he does not change. He is not a one-trick magician. Whatever he did yesterday, he can do today, tomorrow, and forever.
Let go and trust God to see you through as you flood the gates of heaven with your praises.
17. Formulating Plan B:
Things don’t always go according to plan no matter how detailed the plan is. In such instances, we have to think of a plan B. The apostle Paul faced such a situation as we read in the book of Acts 16:7-10.
Paul and the others wanted “to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.” Instead, “Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him to ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us’.” God had alternate plans for Paul.
In the same way that God led Paul into his divine will, he will do the same for those who let go of their own desires and trust His divine will.
God wants us to be flexible so he can use us to the fullest.
If we hold back in the least, we will miss out on God’s best. Our plan A is insignificant when compared to God’s plan B. I admonish you to let go today and trust God.
18. Showing Bravery:
Being brave is often equated with aggression. However, as seen in the book of Esther, brave acts can be achieved through gentleness.
Esther was asked to risk her life by entering the presence of the King without an invitation, an act worthy of death.
Having realized the seriousness of what she was about to do, she decided to let go of her fears and trust God with her life.
Esther summoned all the Jews to fast and pray for 3 days and nights while she also did the same. Esther 4:16 states, “When this is done I will go to the king, even though it is against the law.
And if I perish, I perish.”
We need to have the same mindset when faced with danger, threats, uncertainty. We need to sacrifice our all and trust God to see us through. There is no need for force or aggression.
God will fight our battles for us, he will always see us through.
19. Facing Tough Challenges:
Challenges are a normal part of our daily existence. However, there are some really tough challenges that force us to wonder if God is still there.
When faced with these types of situations we need to comfort ourselves with the word of God.
One may not be able to feel or express joy during those moments but you can have peace by placing all those feelings of despair on God’s capable shoulders.
The book of Psalms tells us to “taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him” (38:4, NIV).
His goodness may not be evident while you are being severely challenged, however, if you take the time to think about it, you will realize that the situation could have been worse.
Be thankful in whatever situation you find yourself. God is with you, protecting you, and most of all, sustaining you through it all.
My hope is that these nuggets have encouraged you. Trusting is not always easy for most of us. However, it is important to note that God is not like a man so he will not disappoint us.
He has promised to be with us to the end of the age. Let go and trust God!
To trust God completely 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.
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Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.