Jesus said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me. John 14:1
What a wonderful exhortation that Jesus gave us. Trusting in God is such a key to our lives that we are admonished all through the Bible not to trust fellow-men, money, or the things of the world. Mankind will fail us, even those we admire because none of us are perfect and none of us have the power to save others.
Don’t put your trust in human leaders. Don’t trust in people. They can’t save you. Psalm 146:3 (NIRV)
This is what the Lord says: “Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord.” Jeremiah 17:5
Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. I Timothy 6:17
We have even been admonished not to trust our own thoughts or knowledge.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones. Proverb 3:5-8
We are given so many promises when we put our trust in God. He gives us wisdom and directs us daily if we seek His will. He gives healing and peace beyond measure. He will give us strength for everything we face in life, when we Trust Him.
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
When we trust in God through his son Jesus Christ we know His deep love. Our trust should only be in God who will embolden us through the Holy Spirit. If we trust God fully each day, we will learn to love with his love and walk in peace and He will supply all of our needs (not wants unless they align with His will for our lives).
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. Ephesians 3:16-18
Prayer: Father help me to put all of my Trust in you wherever I go and in whatever I do. I know that when my Trust is in you, I am not troubled by the cares of this world. I give you my whole heart and I know you give me your love so that I may show your love to others. I have peace, understanding, wisdom, strength and health. Thank you. Amen.