There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God. 1 Samuel 2:2
The value of putting one’s trust in God is emphasized throughout Scripture. This trust, which is nourished by a knowledge of God’s revealed truth, manifests itself in a life lived in accordance with his will. In the Bible, there are examples of right trust being placed in others.
Grounds for trust in God
Trust in God’s power and strength Ex 14:31; 2Ti 1:12 Also see: 2Sa 22:1-3 pp Ps 18:2-3; Ps 9:9-10; 115:9-11; 144:1-2
Trust in God’s unfailing love Ps 13:5 See also Ex 15:13; Ps 17:7; 21:7; 33:18; 52:8; 147:11
Trust in God’s salvation Isa 12:2 See also 1Sa 17:37; Ps 22:4-5; 40:2-3; Isa 25:9
Trust nurtured by God’s revealed truth
Pr 22:19-21 See also Ps 18:30; 119:42; Pr 30:5; Jn 12:36; 14:1-3
Expressions of trust in God
Praise and worship Ps 4:5; 28:7; 64:10; Da 3:28
Perseverance in faith Isa 7:4-7; Jer 51:46-47; 2Th 1:4; Heb 10:35-36; 12:2-3; Jas 1:12; 5:11
Holding on to God’s promise 1Ki 8:56-57; Ps 130:5; Ac 26:7; Ro 4:20-21; Col 1:5
Jesus Christ’s trust in the Father
Lk 23:46 See also Ps 31:5; 22:8; Mt 27:43; Heb 2:13; Isa 8:17
King Hezekiah’s trust in God
2Ki 18:5-7 pp 2Ch 31:20-21 See also 2Ki 18:30 pp Isa 36:15; 2Ki 19:14-19 pp Isa 37:14-20; 2Ch 32:20
Further examples of trust in God
Ru 2:12 Ruth; 1Ch 5:20 the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Manasseh; Da 3:17 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego; Da 6:23 Daniel; Zep 3:12 the meek and humble; Ac 14:23 members of the NT churches
The results of trusting in God
Peace Isa 26:3-4 Also see: Ro 15:13
Security Ps 37:3 Also see:Ps 32:10; 125:1; Pr 29:25; Isa 28:16; 57:13
Protection from danger Ps 25:1-3; 31:14-15; 32:7; 33:18-22; 91:1-4
Freedom from fear Ps 27:1 Also see: Ps 23:4; 34:4; 56:3-4,10-11; 112:7
Prosperity Pr 28:25 In the OT material prosperity is often seen as a sign of the spiritual wealth that belongs to those who trust God; Pr 16:20; Jer 17:7-8
Strength Isa 30:15; 40:29-31
Physical life Ps 25:20; Jer 39:18; 49:11
Trust in people
God’s servants entrusted with responsibility 1Co 4:1-2 Also see: Lk 16:1-2; 1Th 2:4; 2Ti 1:14
Trust at home and work Pr 31:10-11 A good wife gives her husband confidence; Tit 2:10 Employees should be trustworthy.
Examples of trusting others Ge 39:4 Also see: Ge 41:39-40; Ex 19:9 Moses to be trusted by Israel; 1Ch 9:22 the gatekeepers appointed by David and Samuel; Ne 2:6 Nehemiah is trusted by Artaxerxes to return to Jerusalem; Da 5:29-6:2 Daniel given responsibility; Php 2:25 Paul’s confidence in Epaphroditus; 2Ti 2:2 Timothy to find others to be entrusted to teach the gospel
Jn 21:15 Jesus Christ reinstates Peter after his denial; Ac 15:37-39 Barnabas gives John Mark a second chance.
Lord Jesus, I believe you are the son of God, and you died for my sins and rose again from the dead, I trust you for cleansing and forgiveness, and you have received me as a Child of God. If there is any resentment or unforgiveness for anyone, I lay it at your feet and ask you to forgive me. I ask your forgiveness for being involved in other religions, witchcraft, or the occult seeking other gods. I acknowledge this as sin and loose myself right now in Jesus name. And now, Lord Jesus, I come to and yield my body, mind, and spirit to you. I give you my all. I surrender my tongue to you to be an instrument of righteousness to worship you in a new language. By faith, I receive it now, Lord in Jesus name. Amen.