Dexter is a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ who finds joy in helping others succeed.
I've been writing about faith a lot lately, so I've decided to continue with the same theme and share with you a few inspirational and timely bible verses about faith and trust in God.
I'll be frank right at the "get-go," exercising faith and trust in God isn't easy, and from all indications based on the bible, it isn't going to get easy. "Many are the affliction of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them out of them all.—Psalm 34:19.
But don't be discouraged, Psalm 34:19 concludes by saying ...but the Lord delivers them out of them all.
For this reason, putting your faith and trust in God is imperative to weather the storms and uncertainties of life.
Take a look at what David said in Psalm 20:7 "Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, But we will remember the name of the LORD our God."
It's tempting to trust men, especially in hard times when hell seems to have broken through against you. After all, you are only human and there's only so much that you can take.
Relax; God won't give you more than you're able to bear
That's right, here is what 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
As you can see, our God is faithful, and he will resume you from all your troubles and fears. Nevertheless, God's deliverance is predicated on total faith and trust in him; there's no half measure, or "in-between point;" just completely faith and trust.
God secretly has your back
As much as I am a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I would often try my best not to be overly excited, and present the word of God out of context only for the sake of inspiring you. Everything must be taken into context, and especially where the scriptures are concerned, the right context is paramount to grow in faith.
That said, I make no mistake in saying that God secretly has your back. See for yourself: "The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him"—Nahum 1:7.
You're God's child, and he has promised to help you, don't be troubled, dismayed, or afraid, just trust God. To get you started, here are over sixteen timely and relevant bible verses about faith and trust in God.
Bible Verses About Faith and Trust in God
1. 2 Corinthians 5:7
"For we walk by faith, not by sight."
2. Psalm 37:3
"Trust in God and do good, so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed."
3. Psalm 40:4
Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
4. Psalm 44:6
For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.
5. Psalm 49:6
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
6. Psalm 52:8
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever.
7. Psalm 55:23
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days, but I will trust in thee.
8. Psalm 56:3
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
9. Psalm 56:4
In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
10. Psalm 56:11
In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
11. Psalm 61:4
I will abide in thy tabernacle forever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
12. Romans 9:32
Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone.
13. Romans 10:6
But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
14. Romans 10:8
But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
15. Romans 10:17
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
16. Romans 11:20
Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
Consequences of not trusting God
Throughout my life, I've discovered and rediscovered that failure to exercise faith and trust in God can be costly, if not deadly, as was the case with the Israelites in the wilderness. With the exception of Joshua and Caleb, they all died because of their reluctance to completely trust God. Here are a few painful mentions in scriptures of the consequences of not trusting God:
You'll abort God's deliverance: "Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation"—Psalm 146:3
You'll attract curses to your life. "Thus says the Lord, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the Lord"—Jerimiah 17:5.
You'll be left in no-mans-land. " Who proceed down to Egypt Without consulting Me, To take refuge in the safety of Pharaoh And to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt!—Isaiah 30:2."
You'll attract destruction to your life. Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help And rely on horses, And trust in chariots because they are many And in horsemen because they are very strong. But they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!"—Isaiah 31:1
You'll suffer from pain, sickness, and diseases. " When Ephraim saw his sickness, And Judah his wound, Then Ephraim went to Assyria And sent to King Jareb. But he is unable to heal you, Or to cure you of your wound"—Hosea 5:13.
Benefits of faith and trust in God
It's no secret, in the context of faith that those who put their faith and trust in the Lord will always see the Lord's will manifesting in their life. Don't get me wrong, the Lord may allow hard times to come your way, and you will have to weather the storm. But come to think of it; hard times are the perfect opportunity to put your faith and trust in God to the test. After all, there's no victory without trial, and deliverance without tribulations.
That said, here are a few encouraging mentions of benefits for putting faith and trust in God:
Psalm 68:19 "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah".
Psalm 103:2-5 "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's."
Psalm 116:12 "What shall I render unto the LORD for all His benefits toward me?
Saints in the bible who trusted God
The bible is the ideal place when looking for testimonies of saints who exercised faith and trust in God. From Abraham leaving his homeland to follow God without knowing where he was going to Apostles following Jesus because they believe that he was the messiah. So, here are ten saints who exercised faith and trust in God:
1. David "I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living"—Psalm 27:13.
2. Paul "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek"—Romans 1:16.
3. Joshua "And if it seems evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD"— Joshua 24:15.
4. Peter "Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life"—John 6:68.
5. Abraham "And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform"—Romas 4:19-21.
6. Noah "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith"—Hebrews 11:7.
6. Joseph "By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones"—Hebrews 11:21.
7. Jacob "By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff"—Hebrews 11:21.
8. Sara " Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age because she judged him faithful who had promised"—Hebrews 11:11.
9. Abel "By faith, Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it, he being dead yet speaketh—Hebrews 11:4.
10. Enoch "By faith, Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God"—Hebrews 11:5
And there are many more, too much to mention; they all exercised their faith and trust in God, as the following verses show:
"And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions
Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens —Hebrews 11:32-34.
Practical ways to strengthen and increase your faith and trust in God
As with many things in life; saying is always easier than doing. It's one thing to say you're going to trust God, but a completely different thing to follow through on your words and exercise faith and trust in God when the storms of life begin to really test you. For this reason, I'd recommend that you do these five things to increase your faith and trust in God
1. Read often: "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"—Romans 10:17.
2. Meditate on the word: "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success"—Joshua 1:8.
3. Believe every word: "As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe"—Mark 5:36.
4. Pray often: Pray without ceasing"—1 Thessalonians 5:17.
5. Give God thanks: "In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you"—1 Thessalonians 5:18
More scriptures about faith and trust in God
The scriptures I've shared in this article about faith and trust in God are those I've found to be both helpful and inspirational to me when I needed a boost in my spirit. However, there are many other bible verses on faith and trust in God, so here are a few more:
2 Samuel 22:3 "The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; thou savest me from violence."
2 Samuel 22:31 "As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him."
Job 13:15 "Though He slays me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him."
Psalm 5:11 "But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee."
Psalm 7:1 "O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me"
Psalm 9:10 "And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Psalm 11:1 "In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?"
Psalm 16:1 "Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust."
Final word about faith and trust In God
Putting your faith and trust in God isn't always easy, in fact, it's never easy. I've been serving the Lord for well over a decade now, and I've never found putting my faith and trust in him to be easy.
I'm not going to lure you into believing that the faith walk is easy. However, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that it pays richly to completely put trust and faith in God no matter how bleak things may look.
And that's my encouragement and final word to you, trust in God and walk by faith even when you cannot see or know where you are going.
© 2021 Dexter Whinfield