Learn to Trust God
Norman Vincent Peale shares uplifting affirmations and Bible verses to help overcome worry and uncertainty.
Every day, whether we think about it or not, our lives are in the hands of Someone who directs and orders the laws of the Universe. We are wholly dependent upon God, so we must trust him. The Bible instructs us again and again to “trust in him at all times” (Psalm 62:8).
But how can we trust God with the oh-so-important details of our daily lives? One way is to know and love God. We trust human beings whom we know and love. And when you know God—his goodness, kindness and faithfulness—you will trust him, for you will love him. He will fulfill your trust. He will never let you down. “God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2).
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Do the best you can about everything and trust the outcome to God. Confidently trust him to handle things beyond your efforts. He knows the facts. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:4-6). Every day, especially when you feel uncertain, try saying these affirmations to yourself:
1. I put my life in God’s hands.
2. I will trust God’s guidance.
3. I leave the outcome to God.
Live close to God. Believe that he has the answers to your perplexities. “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him” (Nahum 1:7). The closer you live to him the more easily you will pick up his thoughts for you. This will create in you a profound confidence. This will build up your faith.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).