What does it mean to trust in God?
Read: “When You Need Encouragement”—Quiet Spaces: Prayer Interludes for Women, pp. 36-39.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. —Psalm 46:1, NIV
Your Experience of God’s Worthiness
What is one time when you trusted God in a situation? What happened?
The foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. —1 Corinthians 1:25-26, NIV
Build a Word Network
Write the word TRUST on a piece of paper or in your journal. Take a moment and reflect on each letter. Write any words that begin with that letter that come to your mind. For example, the first letter may bring the following words to mind: truth, time, terror, etc. Do this for each letter. Then look at all the words you’ve written. Do you notice a pattern? What are they saying about how you view trust?
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.—Lamentations 3:22-23, NRSV
Develop Confidence in God
God who holds me safe, help me to trust you completely. Remind me that you hold me in the palm of your hand, and there I am safe. (Now think of yourself resting in the palm of God’s hand. Offer your thanks and gratitude to God.)
Share Your Faith:
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. —Isaiah 40:28-29, NIV
Learn from Others
What people and things do you trust? What traits or characteristics make them trustworthy? In what ways do you demonstrate your trust in God?