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How do we trust in God?

Updated on August 8, 2013

Holding Your Hand!

Let Go, Let God.

How can we trust God? All we have to do is look back at what He has done for us when we least expected or when He came through with answered prayer. Do is a verb, a verb is action. We do need to take the action. We do need to look at what He has already done for us.

God never does something just once. If it is a healing we need or a deliverance from poverty, emotional upheaval, worry or anxiety we will need to be rescued, again. We all go though grave trials. How did you get through the last storm? Did you call out to God or sit and wait it out or depend on the world to come through for your answer? Did you have the answer or did Gods grace shine and come through for you with the answer? Did he use another person to touch your heart and open doors? He rescued you once He will do it again. God does not get tired. We get tired when we try on our own best effort.

No matter where you might be today or if you are coming out of a storm another trial will come your way. Jesus said, we will face tribulation. (I2 Timothy 3:12) Indeed everyone who loves me is determined to live a Godly life, as a follower of Jesus Christ, will be persecuted..

We do not need to chase trouble it will come to us. Today we can help those who struggle. Sometimes things are so bad we may feel like dying,. Paul in the book of Acts was stoned, and chased by a wild ox. Paul knew about trials, pain, suffering, near death. (2 Corinthians 1 9): It was so bad he did not think they would make it, as it turns out he got through the trials.

What rubs us the wrong way could be the best thing that happened to us. It is then we have to totally trust in Almighty God. We can trust in Him before the trial or trust Him during the trial. When we know how to trust God, we can let go. (Proverbs 3:5-6) Lean not on our own understanding but acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your path.

There was a man hanging from a limb on a tree. God said,' trust me let go.' The man would not let go of the limb. God encouraged him again to let go. He assured him He was there to catch him. He did not need to hold on God was going to catch Him. He needed to let go. He hung on sweating it out. Finally the limb broke. The limb and man went flying. The Lord caught the man. God is faithful. His word does not change. He comes through. How much less would the man have suffered if he just let go and trusted God before he went though more suffering? Oh, God is Grace indeed. We can trust before the trial or in the trial, God does not change. We only need to trust.

If we belong to Jesus how much do we have to fear? His Word says He will care for His children. A couple of weeks ago I had to call the loan department to arrange a payment for my vehicle. I have been one car payment at rears for months. I am sure I am not a lone ranger. I cannot make that one catch up payment, yet. The car is still mine and the money comes. So I get into fear because of what a person happened to mention in a conversation last month. "I could lose my car if I do not make another payment this month.' Oh, scare me. Anyway, when nuts came to bolts or is it bolts to nuts I finally made the same call I have made ten times. God had me covered. Can I make another payment this month? 'No, I cannot one will do fine, thank you.' 'OK, well do the best you can to get another payment in.'

Hello, so what was this about? FEAR. The enemy tries to edge in. He tells lies. He says God is going to drop you this time. Well look again has God dropped me? Did God pull us out of the ocean to throw us back in? I know I can trust God. So what am I hanging onto? I am not letting go and giving my cares to God. Even if the company comes to take my vehicle, so be it. God has another plan and a far better plan. It could be the best thing that ever happened to me. I am free from a payment. Whatever the scenario. Trust God.

(1 Corinthians. 1:9) Paul was forced to trust God. He did it. He trusted God. God raised Paul up in that midnight hour. Paul needed rescue. God rescued Paul from certain doom and He will do it again. Whatever God has done He will do it again. He does it so we will have increased faith. He will raise us up again, we do not have to be in darkest trials to trust? In deep trials when there is no other place to turn, we are forced to trust God. This is not a bad idea. God is the God that raises the dead, God delivers.

We can trust God when facing death. The resurrection is so powerful because we have somewhere to turn. The resurrection not only saved us but we can trust God. No matter how bad the marriage or the kids or what may be hidden in your life. We can face it without fear because He is the God who delivers. He will rescue. He did it before and He will do it again. God never does anything only once.

Allot of Christians live in reflection or anticipation. The good Ole days are the short end of the stick. People look back or say,' one day I will start business, one day I will forgive my husband, one day I will start to tithe, one day I will volunteer at the shelter.' God wants us living in both. We need to reflect on what God already did! He will do it again, anticipate it. Once we see what God has done in our life we can know He will do it again. God is not a one hit wonder. Say someone has a great Baseball game and hits a grand slam to win the game. Say he never does it again. Say someone writes one famous song and never writes another. Well whatever God does He will do it repeatedly. Trust create's faith. HIS word is the same and HE never changes. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

God will rescue us as many times as we need. Do you need a breakthrough or restoration or a healing or deliverance from cares, worry, or anxiety? The power of God will touch your life today. (Matthew 18:19) if two or more gathers and agrees together in anything It will be done unto them. Prayer releases the power of God. If you seek, you will find, if you ask, it will be given to you. (Matthew 6::32)

If you want the power of the Holy Spirit released, begin to praise God. We do not have to beg God, but focus and trust. God will open the doorway. When you truly praise God He will inhabit our house, God inhabits the praises of His people. God is waiting on us. Have a praise party not a pity party and see what happens in your day.

In these most difficult times we live, it is obvious God is calling out to HIS people to trust in Him. Do not be deceived there are many that will wear sheeps' clothing. If you know Christ stay in His word and keep pressing forward. We have nothing to fear. Remember God promises He will never leave, nor forsake us.(Hebrews 3:13) God has everything in His divine plan. Precious child of God do not lose heart. Our God will come through. His favor is unending and His mercy endures.

If you do not know Jesus then you are trusting in yourself or the world. Both are unreliable and change. God never changes. He so loves all His people. Many deny His name and spit on Him. Do not be afraid to come to Jesus. There is nothing you have done that makes Him love you less. He wants all to come to Him in repentance. You do not want to be deceived by the god of this world. The enemy only comes to steal, kill, and destroy.(John 10:10)

Salvation is now today.(John 3:16) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whom so ever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. Do not be too late for Jesus. Talk to Jesus today and asks Him into your heart as Lord and Saviour, repent of sin and your life will never be the same. Do not worry Jesus will do the transforming. Our way obviously does not work very well. His Grace is suffiecient enough. Deny Him and He will deny you.

If we would remember all the miracles in the past we would have much less anxiety when the challenges face us tomorrow.

© Copyright Skye Tudae

My Love,



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      skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      tsadjatko I am honoed by such an eloquent comment to me. awwwee. All glory to God the Father precious child of God. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Amen. There have been times I am inpatient because God does not always jump on an answer but in my intermost being I know He is on it. He has always and will always be faithful and true. He is the great IAM. We are so blessed to be His children. Let us not forget all of His benefits Psalm 103 1-5

      A couple of weeks ago I was having a very difficult time. I was recovering from a surgery and was having a difficult time going through the healing process. I memorized psalm 103 vs 1-5 and got great comfort. Gods hand was on me and I was healed in remarkable time. He is with us always. We can count on it. God never changes and His love more than our finite minds can even imagine. I am touched to know you and so happy to read your works. Keep going precious one. U will I am sure of it. Phil 4:13 My love Skye

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      skye2day 2 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Michael It is so nice to see you at my page. I love when you stop in. You have the gift of encouragement. Truly the love of Christ shines in you. I am so grateful you crossed my path. I do pray all is well with you and yours. Keep going dear brother. You are a light in a lost world. My love in Christ Jesus, Your sister, Skye.

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      TSAD 2 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Skye you have done an exemplary job explaining how to trust God.

      To trust in anyone one must first know them. Only a fool trusts someone they do not know.

      Last week a Southern Baptist pastor, his wife and both their children were killed in a car accident. Oddly(?) my first thought was how blessed they were to go to the father as a family.

      But actually that isn't odd at all, if you understand Christianity and believe what God tells us in His Word and you trust him! They are now in paradise with God where there is no pain, no sadness, no lies, no hate and subject to eternal bliss beyond human understanding or description.

      The only regret anyone can have for them is selfish, that they are no longer here to suffer with us or to offer us their company, support and comfort. There is nothing to morn for their sakes, only our own.

      Many unbelievers (and no doubt some ostensible believers) would undoubtedly jump at the chance to ridicule and criticize my sentiments and label me as some insensitive religious wacko while their world view is that this family lived a belief in a fairytale and now dead, no longer exist at all, as if they never were, an existence being the result solely of chance chemical reactions over millions of years which once ended are nothing but molecular residue.

      To an unbeliever trust in God is no different than trust in Santa Claus, so to answer your question "How do we trust in God" we must first believe he exists and then we can come to know him through His Word. Once we know him, what he has done for us and what he has promised us we have no choice but to trust him.

      Great hubpage topic Skye!

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      Michael-Milec 2 years ago

      Hello skye2day.

      You've stated it nicely " If we belong to Jesus…" Amen. We are His,the God of the Universe is our Father. The heavenly Father. We walk- it is - we do order our conduct and conversation according to His revealed will. The Words of our Lord Jesus the Anointed One are in our mind, our mouths, we call upon Him in time of trouble, in any need, having in mind " Your will be done"- ready for His will for us ,trusting. . . We just trust knowing that as He always was there for us, He is the same…

      Beautiful and interesting

      Peace be with us.

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      skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      torrilynn Precious woman how nice to see you. Yes we must seek the Lord. He is the way truth and life.Everything is worked out already. The blood of Jesus shed for us has made us righteous before Almighty God. Amazing love. One day we can look forward to no sin in the Kingdom of God while He reigns; King of Kings and Lord of Lords. What an Alleluia to sing about. Merry Christmas dear and precious woman. Love you, your sista Skye.

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      We trust in God through faith hardwork prayer and consistency. Everything will all work out in the end. Thank you for this hub.

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Romeos Quill Thank You dear brother for coming over. I am Blessed with your comment. I continue to work on trusting God. I know I can! There is an enemy at war with us. Good news enemy is doomed to hell already.

      Many Blessings your way romeos. Love, Skye

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Love never fails..... a great article Skye, and superbly relayed with truth, hope, much faith and honesty. Thank you, as this is always useful, and the message you've written is very encouraging. Love you sis;

      A peaceful, and restful evening for you and yours;


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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Deborrah K Ogans. My precious sister. You are a gem in the chest of Gods treasures girl. It is always a joy to see you for a visit. I have wondered how you were doing several times. I do intend on coming for a visit real soon. I do pray all is well with your ever growing family. I have missed you girl.I have not written much lately. God is pruning me up. I am trusting in Him. There are a thousand and one things to write about but nothing has jelled lately. I am sure in His time the words will flow. Thank you so much for your edifying words of encouragement. They mean so much to me. It is so true when we praise God there is no room for doubt to slip in (the ugly devil) In the praises God is just working the situation. He is faithful and true. I can forget my own words but praise God I keep practicing and love Jesus more each day. He is so awesome. I love you girl and back at you sweetie. Keep your eyes on all that is lovely and pure. Keep going sister. In His Glorious name Jesus Christ. I love you Deborrah.

      Your sista, Skye

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

      Skye, This is a precious, heartfelt and insightful hub! My dear sister you continue to touch the hearts of many. We must daily spend some time with our Heavenly Father meditating upon His Word. Then move forward embracing the principles and virtues therein...

      As you so marvelously stated: "If you want the power of the Holy Spirit released, begin to praise God. We do not have to beg God, but focus and trust. God will open the doorway. When you truly praise God He will inhabit our house, God inhabits the praises of His people. God is waiting on us. Have a praise party not a pity party and see what happens in your day." Amen! & PRAISE GOD! 'TRULY THE LORD IS MORE THAN ABLE!"

      May our Heavenly Father shower down upon you from His spiritual, emotional as well as material Blessings in Jesus Name! Yes indeed! We can always TRUST GOD!

      Thank You for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Lady_E Precious sister, I need to refer to my own words and or other devotions, often! We must continue to renew our minds. We can be an up down lot us children. We get to practice daily. It is so easy when we trust HIM with everything. I mean from rising in the morning to sleeping through the night. This I know. Keep going my dear friend. U will not doubt. May Gods Grace continue to abound in you each day... Love U Phil 4:13 Thank you for coming to visit sweetie I love seeing you. You were one of my first on hubpages. We signed up around the same time!! Cool! Sending a hug. Skye

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks. This is very inspiring to read and spoke to my heart deeply about certain situations in my life. I will definitely refer to it often, to encourage me in my walk of faith. God bless.

      Elena xx

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      stars439 Thank you dear bro for coming over to read. I am honored to hear from you. Keep your eyes on Jesus pecious brother. Love, Skye

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      stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear cherished heart : Thank you for a wonderful hub. God Bless You.

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Mekenzie Precious sista God Bless you and yours. You have gone through some trials these last few weeks dear one. God is so amazing. You are His hands and feet and it is not always easy girl. Let us keep going and be encouraged in His faithfulness. After I wrote this David was laid off again. 2 months on 2-3 months off. At first I was numbed out as David was too. Now a week later I am back in the ring. God is faithful and true. He provides. In this weeks time HE has blessed me with provision He is truly remarkable. So yep when we get low we can look back at HIS generosity and grace. He will never give us more than we can bear to be tempted. Sister keep going our treasures are stored in Heaven. Jesus come quickly. One day mek no more tears!

      Love you. I pray for wendy and family and you and yours each day. U R doing awesome girl. You are a child of the KING. You are equipped. Hugs. Skye

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Hi Sista Skye, Very awesome reflection on Faith. All throughout you point to the faithfulness of God. Just look back, you say, God of Miracles always comes through. :)

      It's good to remember, as you say, that God does not get tired. We get tired when we try on our own best effort.

      I also loved this truth: "What rubs us the wrong way could be the best thing that happened to us. It is then we have to totally trust in Almighty God."

      I've been through a fire Skye and this truth has come to me as clear as a bell. Yes, it is in those difficulties God teaches us to submit and then opens the wisdom tank. :)

      Great Hubful of praise! Keep on keeping on for HIM Sista!

      Love Ya!


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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      quildon just days after I wrote this my husband had a lay off. Third one in two years. YIKES Trusting is onward. upward. Our Lord is faithful and true.

      The enemy wants us to believe his lies. He wants us to be afraid. In the name of Jesus he can take a hike off the cliff to hell where he is is already doomed and defeated by our JESUS Christ, Amen and Amen.

      Thank you so much foe stopping in and your warm and gracious comment. I am touched and humbled. I needed to hear your words. God is so good. His timing perfect. May our Lords grace abound on you each day quildon.. You really are precious. and dear! My Love, In Christ. Skye You keep em coming! Keep pressing on. Phil 4:13

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      lifegate thank you dear bro. Please pray for David he is feeling low and down but we know that is the enemy. David is a child of Almighty God. He is going to get through this he will with Christ. We will with Christ, Amen. Thank you so much brother for your prayers. GODs Blessings to you always and forever. Skye

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      Angela Joseph 4 years ago from Florida

      Thank you for reminding us that God is faithful and He does keep His promises. There's a song that goes, "If you know the Lord is keeping you, what you wanna worry about?" May God continue to bless you, provide for you and keep you strong in His love and in the power of His might. Voted up, useful and beautiful.

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


      I'll be praying for your situation. God saw this coming long before you did and He knows all about it. I know you know that - just a reminder that He really will take care of you. Hang in there, Sista. He's hot big plans for you.

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      BlossonSB Right on sista. God has the divine plan in HIS hands. He knows what HE does. He knows the future. Praise the Lord His way is far better than my finite mind can begin to muster up. Thank You Lord for your abundance and supply. Thank you for stopping in Blossom. I am blessed to see you. Hugs precious one. Skye

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      I lifegate. awwwww. I am honored and humbled. A storm door opened for David and I today. He had another job lay off. Work one month maybe two, off for two or three. Its crazy but our GOD is faithful He is our supply. He will continue to meet all our needs according to His riches and Glory, Amen. .Praise God. Well bro I do have peace and in prayer the Spirit of God nudged me. Trust in Me. I gotta smile and practice what I write. I do trust just a little stunned at the moment. Love ya brother. May Gods abundance smile down on you and yours today and always lifegate. Your sista. In Christ, Skye

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      You said it all with that saying, "Let go, let God." We cling onto things, onto organizing our own life, instead of letting go and leaving it to our Heavenly Father who knows best our every need.

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi Sista,

      Great read a usual. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful. Your lines, "How can we trust God? All we have to do is look back at what He has done for us when we least expected or when He came through with answered prayer" and "God never does something just once" are so powerful, yet so simplistic a child can understand. Why do we older seem to have trouble in this area? Thanks for the answer!

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      Sandra Mireles 4 years ago from Texas

      This is a beautifully articulate explanation of faith and trust as well as belief. Once I heard a sermon called "I Made Up My Mind When I was In My Right Mind." The point being that one must make up one's mind about trust, faith and belief before the storm comes; before the fear comes, before the tragedy invades one's life. Then your faith, trust and belief system will kick in and you will not have the appalling need to find God when you are in the middle of a life changing event. Thank you Skye for a truly great hub.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my precious sister, skye,

      Yes, He has held my hand through many trials and tribulations, and He has healed me and family and friends through prayer. He is sweet like that you know.

      Thank you for this beautiful hub of His truths once again! The music video is a beautiful blessing.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless you precious heart. In His Love Always, Faith Reaper

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      skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      jane51 Amen to that sister. We keep pressing on in Glory to Glory and Faith to Faith. Yes we do need to encourage one another. I know I can get into my own head and it is good to hear from another and refocus on the truth of whose we are sister. We belong to the King of Kings We can trust HIM. Alleluia. Thank you so much for your loving comment and your presence. Love you, In Christ Skye

      Keep going Phil 4:13 Hugs

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      Jane51 4 years ago

      Thank you skye for once again explaining how to trust God. Your hubs are so encouraging. Even as believers we need reminded about trusting God even through trials and tribulations.