Do you ever struggle to trust in the Lord with all your heart? To turn everything over to Him, do things His way, and rest easy knowing that God has a plan and everything is going to be okay?
We know Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to:
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 make your paths straight.
But how do we DO that exactly??
After all, trusting in the Lord isn’t always easy, and while there are plenty of Bible verses that tell us that we’re supposed to trust God’s will, they aren’t always clear about how we’re supposed to do that, practically speaking.
Well, the good news is – if you want to learn how to trust in the Lord with all your heart but you’re not sure where to start, you’re in luck. I’ve scoured the web to find some of the BEST books, verses, articles, sermons and more on trusting in the Lord – and today I’d like to share them with you!
No matter what circumstances you find yourself facing today, I really hope these resources encourage, equip and inspire you to trust in the Lord today.
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Best Books to Help You Trust in the Lord
1. Trusting God’s Plan – Equipping Godly Women
Super encouraging and full of Biblical Truth, I wrote “Trusting God’s Plan” to answer tough questions like:
- “Does God really care what I’m going through right now?”
- “Can I really trust God with my future?”
- “What does Trusting God’s Plan actually look like, practically speaking?”
If you’re going through a tough season right now and you want to stay strong in faith while you wait for your answer, I’d love for you to learn more here.
2. Trust Without Borders – Arabah Joy
Arabah Joy is an overseas missionary, a committed Christian and a good friend of mine. Her book, “Trust Without Borders” is half 40-day devotional, half memoir and completely inspiring.
While you’re supposed to read it over the course of 40 days, I finished it in two. Her stories were so interesting and inspiring – I couldn’t put it down!
3. Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts – Jerry Bridgess
Without a doubt the best book I’ve ever read on the subject of “Why does God allow suffering?”
In “Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts,” Bridges definitely dives deep into Scripture, all while presenting his well-researched findings in a way that’s still easy to understand and accept.
If you’re looking for a meaty, Scripture-packed explanation for the struggles in life – this is it. Learn more here.
4. The Case for Faith – Lee Stroebel
I’ve been a huge fan of “The Case for Christ” for years now, and this book in the series does not disappoint.
In “The Case for Faith,” atheistic reporter turned Christianity detective, Stroebel lays out a wealth of solid research and evidence for why we CAN trust in the Lord, completely overcoming Christianity’s toughest objections.
If you’re feeling unsure or doubtful about this whole Jesus thing, this book is for you. Learn more here.
5. Trusting God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotions – Joyce Meyer
On the other hand, maybe you already know all the Scripture verses, Bible stories and “churchy” answers, and what you really need is just a little bit of encouragement in your day-to-day struggles.
If that’s you, then “Trusting God Day by Day” may be a better fit.
With 365 short and encouraging trust prompts, this Joyce Meyer devotional will help you start your days off on the right foot. Learn more here.
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Trusting God’s Plan Video Series
Do you ever struggle to trust God’s plan for your life? Especially when things get tough? If so, I have a free video series I created JUST for you that I’d love for you to check out!
The “Trusting God’s Plan” video series is a series of three super encouraging videos that address topics like:
- Five reasons God allows us to go through hard times
- Four important truths we can cling to through hard times
- Four practical ways to make going through hard times much, much easier.
- And more!
“These videos are really good! They are solid, no fluff content. I love them!” — Arabah Joy
Interested? I’d be happy to send them to you so you can check them out and see what you think. Just enter your email in the box below so I know where to send them, and I’ll get them sent right your way.
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Trusting God’s Plan Bible Verse Printables
Or how about these beautiful “Trusting God’s Plan” printable Scripture verse cards?
These are fantastic to print out and hold on to when you’re going through a tough season. You can put them on your mirror, on the fridge, in your purse, in your desk at work… Wherever you could use that extra reminder that God is with you, God has a plan for you and you are not alone!
Oh, and they’re absolutely free. Just enter your email in the box so I know where to send them. (Don’t worry if you signed up for the video series above — it won’t sign you up twice)
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Fantastic Articles About Trusting God / Trusting God’s Plan
Here are some of my absolute favorite articles on trusting in the Lord — both mine and others. Definitely worth looking through to see if any catch your eye!
How to Trust God’s Plan When You Don’t Know What it Is – Equipping Godly Women
What it Means to Trust the Lord – Bible Hub
The Truth About Worrying (And How to Find Peace) – Equipping Godly Women
The Top 10 Reasons We Don’t Trust God – Outreach Magazine
When God Says Wait – Equipping Godly Women
Why Does God Allow Suffering? – Equipping Godly Women
The 7 Habits of People Who Place Radical Trust in God – Jennifer Fulwiler
What to Do When God Feels Far Away – Equipping Godly Women
When Fear Grips Your Heart: The Transformative Power of Trust – One Thing Alone
How to Respond When God Allows Trauma – Equipping Godly Women
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Bible Verses About Trusting God
Proverbs 3:5-6 is a great verse about trusting God, but it’s only one of many! Are you looking for some more encouraging Bible verses to help you trust God? Why not check out some of these:
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
— Isaiah 41:10
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
— Psalm 27:1
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. –Romans 8:28
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. — Philippians 4:13
Looking for just the right one? These articles have tons more suggestions:
6 Comforting Bible Verses for Hard Times – Equipping Godly Women
15 Bible Verses for Trusting God in Tough Times – Rachel Wojo
Bible Verses About Trust: 20 Helpful Scripture Quotes – What Christians Want to Know
48 Bible Verses about Trust – DailyVerses
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Products to Remind You to Trust God
Of course, sometimes we KNOW how to trust God; we just have to remember to actually DO it. And one of the best ways I’ve found to remember to trust God is to have some sort of physical reminder handy that you can see all the time.
Using the printable Scripture cards above is probably the quickest, easiest method, but if you’d like something a little more substantial, these items are all really great choices too:
Alright, so there you have it! A massive collection of some of the very BEST resources out there to help you trust in the Lord! Hopefully you’ve found several things that will be helpful to you!!
Any really good resources I forgot or don’t know about? What products, resources or tricks do you use to help you trust in the Lord more and more every day? Let me know in the comments below!