Friday, April 10, 2015

“In God We Trust”: 15 Bible Verses For Trusting God in Tough Times

“In God We Trust.” This motto first appeared on a circulating U.S. coin in 1864. Yet, it is one thing to claim that we trust in God. It is quite another to show it by our actions. For example, the phrase has long appeared on U.S. paper currency and coins. In 1956, the U.S. Congress passed a law declaring that expression the national motto of the United States. Ironically, many people put greater trust in money and material wealth than they do in God.

Nevertheless, when money is scare, when a job is lost, when distressed with health issues or fleshly weaknesses, trusting in God can be a challenge. Satan uses discouragement and trouble in this world to make us give up.

The following are 15 verses that we’ve found can help us to trust in Jehovah through thick and thin. Got a verse that helps you trust God in the tough times? We’d love it if you’d share it in the comments!

1) Psalm 20:1

May Jehovah answer you in the day of distress.

2) Psalm 5:11

All those who take refuge in you will rejoice.

3) Proverbs 3:5, 6

Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, And do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, And he will make your paths straight.

4) Psalm 9:9

Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress.

5) Psalm 62:8

Trust in him at all times, O people. Pour out your hearts before him. God is a refuge for us.

6) Psalm 27:5

He will hide me in his shelter on the day of calamity; He will conceal me in the secret place of his tent; High on a rock he will place me.

7) Isaiah 26:4

Trust in Jehovah forever, For Jah Jehovah is the eternal Rock.

8) Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress.

9) Psalm 86:7

I call on you in the day of my distress, For you will answer me.

10) Psalm 18:30

The way of the true God is perfect; The saying of Jehovah is refined. He is a shield to all those taking refuge in him.

11) John 14:1

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Exercise faith in God; exercise faith also in me.

12) Psalm 37:5

Commit your way to Jehovah; Rely on him, and he will act in your behalf.

13) John 14:27

I leave you peace; I give you my peace. I do not give it to you the way that the world gives it. Do not let your hearts be troubled nor let them shrink out of fear.

14) Psalm 118:8

It is better to take refuge in Jehovah Than to trust in humans.

15) Proverbs 30:5

Every saying of God is refined. He is a shield to those taking refuge in him.


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  2. Is. 50: 10
    Who among you fears Jehovah
    And listens to the voice of his servant?
    Who has walked in deep darkness, without any brightness?
    Let him trust in the name of Jehovah and support himself on his God

    Jer. 17:7
    Blessed is the man who puts his trust in Jehovah,
    Whose confidence is in Jehovah

    Isaiah 12:2
    Look! God is my salvation. I will trust and feel no dread; For Jah Jehovah is my strength and my might, And he has become my salvation.

  3. I love Carol Collins' additional verses as well as yours, Greg! Thank you!

  4. Isaiah 59:1 Look! The hand of Jehovah is not too short to save, Nor is his ear too dull to hear.

    Psalm 116:1,2 I love Jehovah
    Because he hears my voice, my pleas for help.
    2 For he inclines his ear to me,
    And I will call on him as long as I live.