This post is all about Trusting God In Difficult Times
Hey Friends, I’m honored to be writing this blog post on trusting God in difficult times. Why? In every Christian walk, one is bound to face trials. So, this is an absolutely important and relevant topic!
During the difficult times in our lives, we are challenged to trust God more completely. These challenges can be anything from a health diagnosis, losing a job to dealing with the death of a loved one.
Yes, life is full of difficult times. It can get a bit overwhelming to those who are trusting God. It’s easy to feel abandoned or ignored. It is often hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel during these times.
As you read this blog post, you may resonate with the fact that it can be hard to trust God when everything seems to be going wrong, and you don’t know what to do💔. However, remember He is always there for us! Even when we can’t see Him, we can trust God despite our difficult circumstances.
This blog post will discuss nine motivating tips for trusting God in difficult times. I hope that these tips will help you find peace during the challenging moments in your life!
Why is God silent when I need Him most in a trial?
When we are in the midst of a trial, it can feel like God is silent. We may cry out to Him, asking why He isn’t helping us or showing Himself to us in our time of need. It’s easy to doubt His goodness and wonder if He really cares about us when things are tough.
From my personal experience, I typically have lots of questions when I have a difficult time. I often wonder why I have to go through the trial instead of around it. (for real 😂). I have once thought, “I know God saw the trial coming, so why didn’t he just provide a way of escape before?”😢
As you can see, trials can quickly make people question their faith and belief in God. We can definitely feel that God has worn some gigantic noise-canceling headphones 🎧, and he can’t possibly hear us. (Yeah, I have a big imagination😳). In any case, we feel that He is truly silent.
But just because we can’t see or feel Him doesn’t mean that God isn’t with us. ❤️In fact, He is always with us and working for our good (Romans 8:28). I know this all too well when I have gone through the trial, and it’s all over. Then I look back, and I see the evidence that the hand of God was holding me throughout the trial. God truly wasn’t silent- He was working!
We may not understand why things are happening the way they are, but we can trust that God has a plan and is in control even when life feels out of control.
What to do when you feel like God has abandoned you
The Bible is filled with stories of people who went through difficult times. But even in the midst of their trials, they trusted in God.
To better explain what to do when you feel like God has abandoned you, I would like to reference how David felt during this trial and feelings of abandonment.
David feeling abandoned by God
David was a man who is described as a “man after God’s heart.” (1 Samuel 13:14) He was also a man of great faith, and he is an excellent example for us to follow when we are facing difficulties in our own lives.
When David was going through a tough time, he felt like God had abandoned him. In Psalm 13, David poured out his heart to God. He expressed all of the feelings he was experiencing during this trial.
David wrote about how he felt deserted and alone. He questioned why God wasn’t answering his prayers. But even in the midst of all of these negative emotions, David still had hope.
He trusted that God would eventually answer his prayers and help him through this difficult time. And he was right! God did answer his prayers and help him through that tough time.
If you’re going through a difficult time right now, take comfort in the fact that God is with you. He will help you through it. Trust in Him, and don’t give up hope!
9 Tips: Trusting God through trials and difficulty
Trusting God in the midst of trial and suffering can be difficult… but there are ways we can trust him, even when it feels impossible.
Here are nine motivating tips for trusting God in difficult times:
When people mention prayer, others assume that you must be zealous and full of fire to pray. No! You can be in his presence, teary-eyed and just asking God why this trial is at your doorsteps. You can be silent and broken in His presence as you seek Him. God sees your heart, so pray and ask God to reveal Himself to you. He promises that when we seek Him, we will find Him (Jeremiah 19:13).
Lastly, I believe you can pray the psalms. There was a season in my life when I went through a tough time, and the only thing I could do was to pray the Psalms. Friends, I’m happy to report that God did hear my prayers through praying the psalms!
2. Praise and Worship
I’m a firm believer that worship is a weapon! In the Old and New Testament, we see that praise and worship were essential in every battle and challenge!
Here are some examples:
- One example is when Paul and Silas are imprisoned. They chose to trust God even during their difficult circumstances, and they sang praises to God. Acts 16:25-34
- Another example is found multiple times in the Old Testament. When Israelites prepared to battle against their enemies, they often gathered together and praised and worshiped God, trusting that He would give them victory.
As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.2 Chronicles 20:22
3. Meditate on God’s nature and character
One way to begin trusting God more is to think about His nature and character. The Bible tells us that God is good, faithful, just, and loving. It’s easier to trust Him when we focus on who God is, even when things are tough.
Here are a few specific examples:
- Remember that God is good. (1 Chronicles 16:34 & Psalm 145:9). No matter what our circumstances may be, God is still good, and He wants what’s best for us.
- Trust that he is faithful. god has he will never leave us or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:15) He is a faithful God who keeps his promises.
- Remember that God has a plan for our lives, one for prosperity and not for harm. (Jeremiah 29:11)
- He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). If he delivered people in the Bible through trials, he can do the same for us today.
- Trust that he loves us (John 3:16). No matter what we go through in life, God loves us and is with us.
4. Fellowship with other believers
Fellowship with other believers is a way to encourage one another and remind each other that God is in control.
And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.Hebrews 13:16
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.Proverbs 27:17
Other ways to fellowship:
- Another way to trust God during difficult times is to go to church. At church, we can learn more about God and how to trust Him. We can also worship God and pray with other people.
- Find a small group or Bible study that you can be a part of, where you can share your struggles and be encouraged in your faith.
5. Say affirmations and declare the word of God
I’m super, super big on affirmations! I believe they are essential in combating negative thoughts that flood our minds when going through difficulty.
If you are interested in creating affirmations, read this blog post I wrote titled, “How to create a list of Christian Affirmations.”
6. Read and declare the word of God
Also, declaring the word is essential. When we read the Bible, we are reminded of God and what He has done. This can help us to trust Him even when things are tough.
I have spoken about the power of Psalm 91 in the past, and it floors me every time I read that post I wrote. So yes, please don’t overlook this. It’s a big one!
Surrender means to yield to God’s will in our lives.
I wrote a chapter about this in my book titled “Made of Still.” I named the chapter “Let Go and Let God.” I must say, it’s so easy to say it, but it can be rather challenging to put to action. However, there is a certain comfort knowing that we are surrendering to God’s perfect will and resolution to our trials. Even though we may not see it at the time, true surrender will bring peace in the end.
8. Service/ Acts of Charity
This can be counterintuitive, especially when you feel that you need the help! However, sometimes people find peace in finding ways to serve others who are also going through a difficult time. This can help us feel connected to something larger than ourselves and remind us that we are not alone.
9. Seek Support
There are many ways to seek support during difficult times. You can:
- Ask other believers to pray for you and share your burden. They can provide encouragement and support.
- Talk to a friend during a difficult time. When we talk to friends, we can share our fears and worries. We can also get support from them.
- Lastly, professional support via a therapist or licensed counselor is necessary, and that’s ok!
Quotes about trusting God in difficult times
“When you have faith in God, you don’t have to worry about the future. You just know it’s all in His hands. You just go to and do your best.”Elder Bryan Mathison
“The enemy always attacks us the most when he knows we’re about to make progress.” –Joyce Meyer
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.Martin Luther King
“In every difficult situation, there’s an opportunity for God to show Himself strong.”Rick Warren
Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.Robert Schuller
We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before, and it has changed for the better; so, I trust it will again. If difficulties arise, we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.George Washington
Trusting God in difficult times Bible verses
As human beings, we don’t know the future. So when difficulties come our way, it’s natural to feel scared and uncertain. But we can trust that our all-knowing God is with us, even in the darkest of times.
Here are some verses that remind us of God’s faithfulness:
Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Psalm 27:1 “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?”
1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” – Peter 05:07
Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 08:38-39
Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God…”
When we trust in God, we can have hope and peace even in the midst of trials. So, let’s keep trusting Him, no matter what life throws our way!
And that’s it, folks…9 Super Motivating Tips on Trusting God In Difficult Times
Although trusting God in difficult times can be challenging, it is worth it. By trusting Him, we can find comfort and peace during tough times.
I truly pray that this blog post has been able to motivate you and help you navigate any difficult situation you are facing.
3 thoughts on “9 Super Motivating Tips on Trusting God In Difficult Times”
Really good post. How we can feel, to ensure we do not discount those feelings, what we can do during those times. Quotes and verses. I found them very useful and encouraging. Thank you Heather.
Hello Manu! Thank you so much! Yes, we should never discount our feelings during difficult times! I agree 100%❤️