As I’m sitting here wondering what to blog about, I’m looking at different child-rearing Scripture verses, noticing that there are plenty to choose from but none seem inspired to write about this month. I have only one thought that comes to mind: trust in the Lord. After a half hour of fruitless study with the constant badgering of the Spirit whispering, “Trust in the Lord,” I cave and submit. This is not going to be a blog article on homeschooling or child rearing because apparently that isn’t what needs to be heard today. My apologies folks. You are getting a summary of my personal Bible study on trusting in the Lord. May you be blessed and encouraged this day.
What does it mean to trust in the Lord? What happens to us when we put our trust in the Lord? With all things let us let the Holy Word speak for its self. The word “trust” in the verses we’ll be reading here comes from one of the following two Hebrew words: H982 bâṭach — to trust, rely on, put confidence in; and H2620 châsâh — to take refuge in, to trust in. Let’s keep these definitions in mind as we read from the Word. In no other book do we see the phrase “trust in the Lord” employed more than the Psalms; it’s referenced more than 13 times. I pray as we read each verse that you take the time to ponder the fullness of each promise.
- “They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever,” Psalm 125:1.
- “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes,” Psalm 118:8-9.
- “Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield,” Psalm 115:11.
- “But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works,” Psalm 73:28.
- “The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory,” Psalm 64:10.
- “And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD,” Psalm 40:3.
- “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed,” Psalm 37:3.
- “The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate,” Psalm 34:22.
- “Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD,” Psalm 4:5.
We also find “trust in the Lord” in other places of Scripture as well.
- “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding,” Proverbs 3:5.
- “He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat,” Proverbs 28:25.
- “Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength,” Isaiah 26:4.
- “Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God,” Isaiah 50:10.
- “The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him,” Nahum 1:7.
Trusting in the Lord is not a difficult concept to understand, but, oh, how hard to put into practice. To trust in the Lord is to fully trust, rely on, and put confidence in our Savior over all else, as well as taking refuge in His gracious goodness and love. By putting our trust in the Lord, a change starts to take place in our hearts and minds, drawing us closer to Him as well as shaping us more into His holy people. My hope and prayer is that you remember to always put your trust fully in the Lord.