It doesn’t matter how long a person has been walking with God—if they tell you they never struggle with trusting in God, duck, because their nose is about to grow.
Whether you are new to your Christian faith or have been walking with the Lord for decades, trusting in God can be one of the most challenging of all the spiritual disciplines. This is especially true if it feels like all hell is breaking loose in your life.
How can you trust in a God you can’t see or sense when all the evidence in your life seems to suggest that He doesn’t care about you?
I get it. Growing up and even into my late adult years, the only thing I thought I could trust was myself. I had been hurt and let down so many times I lost count. But I was a fighter, a classic type-A personality, so I kept pressing forward.
Like so many people do, I grew to rely on my own intellect, intuition, and strength. I thought I was doing a great job of surviving. What I didn’t see for so long was just how much of a mess I was making of my life.
Thankfully I developed that habit of trusting God and ever since, my life has been one transformation story after another. Still, learning to trust God wasn’t always easy.
I wish I could say there was a magic solution to instantly learning to trust God. There isn’t one.
But I have found that working these five transformative habits into my daily routine changed my heart from doubting Him to trusting Him.
Transformative Trusting Habit #1: Study His Word
Transformative Trusting Habit #2: Talk to Him
Transformative Trusting Habit #3: Stop Sinning
Transformative Trusting Habit #4: Think Different
Transformative Trusting Habit #5: Learn to Lean
Learning to trust God takes time, but that’s OK—God has all the time in the world!
If you struggling with trust in God, the way you think may be the culprit. Want to know if your negative thoughts are getting in the way of a happy life? Take the “How Toxic are Your Thoughts” quiz to understand how much your thinking is holding you back.