I have always believed that trusting God in all aspects of life is essential to lead a happy and fulfilling life. This conviction was renewed during a recent Bible study session when one of the members struggling with trusting God asked me to highlight specific Psalms that majored in trusting God.
Drawing upon my background in theology and my expansive understanding of the book of Psalms, I was so happy to share my knowledge.
The experience prompted me to write this article for anyone wondering what Psalm verses to read for trusting God.
7 Psalms to Read for Trusting God
PSALM 37: 3-7
“Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
In these verses, David emphasizes the importance of committing everything we do unto the Lord and trusting that He will help us.
If there is something you’ve set out to do and are uncertain on whether it will work out, use these verses to strengthen your faith.
PSALM 33: 1-11
“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.”
The Psalmist urges us to joyfully sing praises to the Lord because we can trust everything He does. Throughout the chapter, we are reminded of the countless times God proved He is trustworthy.
These verses assure you that you can trust in God because He has never failed.
“Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands. Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.”
Here, the Bible shows us the Psalmist’s unwavering trust in the Lord even when they receive bad news. The Psalmist is not afraid because he trusts in the Lord to care for him.
Read this verse when something unpleasant is happening to restore your trust in God.
“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”
We are advised to trust in the Lord always as He is our refuge. Read this verse during chaotic encounters in your life to remind you that the Lord is a safe space and you can trust him to deliver you from the situation at hand.
PSALM 56: 3-13
“Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack. My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me.”
David confesses that whenever he is afraid, he puts his trust in the Lord. Whenever you are scared, turn to these verses because they remind us that we have nothing to be afraid of as long as we trust in God.
PSALM 32: 1-11
“Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.”
This Psalm David confessing his sins to the Lord and being forgiven. He was freed from his guilt instantly. This Psalm shows you that you can trust that the Lord will forgive you rather than condemn you based on your sins.
PSALM 118: 1-15
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let Israel say: ‘His love endures forever.’ Let the house of Aaron say: ‘His love endures forever.’ Let those who fear the Lord say: ‘His love endures forever.'”
The Psalmist declares that is of greater use to put our trust in the Lord than to trust in humans. These verses serve as a reminder that we as humans are not perfect, and that people may disappoint you.
However, we are advised to trust in God who has proven capable time after time.
How to use the Psalms to grow your trust in God?
Many Christians use the Book of Psalms as a reminder to put their trust in the Lord and His name. They base this on Psalms 9: 9-10, which says that the people who know God trust in Him because He does not abandon those who seek Him.
To grow your trust in God, some theologians advise us to use the Psalms for trust as prayers to ask the Lord to strengthen your faith.
To pray the Psalms, you can read the Psalms, write them down, meditate on them, and memorize them for future reference.
It is believed that they work perfectly as prayers, because many of them are actually prayers to the Lord.
As a theologian, I have always been curious to learn more about the Christian Faith. That is why I pursued a Certificate in Christian Studies, Certificate in Christian Foundations and a Masters in Theology. I also have an immersive experience in editing for numerous websites. I have worked as an editor for over a decade and am currently the editor-in-chief at Christian Faith Guide. I enjoy working as an editor and feel privileged to share my expertise and help spread God’s word. You can read more about me on the about us page.