not ourselves - or the world
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and
lean not on your own
understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your
have no power against this great multitude that is coming against
us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You."
2 Chronicles 20:12
"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the
Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory....
O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!"
"Preserve me, O God, for
You I put my trust."
God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid."
will love You, O Lord, my strength.
Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength,
in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies."
"Our soul waits for
the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
because we have trusted in His holy name."
are all those who put their trust in Him."
trusts in his
own heart is a fool...."
"To You, O Lord, I
lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed; Let
not my enemies triumph over me." Psalm 25:1-2
"Whenever I am
afraid, I will trust in You.
In God... I have put my trust; I will not
fear. What can flesh do to me?"
He slay me, yet will I trust Him."
have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are
sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from
ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God."
2 Corinthians 3:4-5
all those rejoice who put their trust in You..."
is that man who makes the LORD his trust..."
"The Lord also will
be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You."
"In Him also we have
obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who
works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who
first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you
also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your
salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the
Holy Spirit of promise." Ephesians 1:11-13
"Trust in Him at
all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us...." Psalm 62:8-10
"He who dwells in
the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.'"
"He will not be
afraid of evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord."
"Cause me to hear
Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
for I lift up my soul to
You." Psalm 143:8
"...it is good
for me to draw near to God;
I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works."
"Unto You I lift
up my eyes,
O You who dwell in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters,
As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the Lord our God..."
The futility of trusting the world's
"Trust in the Lord
with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart
"No one calls for
justice, nor does any plead for truth.
They trust in empty words and speak lies;
They conceive evil and bring forth iniquity."
you have trusted in your works and your treasures, you also shall be taken."
have eaten the fruit of lies, because you trusted in your own
In the multitude of your mighty men.
shall arise among your people,"
trust in a friend; do not put your confidence in a companion;"
“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord,
“who take counsel, but not of Me,
And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit....
and have not asked My advice....
Therefore the strength of Pharaoh
shall be your shame,
And trust in the shadow of Egypt shall be your humiliation."
mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy...."
"But as for
me, I trust in You, O Lord;
I say, 'You are my God. My times are in Your hand."
has rejected your trusted allies, and you will not prosper by them."
"Woe to those who go down to Egypt for
help, and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they
are many.... But who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor
seek the Lord!"
trust in lying words that cannot profit. Will you steal, murder, commit
adultery, swear falsely... and walk after other gods whom you do not
know, and then come and stand before Me in this house which is
called by My name?"
"'This is your lot,
the portion of your measures from Me,' says the Lord,
'Because you have forgotten Me and trusted in falsehood."
trusted in your wickedness; You have said, ‘No one sees me’;
Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you;
And you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one else besides me.’
Therefore evil shall come upon you;" Isaiah 47:10-11
"Cursed is the
man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord.
he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness....
"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and
whose hope is the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots
by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green,
will not be anxious in the year of drought....
heart is deceitful above all things, and
desperately wicked; who can know it?
I, the Lord, search the heart; I test the mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit
of his doings."
"When I say
to the righteous that he shall surely live, but he trusts in
his own righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his
righteous works shall be remembered; but because of the iniquity
that he has committed, he shall die."
are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
They have mouths, but they do not speak;
Eyes they have, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not
Noses they have, but they do not smell....
Those who make them are like them;
So is everyone who trusts in them."
those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to
trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who
gives us richly all things to enjoy."
1 Timothy 6:17
"Though the fig tree may not
Nor fruit be on the vines....
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills."
God's ultimate victory
Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows
those who trust in Him."
leave in your midst a meek and humble people,
And they shall
trust in the name of the Lord."
You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame.
Deliver me in Your righteousness."
God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him."
"For we do not
want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia:
that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we
despaired even of life. Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God...."
2 Corinthians 1:8-10
answered again and said to them, 'Children, how hard it is for those
who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God!
' It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than
for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.'
"And they were
greatly astonished, saying among themselves, 'Who then can be
"But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With men it is impossible, but
not with God; for with God all things are possible.'"
this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were
righteous, and despised others: Two men went up to the temple
to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not
like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax
collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I
"And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as
raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be
merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his
house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts
himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be
great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for
those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men!
You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of man;
You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of
"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
They have bowed down and fallen;
But we have risen and stand upright. Save, Lord!
the King answer us when we call."
soul, and deliver me;
Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
For I wait for You."
precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
Therefore the children of men
put their trust under the shadow of
taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him."
the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass."
brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect....
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance."
put a new song in my mouth —
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord."
is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him." Psalm 28:7
Thou wilt keep him
in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.
Trust ye in the LORD for ever...."
one can tell us where the shadow of the Almighty is,
we have to find it out for ourselves. When by obedience we have
discovered where it is, we must abide there--'no evil shall befall
you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.' That is the life
that is more than conquerors because the joy of the Lord has
become its strength, and that soul is on the way to entering
ultimately into the joy of the Lord (Bringing Sons unto Glory,