When I’m struggling. When I don’t know what to do next. When I’m anxious about the path God is placing before me . . . I go to the Psalms.
Because David penned words there that are raw and honest. It almost feels like I’m getting a peek at his personal journal.
“Lord, I’m afraid. I need You. I’m sorry. I’m a mess. Help me.”
Yep, it looks a lot like my prayer journal.
So, I’ve pulled five passages that encourage me when I’m doubting God’s plan. Words that give me strength when He’s leading me through something I’d rather go around and inspire to keep going when the path looks hard and I want to quit.
5 Verses & Prayers that will Help You Trust God More
Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for You are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in You.
Father, I feel like I’m at a crossroads. I want to honor You and follow the path You want for me. Please make Your will clear. Show me the path to take. I will study Your Word to know Your truth. Please give me the courage to willingly accept even rocky paths knowing You are with me. I love it when life is smooth and easy but I know You sometimes choose to allow bumps to draw me close and help me grow. So, I put my hope in You that whatever the journey holds for me, You will never leave me or forsake me. Thank you, Father. Amen.
I can never escape from Your Spirit!
I can never get away from Your presence!
If I go up to heaven, You are there;
if I go down to the grave, You are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
even there Your hand will guide me,
and Your strength will support me.
Oh, Father, how I love these words of Your servant, David. Wherever I am, You are there guiding, strengthening, supporting. Wow! When life is hard and I’m frightened I’m so thankful I can lean on You. I know you will meet my every need according to Your plans and purposes for me. And I believe Your grace is sufficient for every circumstance. Even when I walk through a dark valley, You are always with me. Help me keep my eyes on You and fill me with the joy of Your presence. In Jesus name. Amen.
For You are my hiding place;
You protect me from trouble.
You surround me with songs of victory.
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.
Oh, Father, how I love that You guide me. You are my loving Father, who wants to shelter and protect me yet, I foolishly and stubbornly go my own way. Forgive me. Help me. I believe Your way is best but when I take my eyes off You, I am so easily tempted to get myself into trouble. Please help me follow You on the path that leads to lasting victory. In Jesus name, thanks and praise now and forever. Amen.
Your commandments give me understanding;
no wonder I hate every false way of life.
Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet
and a light for my path.
Your Word . . . I am so thankful! You have given us Your written Word. You surround us with Your Spirit who helps us understand and follow Your commands. And You have given us Jesus, the Word made flesh. I have everything I need to follow You. Thank you. Help me stay on the lighted path trusting that You will give me everything needed to more forward one step at a time. Thank you, Father. By Your grace and with Your help, I will follow where You lead. Amen.
This God is our God forever and ever.
He will guide us from now on.
Father, You are God eternal. The One who is forever and ever and always. You know the beginning from the end. You know my beginning from my end . . . exactly what I need to grow closer to You. Father, You’ve been with me through my failures and hurts and cover me with healing and forgiveness. I surrender myself to You and offer You my day. I want to live each moment for Your glory. Guide me. Help me. I know when You are with me I can do even those things that seem impossible. Thank You, Father. In Jesus name and with His help. Amen.
Those are my favorite Psalms when I need to remember God is with me, guiding me and giving me all I need to follow Him.
What are your favorite verses to ponder and pray when you need to trust God more?
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