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Posted by Megan Pellock on June 28, 2019 at 11:32 AM

Trust is earned. When it is broken, it is hard to get back. 

I have a younger sister who loves to borrow my clothes. Sometimes she asks. Other times (most of the time), she does not. She will borrow a sweater, a dress, a pair of shoes without asking. When I go in her room, I will find at least four things that are mine that she has not returned. I do not have a lot of trust in her that she will return these clothes to me. 

Trust is often compromised in relationships. When someone has been in a relationship and has been hurt many times, they find it hard to trust a potential significant other because over and over again, they lose trust in those people. People who have been the victim of a burglary, robbery, carjacking, or mugging are much more cautious and aware of their surroundings. They do not trust the people around them.

In a world as broken as ours, it is hard to trust the people you pass while walking down the street or who you live around. Some people think that the people who trust too much are the ones who get hurt the most. Rest assured, we can always trust God to keep us safe and protect us from any harm or danger.

In times of doubt and distrust, turn to these Bible verses about trust and know that God is always here for you.

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

We often do not trust others based on uncertainty or fear. This often happens when you are out late and you pass by strangers on the street. We need to trust God that He is there for us and He will protect us from any fear that may overcome us. That is incredibly comforting to know that no matter where you are, God is always there for you.

Psalm 13:5

But I have trusted in Your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

When your heart has been broken in a relationship, trust is hard to gain back. With God, we can always trust that His love for us is unfailing. He forgives us for all that we do and loves us for Jesus' sake. We should rejoice and be glad that God will continue to love us. That is something to trust in.

Psalm 20:7

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

This verse speaks volumes. We often put our trust into the wrong hands, but not knowingly. We trust the pilots who fly our planes. We trust the teachers who share their knowledge and that their knowledge is correct. Although this is good, we should be putting our trust in God first. God gives strength to the pilot and knowledge to the teacher. We should always put our trust in God because He is our guide in our life and has a plan for us all.

Proverbs 3:5–6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.

When life seems doubtful, turn to God. As a college student, I find that you doubt your own judgment in what you want to study. You may not trust that you can do this job that you are studying in school. Submit to God and the plan He has designed specifically for you. He will lead you on the right track.

Proverbs 28:26

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

This is a reminder that we cannot always trust ourselves and the decision that we believe is right. Wisdom comes from God. As long as we walk with God, we can trust that what He has in store for us is the best thing for us.


It is truly comforting to know that we can put our trust in God that no matter where we are or what we are doing, He is there for us. Trust is earned, but with God, it is given.

Scripture: ESV®.

Lutheran Bible Verses Trust

Megan Pellock

Written by Megan Pellock

Megan Pellock is from Edwardsville, Illinois. She is a senior public relations major at Illinois State University. Megan has been a volunteer at her church’s VBS as well as a child actor in VBS videos. She is formerly an intern for Concordia Publishing House in the Public Relations department.