How to Trust God More {A Powerful 3-Part Strategy}

I feel like I’d be missing out on an opportunity if I didn’t warn you about something.

This is important, so lean in close.

People who never learn to leap remain stagnant.

And that means that…

People who never learn to trust remain fearful.

People who never learn to trust remain selfish.

People who never learn to trust remain angry.

People who never learn to trust remain prideful.

People who never learn to trust remain stagnant – never growing, never changing.

It's time to trust in the Lord with all of your heart. It's time to trust God in the hard times, with your marriage, with your money. It's time to trust God steadfastly so we can be ALL IN for Jesus. Are you ready to embrace the journey? This powerful 3-part strategy is effective & packed with powerful truth. Oh, and grab the FREE 6-day course to dive deeper! It tells you why & how to trust God steadfastly. Start today! {and grab some free printable note-taking sheets before you get started!}

And yet growing & changing are some of the most beautiful things that could occur this side of heaven, don’t you think?

Growing to trust more than fear.

Crying for help rather than remaining silent.

Sharing a burden rather than bulldozing through in pride.

Those are beautiful & grace-filled moments. Moments like that come about because of trust.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 tells us, “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Did you catch that – the beauty that trusting in the Lord brings?

No fear when hardship comes. There is always provision. No worries when there’s a season of difficulty. And it never fails to bring fruit.

Never. Fails. To. Bring. Fruit.

You know what that makes me think about? It makes me think that when a woman trusts steadfastly in her Savior, she can be all in.

Because a woman who trusts in the Lord never fails to bring fruit.

This gets my blood pumping because, friend, we have an opportunity here! We have an opportunity to stand up, to be bold, and to learn to leap.

We can be women who are all in for Jesus.

If we’re going to be women who trust steadfastly in the Lord – women who are all in – we need a battle plan.

It's time to trust in the Lord with all of your heart. It's time to trust God in the hard times, with your marriage, with your money. It's time to trust God steadfastly so we can be ALL IN for Jesus. Are you ready to embrace the journey? This powerful 3-part strategy is effective & packed with powerful truth. Oh, and grab the FREE 6-day course to dive deeper! It tells you why & how to trust God steadfastly. Start today! {and grab some free printable note-taking sheets before you get started!}

So, without further ado, here’s a 3-Part Strategy for trusting deeply in the Lord:

Part 1: Reliance through Prayer

We must learn to rely on our Heavenly Father. This nation is full of people – myself included more often than I’d like to admit – who rely first and foremost on themselves.

We look to our beauty, our fame, our talents, our resources, our relationships, our finances – we look to everything but our Jesus.

So how do we rely?

We strengthen our prayer lives.

We quit saying that we’ll figure it out someday. We quit hoping that prayer will come naturally. We quit wishing for more time in the day.

We just pray.

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18

He is near & He longs to hear your prayers.

I encourage you to begin with your favorite Scripture verse. Read it several times, highlighting or underlining the truths that the verse tells you about who God is, as well as who you are in Christ.

Then, pray those truths – word for word or in your own way, it doesn’t matter. Just start relying on the Lord in prayer.

Part 2: Seeking Glimpses of Grace

Friend, if I could sit across from you and drink a warm mug of coffee today, I’d encourage you to tell me about God’s grace in your life.

Glimpses of grace are those moments when you know only God could have done that, been that, provided that, helped you, etc. They are the moments that you stand back in awe and simply say, “Thank you, Jesus.”

And let me tell you, it is important to remember those moments. We need them. They – along with reliance on God through prayer – fuel our trust.

So, I ask you: what are your glimpses of grace? When did God show up and provide for you expectantly? How did God heal your wounds/your addiction/your identity/your body?

Thank the Lord for those grace moments.

Part 3: Diving All In

Here is where you put the pedal to the metal and you go all in.

You decide that it’s time, so you leap.

With prayer as your guard & grace as your fuel, you simply say, “I’m trusting you, Father.”

Is this easy? No, not always. I recognize that.

But there comes a time when words and ambitions aren’t enough. There comes a time when you simply have to DO.

A sweet friend of mine says, “We are told to be do-ers of the Word, not hearers only.”

And boy oh boy is that true!

When the Lord says trust, it’s time to trust. Prayerfully. With reminders of grace. Simply trust.

People that never learn to leap remain stagnant.

Would you leap with me, friend?

I’ve written a FREE 6-day email study for those who would like to dive in & learn to trust the Lord steadfastly – without wavering.

Grab this FREE eStudy so that you can grow to trust the Lord more & be ALL IN for Him!

Grab the study for FREE here!

It includes 6 days of lessons, sent straight to your inbox. Each day includes a short reading & the opportunity to dig deeper if you’d like.

And because I think you’re super awesome, I made some note-taking pages for you to download before the study begins so that you remember this journey you’re about to take – the journey from {blank} to trust.

Maybe your blank is fear. Maybe it’s pride, anxiety, selfishness, addiction, depression, self-doubt, or something else. The beauty of relationship with God is that He WILL walk with you through those things, bringing you to the other side more beautiful in spirit than before.

Remember how I mentioned growing & changing being some of the most beautiful things this side of heaven?

Well, that’s because we’re being slowly transformed into the image of a great God. Trust Him with the process today. Take a baby step.

We’re in this one together.

12 thoughts on “How to Trust God More {A Powerful 3-Part Strategy}

  1. Alison, I love that phrase you wrote…grace glimpses. And what a generous offer, for the e-mail study. I just subscribed to receive it! I’m looking forward to reading more. Trusting God is one of my favorite topics to think about.

  2. This is so great, Alison. Diving in . . . guarded by prayer and fueled by grace. Amen! Learning to surrender and trust God with each day may be one of the hardest parts of Christian Living. Thanks for encouraging us in this area! Blessings!

    1. I’m with you, Deb. Fully trusting & submitting is truly hard. But I do believe that prayer & grace are the highest hope for us to actually trust & submit!
      Thanks for sharing here.

  3. This looks like a great course, Alison!
    I signed up to take it!
    And, I’m sharing it all around for you!

    (One strange thing… there’s a large picture of Dawn Klinge hanging over this comment box right now. Don’t know why it’s doing that??)

    1. Yes… WordPress was not my friend for those few hours. 😉 Thankfully I have a hubby who knows all things “tech”! Ha.

      And thanks for sharing, Melanie. Love you!

  4. Hi Alison-What a lovely little corner of the internet you have here! I love your thoughts on prayer, leaning and then diving in! I actually just wrote about diving in last week! I’m doing some big ol’ jumps into the deep end in the near future, so loved this encouragment! So glad I stopped by from #Grace&Truth-I’ll be back and will be sharing ;)! Blessings on your work and your email study!

    1. Thank you, Jill! What a kind compliment. 🙂 Jumps into the deep end – I know how those are! I’ve had a few in the past couple years as well. It’s scary at the start, but then amazing to look back & remember God’s faithfulness through it all.
      Thanks for commenting!

    1. Thank you! The study is still available. Something happened with the form, but it should be up now. 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions!

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