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Bible Verses About Trusting Others

We all have our favorite Bible verses, but do we all know Bible verses about trust? When we open our Bibles to those pages, most of us are looking for verses about God. But there’s no reason why we shouldn’t also be looking for insights into life from the same books that give us insight into God. In this article, I’ve put together a list of Bible verses about trust. I hope you find them insightful and helpful as you are trying to trust others in your life.

Why are these verses Important

God never intended for us to walk through life alone. God has always been about raising up a people who would support each other and bless those around them. Here we see what that looks like. These verses remind us of the importance of support and faithfulness, and to look for God’s provision in our relationships.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Saul, Israel’s first king, is an utter failure. God rejects him and sends his prophet Samuel to anoint the new king he has chosen. Samuel is to go to Bethlehem and invite a man named Jesse to the sacrifice. When Samuel sees Jesse’s strapping oldest son, Eliab, he thinks he’s found God’s anointed. But God tells him otherwise.

Why are these verses inspirational?
We spend our whole lives judging the world by appearances and having others judge us the same way. And if we’re honest, we tend to judge ourselves by appearance, too. It’s inspiring to remember that God doesn’t see things the way that we do. He sees beyond the obvious and encourages us to do the same.

2 Samuel 7:22
“How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.”

Through the prophet Nathan, God reminds David that he’s taken him from the pasture and appointed him as ruler over Israel. He also informs him that David’s name will be great and the throne of his kingdom will endure forever. This verse comes from David’s prayerful response.

Why is this verse inspirational?
In a world full of idols, David reminds us that there is no God like the God of Israel. In light of the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus, we know that to be true in a way that even David couldn’t fathom. This world offers us plenty to worship, but nothing compares to the one true God.

1 Kings 8:22–24
Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven and said: “Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way. You have kept your promise to your servant David my father; with your mouth you have promised and with your hand you have fulfilled it—as it is today.

Solomon brings the Ark of the Covenant into the completed temple. This is a momentous occasion because the Ark represents God’s presence which will dwell in this holy place. Solomon then begins giving this dedication.

Why are these verses inspirational?
Throughout the Old Testament, the Israelites are constantly reminded of what God has done for them and the promises he has kept. This builds up their faith and encourages future faithfulness. These verses (and verses like them) are a reminder to us that our relationship with God began centuries ago with the Israelites. His faithfulness to them is part of the story of his devotion to us.

2 Kings 22:19
Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I have spoken against this place and its people—that they would become a curse and be laid waste—and because you tore your robes and wept in my presence, I also have heard you, declares the Lord.

Josiah becomes king at eight years old, but unlike his dad and grandfather, he’s a good ruler. During the eighteenth year of his reign, he instructs repairs be made to the temple. When a book of the Law is found and read to Josiah, it becomes obvious just how far Israel has strayed from God. In anguish, Josiah tears his clothes.

In a discussion with a prophetess named Huldah, Josiah is told that God intends to visit his wrath upon Israel for its sins, but then he promises mercy to Josiah because he has humbled himself before the Lord

Why is this verse inspirational?
The mercy Josiah experiences is in response to his distress at how far Israel has fallen from God. Josiah doesn’t call down curses on Israel, but as a part of God’s people, he hurts for how far from God the nation has fallen. God pays attention to us as we express heartache for how far we have drifted from him.

1 Chronicles 22:13
Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

As the preparation is being made for the building of the temple, David calls his son and successor, Solomon, to his side to remind him of the importance of faithfulness.
Why is this verse inspirational?

Throughout Scripture, two of the messages that people receive most often are “be faithful” and “don’t be afraid.” Here we see these instructions again. The verse reminds us that if we are doing our best to be faithful to God, we have nothing to fear.

Bible Verses About Trusting Others


You can’t control whether or not you’ll be hurt by someone, but God’s word helps us to understand how to trust people. Anything worth having in life involves other people. You have friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors and acquaintances that you need to trust and believe in on a daily basis. Yet trusting others is a struggle because we never know what they might say or do next. Will they really show up when they said they would? Or will they give us flowers when our birthday rolls around again? Or keep confidential information we told them just between the two of us? The Bible tells us how to approach these situations by helping us find comfort in God’s wisdom and guidance regardless of how things end up panning out.

1 John 4:18, NASB

  • Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
  • In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

2 Corinthians 1:3–4, NIV

God’s love is always with us and always enough. In fact, God’s love is always-ending, never-ending, faithful and patient; it is kind, good and perfect.

God’s love for you is what gives you peace in the midst of chaos. It is what allows you to be confident that everything will work out for your good (Romans 8:28). It comforts you when no one else does (John 14:16). God’s love gives you hope when there seems to be none (1 Corinthians 13:13).

Psalm 18:30, NLT

  • Psalm 18:30, NLT

The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?

Proverbs 3:5–6, NIV

When we trust in the LORD with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding, but acknowledge him, he will make our paths straight.

Job 41:7, ESV

The Bible has a lot to say about trusting God to protect us, provide for us, and keep us safe. Here are some of the most powerful verses:

Job 41:7

“Will you take him by his might? Do you dare? Will you bind him for yourself? Will you leave him captive like a bird in a cage?”

Micah 7:5, MSG

Micah 7:5, MSG

Faithfulness and truth will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.

The wicked may be shut out of sight, but they are not gone. They are still around you. Don’t allow your desire for peace to lull you into a false sense of security. This world is full of evil people who would love nothing more than to see you fall flat on your face. Don’t let them deceive you into thinking otherwise! Be wise and stay alert for deception at all times by trusting only in God Himself—and no one else.

Trusting others is hard, but God tells us how to do it in his word.

Trusting others is hard, but God tells us how to do it in his word. You can trust in people, but you’ll be let down again and again. You can trust yourself, but your own abilities will only get you so far. You can trust money or success, but those things come and go quickly. Only God can provide lasting fulfillment and security for your life because he wants what’s best for you—and he knows what that is better than anyone else!

So the next time you’re tempted not to trust someone or something because someone has let you down before (or even if they haven’t), remember these Bible verses about trusting others:


Trusting others is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. God has given us many examples of how we can trust him and others in his word. Trust is also a virtue that we can develop with practice, so if you find yourself struggling, don’t give up!

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