3 Must Read Psalms on Trusting God

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Trust. Why is it so hard for all of us? I’ll tell you why because we’ve all been hurt, we’ve all been let down. Trust is something that I struggle with on a daily basis. And trusting God is on a whole ‘nother level. It is something that I am continually studying out and reflecting on in my time with God. The number one place in my Bible that I turn to when it comes to trust is the Psalms. So, I’ve compiled a list of my 3 go-to Psalms in times that I find myself struggling to surrender my life over to God’s will.


The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises

and faithful in all he does.[c]

Psalm 145:13b


I love this because it reminds me that no matter what: God is good, he is constant. In a world that is relentlessly “updating” it is good to know we have a timeless God. This provides me with the security that I need to know that God is always faithful. I may be going through a difficult time, but God is faithful. I may be feeling hopeless, but God is faithful. I may be in unbearable pain, but God is faithful. I may be angry with him, but he is faithful. He will not change his feelings towards me no matter how I am feeling or what I am going through, he is constant. He is good.


7 You are my hiding place;

you will protect me from trouble

and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 32:7


Is God your hiding place? The place you run to when you need to escape from this world? When I think of a hiding place, I think of safety. You go somewhere to hide because you want to feel safe, you don’t want anyone else to find you. God is this safe place. I imagine God wrapping his arms around me, surrounding me with his presence and me completely letting go of all inhibitions because I feel secure and free. Does God make you feel safe in this way?


14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;

I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble,

I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him

and show him my salvation.”

Psalm 91: 14-16


This Psalm speaks to my soul and let me tell you why…

As a child, I was full of insecurities, anxieties, and doubts. I was always overwhelmed with feelings of uncertainty.

A lot of this has to do with experiences that I had with my brother. I’m about to get real real here. My brother is a drug addict. He has been since he was 15 years old (he’s now 36). SO growing up, I experienced A LOT because of him (a whole nother 15 blog posts worth that I’ll get to someday).

My parents are AMAZING, the world’s BEST parents, and did their best to protect and shield me from what was going on but I could still sense their anxieties and worries. My brother made his own decisions, he didn’t come from a broken home (my parents have been married for 45 years! I know, like I said AMAZING!), didn’t have a history of abuse, no history of drug abuse in our family, etc. He had a privileged childhood and just made and continues to make bad decisions.

Anyway, the whole reason for me sharing a snippet of this part of my story is because this Psalm meant so much to me growing up. I can remember my mom constantly whispering this Psalm in my ear whenever she could sense my fears. She knew my anxieties, my worries, my stresses, and she did the only thing she knew she could to calm them.

She whispered truth in my ear.

She reminded me that I was not alone, she reminded me that I had a God who was bigger than any stress I might feel, any fear I might have, and any uncertainty I might face. She reminded me to find my security in God alone, because he never changes.

God’s word inspires me to seek truth. In a world of uncertainty and so many anxieties and fears, his Word is a constant reminder of his presence in my life.

God is trustworthy, he is a hiding place, and he is our rescuer.

I hope that you can be encouraged by these scriptures and even more so, encouraged to seek truth from His word for yourself. I’ve often found that when I am needing to dig deeper into His Word, reading a commentary on the Bible helps tremendously. Here is a link to a commentary specifically on the Books of Psalms.



If you found this helpful, you may like my blog post on “5 Must Read Psalms on God’s Greatness

51 thoughts on “3 Must Read Psalms on Trusting God

  1. Wow Amanda, this is so impacting to be able to learn what a small part of your life is about n your struggles. These Psalms really reached out to me. Because like you I’ve struggled but my insecurities are a whole other from yours. At least now I have a new place to hide n gather strength in n to face another day, so thank you Amanda.

    1. Thank You brother, I love you! Your support means the world to me! It makes me happy knowing you took the time out of your busy day to read my blog!

  2. Often in my life I have felt this calmness that everything happens for a reason. These psalms are a great reminder to trust in his plans, even when they don’t make sense to us.

  3. Beautiful psalms. I was full of anxieties and doubts as a child and was painfully shy. My favorite time was right before bed time when I would lay quietly and say a prayer.

  4. Thanks for sharing these and also for opening up about your brother. I’m recognizing that it’s easier for me to trust God in certain areas over others and I’m working to grow in such a way that I can trust him completely!!

  5. Some days are easier than others isn’t it. We recently had a miscarriage and in this moment I wonder why? Was has this happened? Why has God led us down this path? I’m in the midst sadness and anger. It’s been hard, but reading this has helped.

  6. Hi there. Sorry to read your brother chose a path so hurtful to you and your family. There is no doubt there is a root to his choices. I encourage you to pray he finds resolve in the root. Like weeds, the source of thier roots is where the troublesome spread is ceased. I have a similar family story. I truly wish, I chose to do something to help and an intervention rather than find my self with disgust, shame, and in the end ignorance to my cousin. I am unsure today if she is alive.

    God is great, trust is a challenge for us all. He does have everything all wrapped up including you and I. Thanks for the direction and remembrance of these scriptures.

    1. I am sorry for the late response on this Gail. But I so appreciate your words. You are so right that there is a root to all of his actions. I will be praying that he can dig up that root and change his life. I am sorry to hear of your cousin, it is an ugly thing to see our loved ones suffering from addiction and not being able to do anything about their choices. I feel like this is something God has taught me in this. I have absolutely no control over my brothers actions, therefore I have to surrender control to God. A God who loves my brother even more than can be imagined. You are certainly right when you say that he has all of us wrapped in his arms. Thank you for taking the time to not only stop and read my blog but to comment such faith breathing words. I do hope you will come back again soon 🙂

  7. My beautiful daughter I too was going through my own anxiety I can just imagine you going thru this as a child I tried to protect you the best way I could n I turn to GOD for answers I am so grateful to GOD for the young Lady you turned out to be and now the strong woman that you are; a wonderful daughter, wife, and exceptional mom it is wonderful to know that you are raising my beautiful granddaughters grounded on the word of GOD;you make my heart glow I love you; mom.

  8. This is so beautifully written and some powerful verses here. I have been seeking more guidance in my faith and this has been very comforting to me so thank you for sharing!

  9. These passages in Psalm provide the 3-strands of a cord that will not be broken! With God being the foundation, you and His Holy Spirit, this makes a cord that gives you a lifeline for everyday security!
    I absolutely love the scriptures that you have provided and the devotional to describe or explain their heartfelt meanings! You have touched my heart deeply (and others) with your message. Thank you so very much!
    Another Psalm that you might like to add, as there are so many, David was truly a man after God’s own heart with his writing of Psalm, but look at Psalm 40:1-4.
    “I cried out to the Lord,
    He heard my cry,
    He lifted me out of the mud and the mire,
    He set my foot on a sturdy rock.
    He has given me a new song to sing…”
    These words have been the cord that I have clung to during the darkest days. Days of being sexually abused by my grandfather from the time I was 6 until I was 17 and the 3 years of therapy that it took to believe in myself again. But as you stated, God never once failed to show me that He was my rescuer, that He was faithful to hear my cry, and that His love knows no bounds. I could go on and on. God is so good to His children!

    1. I am so sorry for the late response in this Kimberlly but I so appreciate you taking the time out to read this post. I appreciate even more you being vulnerable and sharing your story of abuse. You are so brave. God is truly faithful and it is such evidence of his power to see how he has worked in your life to help you overcome this. I am so happy that these Psalms provided you with some encouragement. I do hope that you will stop by again soon, my friend!

  10. Amanda, this was beautiful for many parts. First, it was great to read about literature from the Bible and your perspective. As a Hindu I connected to all of it because ultimately at the spiritual level all religion has this purpose of what you shared. It was truly beautiful. Also thank you for your vulnerability sharing part of your family story in regards to your brother. Addiction is such so complex and can really affect the direct family system. You are so strong for all you’ve experienced!

    1. Thank you so much for your perspective Archie. Your kind words are truly appreciated. It is hard to be vulnerable but is so worth it when it can be used to open up dialogue such as this!

  11. Hello Amanda , thank you so much for this post, psalm 91 made a great impact for me, it has comforted me so much, I have been married for four years with no child and on my second IVF procedure and every day I have been in so much fear and worry asking myself what if this doesn’t work , am I doing the right thing, would God see me through ? So I had to look for something to stop this fear and I stumbled into ur post and thank God I did cos am most confident now more than ever after reading ur post that I would not cast my young before there time, knowing that His thoughts towards me are of good and not of evil to bring me to an expected to the glory of His name . Thank you Amanda. God bless you

    1. Oh Anna, I am so happy that my post was able to strengthen your faith and provide you with some encouragement. I can’t imagine the struggles you are facing but I admire your steadfast faith and trust in God.

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