Topical Index of Scriptures

Trusting God - not ourselves or the world

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

"...we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You." 2 Chronicles 20:12

"...the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory....
O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You!"
Psalm 84:11-12

"Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust."  Psalm 16:1

"Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid." Isaiah 12:2

"I will love You, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my  strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
 I will call upon the Lord,  who is worthy to be praised;
So shall I be saved from my enemies."
Psalm 18:1-3

"Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name."
Psalm 33:20-21

"Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him." Psalm 2:12

"He who trusts in his own heart is a fool...." Proverbs 28:26

"To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You;
Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me."
Psalm 25:1-2

"Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
In God... I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?"
Psalm 56:3

"Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him." Job13:15

"And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God." 2 Corinthians 3:4-5

"...let all those rejoice who put their trust in You..." Psalm  5:11

"The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You."
Psalm 9:9-10

"In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise." Ephesians 1:11-13

"Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us...." Psalm 62:8-10

"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.'"
Psalm 91:1-2 [See Oswald Chambers below]

"He will not be afraid of evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord."
Psalm 112:7

"Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust;
Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You."
Psalm 143:8

 " is good for me to draw near to God;
I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works."
Psalm 73:28

"Unto You I lift up my eyes,
O You who dwell in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters,
As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the Lord our God..."
Psalm 123:1-2

The futility of trusting the world's resources

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil."
Proverbs 3:5-7

No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth.
They trust in empty words and speak lies;
They conceive evil and bring forth iniquity."
Isaiah 59:4

"For because you have trusted in your works and your treasures, you also shall be taken." Jeremiah 48:7

"You have eaten the fruit of lies, because you trusted in your own way,
In the multitude of your mighty men.
Therefore tumult shall arise among your people,"
Hosea 10:13-14


"Do not trust in a friend; do not put your confidence in a companion;" Micah 7:5

“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord, “who take counsel, but not of Me,
And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit.... and have not asked My advice....
Therefore the strength of Pharaoh shall be your shame,
And trust in the shadow of Egypt shall be your humiliation."
Isaiah 30:1-3

"A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy...."
Psalm 33:16-18

"But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord;
I say, 'You are my God. My times are in Your hand."
Psalm 31:14

 "...the Lord has rejected your trusted allies, and you will not prosper by them." Jeremiah 2:37

"Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many.... But who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!"  Isaiah 31:1

“Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit. Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely... and walk after other gods whom you do not know, and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name?" Jeremiah 7:8-10

"'This is your lot, the portion of your measures from Me,' says the Lord,
'Because you have forgotten Me and trusted in falsehood."
Jeremiah 13:25

"For you have trusted in your wickedness; You have said, ‘No one sees me’;
Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you;
And you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one else besides me.’
Therefore evil shall come upon you;"
Isaiah 47:10-11

"Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord.
For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness....
    "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought....
     "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?
I, the Lord, search the heart; I test the mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings."
Jeremiah 17:5-10

"When I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, but he trusts in his own righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his righteous works shall be remembered; but because of the iniquity that he has committed, he shall die." Ezekiel 33:13


"Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
They have mouths, but they do not speak;
Eyes they have, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear;
Noses they have, but they do not smell....
Those who make them are like them;
So is everyone who trusts in them."
Psalm  115:4


"Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy." 1 Timothy 6:17

"Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines....
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills."
Habakkuk 3:17-19



God's ultimate victory


"The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him."
Nahum 1:7


"I will leave in your midst a meek and humble people,
And they shall trust in the name of the Lord."
Zephaniah 3:12


"In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame.
Deliver me in Your righteousness."
Psalm 71:1-2


"As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him."
Psalm 18:30

"For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God...." 2 Corinthians 1:8-10

"Jesus answered again and said to them, 'Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! ' It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.'

     "And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, 'Who then can be saved?'

     "But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.'" Mark 10:24-27


"He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’

     "And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:9-14


"Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You,
Which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men!
You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of man;
You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues."
Psalm 31:19-20


"Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
They have bowed down and fallen;
But we have risen and stand upright.  Save, Lord!
May the King answer us when we call."
Psalm 20:7-9


"Keep my soul, and deliver me;
Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
For I wait for You."
Psalm 25:20-21


"How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God!
Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings."
Psalm 36:7


"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him."
Psalm 34:8-9


"Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass."
Psalm 37:3-5


"The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect....
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance."
Psalm 33:10-12

"He has put a new song in my mouth — Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord."
Psalm 40:3


"The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him."
Psalm 28:7

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever...." Isaiah 26:3

"No  one can tell us where the shadow of the Almighty is, we have to find it out for ourselves. When by obedience we have discovered where it is, we must abide there--'no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.' That is the life that is more than conquerors because the joy of the Lord has  become its strength, and that soul is on the way to entering ultimately into the joy of the Lord (Bringing Sons unto Glory, 1943) Oswald Chambers