What Does the Bible Say About Relying on God?


Do you rely on a house built on sand which will be blown away after the rain comes and wind blows? Or the house built upon the rock of God who is almighty and everlasting?

We make numerous choices everyday. The choices, big or small, can change the course of our lives.

When making decisions, do you ask God for his guidance? Lessons from the Bible teach us about people who acted according to their own thoughts, which then set them and their descendents toward the history of afflication. 

Let God's Word teach you to rely on God who is our power and rock of salvation. 

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
   - Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding
   - Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes.They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives. “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.”
   - Jeremiah 17:5-8 (NIV)

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.
   - Isaiah 26:4 (NIV)

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
   - Philippians 4:19 (NIV)

 ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
   - Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV)

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
   - Psalms 18:2 (NIV) 

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
   - Psalm 9:9 (NIV)

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
   - Psalm 27:13-14 (NIV)

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:
   - Psalm 37:5 (NIV)

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.
   - Psalm 37:39-40 (NIV)

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
   - Psalm 55:22 (NIV)

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
   - Psalm 56:3-4 (NIV)

My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
   - Psalm 62:7 (NIV)

Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
   - Psalm 73:23-25 (NIV)

But the Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
   - Psalm 94:22 (NIV)

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth
   - Psalm 121:2  (NIV)

I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
   - Psalm 130:6  (NIV)

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
   - 1 Peter 5:6-7  (NIV)

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!
   - Luke 12:22-28 (NIV)

 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
   - Matthew 7:24-25 (NIV)


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