Trusting God When All Hope Seems Lost: 7 Keys

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Life can bring loss, suffering, deep disappointments, etc., which can cause us to question where God stands in our pain. We may even find it difficult to see how trusting God could help us through such tough seasons. 

But we serve a powerful, loving father who never tires or slumbers, so there is always hope! In this blog post, we’ll explore the keys to building your trust in God even when all hope seems lost. It will provide encouragement, comfort, and reminders so you’ll know that holding onto faith even when things look bleakest is worth it.

Here are the 7 Keys To Trusting God When All Hope Seems Lost

1. Understand That Difficult Times Are Inevitable

Understanding that tough times are inevitable helps you prepare mentally and spiritually when they come. The Bible tells us in John 16:33, “In this world, you will have trouble,” but it also says, “…take heart (have courage); I have overcome the world.” There is hope in knowing that God has already overcome the world through Jesus Christ and will help us overcome whatever trials we may face.

2. Remember God’s Promises

In times of struggle, it’s crucial to remember God’s promises. The Bible is full of His promises for us, such as “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5) and “And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good…” (Romans 8:28). Write down these promises and keep them close to you, so when doubt creeps in, you can remind yourself of the truth.

3. Know That God Is With You On Your Journey

Trusting in God means believing He is with us every step of the way, no matter how difficult the journey may be. Even in our darkest moments, God is there to guide us and give us strength. Psalm 23:4 says, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” 

Knowing that God is walking beside you will give you the assurance and courage to keep moving forward. 

4. Pray

When we feel lost, it’s essential to pray and seek God’s guidance. He is always ready to listen and guide us through our struggles. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” There are several things you can pray for.

5. Connect With Others To Feel Supported

We were never meant to go through life alone. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Having others who understand your struggles and can pray with or for you is a huge flex.

Sometimes, we need someone outside of our circle to help us process and work through our emotions. Proverbs 11:14 says, “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” Don’t be afraid to reach out to others.

6. Trust In God’s Plan

Above all, trust in God’s plan for your life. No matter how difficult things may seem, God has a purpose and a plan for us. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” So, even amid trials, we can trust that God is working all things for our good (Romans 8:28).

7. Draw Strength From Scripture

Lastly, don’t underestimate the power of God’s word. Reading and meditating on scripture can bring you peace, comfort, and strength during difficult times. Psalm 119:28 says, “My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.” So, when you’re feeling overwhelmed or discouraged, turn to the Bible for guidance and hope.

What To Pray When All Hope Is Lost?

When you feel like you have no hope left, pray to God. Pour your heart before Him and be honest about your feelings. Ask Him to restore your hope and fill you with His peace, joy, and strength.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I come before You today feeling hopeless and lost. I don’t know what to do or where to turn. But I know that You are the God of all hope (Romans 15:13) and that nothing is impossible for You (Luke 1:37). So I ask that You fill me with Your hope, peace, and strength. Help me to trust in Your plan for my life and give me the courage to keep moving forward. Thank You for Your unending love and faithfulness.*

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Don’t lose hope in the face of trials and difficulties. Instead, pray to God and seek His wisdom, guidance, and strength. Connect with others who can offer support and encouragement, and trust in God’s plan for your life. Remember, even in the darkest of times, there is always hope in Christ.  


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