5 Keys to Trusting God Wholeheartedly

Proverbs 3 offers 5 keys to trusting God wholeheartedly. This 1-minute explains. Be inspired!

Most Christians know Proverbs 3:5 by heart:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart"

It is a powerful, succinct truth - easy to grasp, but not always easy to apply.

That's why the surrounding verses
provide additional thoughts on trusting God with our whole heart. The following are five aspects mentioned, but I encourage you to study the whole passage for additional aspects.

1. Don't trust human understanding. v.5b

2. Acknowledge God in everything you do, speak and think. v.6

3. Don't think too highly of yourself but realize your desperate need for God. v.7

4. Prove your trust for God by honoring Him with more than mere words. v.9

5. Accept God's loving rebuke and discipline. v.11-12

When we trust God, He promises us straight paths - not smooth ones, but godly ones - the best kind! v.6

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Proverbs 3 offers 5 keys to trusting God wholeheartedly. This 1-minute explains. Be inspired!


  1. How to help a person to trust God wholeheartedly ?

    We know it is god to trust God. But we are weak. What are the practical ways to help us trust God ?

    1. Hi Unknown,
      There are lots of practical ways to build our trust in God including regular Bible study, prayer, and Christian fellowship.

      Once we have accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior and repented of our sins, we begin a process of sanctification - taking Christ's yoke and learning from Him. As we do this, we realize He is fully trustworthy and our faith continues to grow. This answer is simple, but also involves commitment of time, effort, and devotion.

      God bless you as you learn to trust Him more and more each day.