God helps those who trust him

A selection of verses telling us that God is always ready to help those who trust him.

King Hezekiah encourages the Jews to trust in God when threatened by the king of Assyria:

2 Chronicles 32 verses 7 - 8

7 “Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid or dismayed because of the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude who is with him; for there is a greater one with us than with him. 8 An arm of flesh is with him, but the LORD our God is with us to help us and to fight our battles.” The people rested themselves on the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. 

Many of the Psalms express confidence in God's help:

Psalms 31 verse 19

19 Oh how great is your goodness, 
which you have laid up for those who fear you, 
which you have worked for those who take refuge in you, 
before the sons of men! 

Psalms 33 verses 20 - 22

20 Our soul has waited for the LORD. 
He is our help and our shield. 
21 For our heart rejoices in him, 
because we have trusted in his holy name. 
22 Let your loving kindness be on us, LORD, 
since we have hoped in you. 

The book of Proverbs has similar sentiments:

Proverbs 3 verses 5 - 6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, 
and don’t lean on your own understanding. 
6 In all your ways acknowledge him, 
and he will make your paths straight. 

The prophet Jeremiah encourages his hearers to trust in God:

Jeremiah 17 verses 7 - 8

7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, 
and whose confidence is in the LORD. 
8 For he will be as a tree planted by the waters, 
who spreads out its roots by the river, 
and will not fear when heat comes, 
but its leaf will be green, 
and will not be concerned in the year of drought. 
It won’t cease from yielding fruit. 

The apostle Paul tells Timothy to trust in God rather than riches:

1 Timothy 6 verse 17

17 Charge those who are rich in this present world that they not be arrogant, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy;

These chapters have links to this theme: