Rooted in God-Trust: It’s a Personal Decision

If you want to build unshakable trust in God and pass your trust tests, you have to let Him teach you intimacy and dependence. These are the roots God is establishing in your life.

Intimacy and dependence come only through personal knowledge and encounter. Knowing God‘s name means knowing Him personally and knowing His nature.

There are plenty of people who use the name of God, and maybe they know a lot about Him, but it‘s clear they don‘t really know Him, because they don‘t trust Him and they don‘t seek Him.

God doesn‘t expect us to build trust in Him blindly, without knowing His character. He doesn‘t expect us to build trust just on what we‘ve heard about Him. He wants us to build trust on personal knowledge. That‘s the only way to have true intimacy and dependence.

[excerpt taken from Rooted: Building Trust by Banning Liebscher]


“And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You” Psalm 9:10

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

It’s a Scary Word: Trust

Has God ever asked you to trust Him?

If not, let’s ask ourselves ‘why not?’ Maybe you have never taken that step of faith in trusting what Jesus Christ did on the Cross of Calvary? You can make Him your personal Lord and Savior right now! Would you like too?

If you are a child of God–for any length of time, living on His Words for life, communication is happening between the two of you, then at some point in time God has asked you, “Do you trust Me?” or maybe He has told you, “Trust Me.”

How did it go?


We must understand that our trust is the main thing God is pursuing as He develops our root system. Trust is what God is building through the process, and trust is what will get us through the process.

Trust has two basic elements:

  1. Intimacy
  2. Dependence

Intimacy and dependence are what Jesus was talking about when He told us to remain in Him just as He remained in the Father. He wants us to develop the ability to walk in deep, unbroken intimacy with Him and to depend on Him as He trains and empowers us to become trustworthy partners in His work on earth.

The only way He can build this root system of abiding connection is by taking us through a process that asks again and again, “Do you trust Me?”

  • Every time we say, “I trust You,” our root system grows.
  • That’s how we thrive as He prepares us to bear lasting fruit.

[excerpt taken from Rooted by Banning Liebscher]


Trust doesn’t seem so scary any more when God is asking, does it?

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

a soul killer

Ahhhh yes, the whole comparing yourself amongst yourselves and not being wise. Oh how comparing kills the soul. I love how God knows what He is talking about. All throughout Scripture, time and time again we see the written words of God penned for our good…for our best…because He knows what is best for our soul fueled by intense love for mankind which includes you and I (doesn’t that give you goosebumps!!!!). If only we trust Him wholly! Can you imagine how different our lives would be?! 

  • Trust His Word — it is Truth!
  • Trust God — for He is trustworthy!
  • Stop comparing yourself with others; they aren’t the standard, God is! 

Blessings to you, friends,

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}