Do We Trust in Yahweh?

I firmly believe that Yahweh speaks to us through His Word – the Bible, the Scriptures. Trusting in Yahweh is something that I think I need to continually remind myself to do. When situations like what happened to me the other day happen, my initial reaction is to stress out about it. Yes, maybe even have some anxiety kick in. In that moment, my heart rate went up, I thought, “Oh no, what do I do?” and literally, for a few seconds (which seemed much longer than that but was literally only a few seconds), I had no idea what I could do about it, how to solve this problem.

After I took some deep breaths and calmed down, I prayed, then called brethren to please pray for me. (Those were some great conversations, more on that in a bit.) I did what I was guided to and what I could do, in order to move things along, then the rest was up to Yahweh. …

Obviously, those prayers were answered because Yahweh took care of it. He resolved it in a much better way than neither myself, nor any other person, possibly could have! HalleluYah! As I was writing this article, I thought, “The problem is I wonder how to solve the problem. The answer to how to solve any problem is to trust in Yahweh.”

This message of “Trust in Yahweh” has been salient for days now. It has come up several times: in a poem for a special offering that my husband Daniel Stern was inspired to write titled “The Answer Is Yahweh” (offered in the Sabbath service for March 2, 2024); in a Bible verse that I saw posted by a sister on social media; in some phone conversations with brethren; in Scriptures that came to mind in and after those conversations; and in the Psalms from the Bible reading portions I read on the day I was inspired to write this article.

Yahweh tells us in His Word of His power. In my conversation with a sister the other day, she mentioned “Job trials” and I agree, when we think of trials, we can read about what they look like in this book. What also came to mind from the book of Job is how Yahweh speaks of His power and mighty works in chapters 38-41. Yahweh is a wonderful and Almighty Father and Elohim!

In a phone conversation with a brother, where we spoke about how sometimes it is hard for us to remember to trust in Yahweh, and we feel like we are in a tight/rough spot (financially, physically, mentally/emotionally), the following Scripture came to mind: 1Corinthians 10:13 – There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but Elohim is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Over the last several days, additional Scriptures came up to confirm that if we truly trust in Yahweh, He will help us:

Psalm 46:10a – Be still, and know that I am Elohim: (I saw this posted on social media by a sister.)

2 Samuel 22:2-4 – And he said, Yahweh is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The Elohim of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. I will call on Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

(From the Song of David in 2Samuel 22, which was in the Bible reading portion of the day before this article was written.)

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in Yahweh with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

(My conversation with my brother jogged my brain and this Scripture came to mind, one of my favorites, right after we hung up.)

Psalm 57:1 – Be merciful unto me, O Elohim, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

(On the day I was inspired to write this article, the portion of the day according the to the 52 Week Bible Reading Plan was Psalms 60-62; for some reason I felt like I had to also read the prior week’s Bible reading portion, Psalm 57-59. …)

Psalm 62:11-12 – Elohim hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto Elohim. Also unto thee, O Yahweh, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work. (These powerful verses were the last verses of my Scripture reading portion of the day.)

We see from Scriptures quoted above that Yahweh is our refuge. The word “refuge” is Strong’s H2620 chacah and means “to flee for protection; figuratively, to confide in.” And, since the word “trust” keeps coming up, I looked it up on; the word “trust” is Strong’s H982 batach and means “to trust”; Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance states: be bold confident, secure, sure, careless one, put confidence, make to hope, put, A primitive root; properly, to hide for refuge figuratively, to trust, be confident or sure.”

Yahweh tells us in His Word, in numerous Scriptures, to trust in Him, and so I believe we need to pay attention to that! See article on YRM site: In addition, in the verses from the Psalms that book-ended my Scripture reading of the day, I think I heard a powerful message, to really drive home what has been coming through for days now:

Trust in Yahweh (as David did). Yahweh is powerful. He can help us get through every situation, every trial. And Yahweh renders to every man according to his work.

So, when trials come up and we try to figure out how to proceed, what do we do? I think it’s important to consider: Are we still, or are we leaning on our own understanding? Do we trust in Yahweh?

~Submitted by Judy Stern

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24 days ago

HalleluYah Judy. Thank you. I am struggling with trusting in Yahweh. I am in serious trouble right now. I didn’t quite make it down to YRM when I thought I would. You’re words are encouraging thanks again.

Lucie & Charles Waddell
Lucie & Charles Waddell
18 days ago

Hi Judy, We would have liked to come down to YRM this week.. but couldn’t make it. We read your article and we already shared it with one of our cousins who is undergoing tremendous stress around the illness of her father. Thank you again. Shalom.

Laurie Ann
Laurie Ann
8 days ago

I liked how you sited every source of encouragement that came to you from Yahweh. He spoke to you.