This world is full of trouble, and our hearts are prone to anxiety. But the Triune God is a loving, caring, and all powerful God whom we can trust. When life gets crazy, these are a few bits of God's word I turn my mind to.
"Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them." (Matthew 6:26). We do not need to be anxious, Jesus tells us, because our Father in heaven is a provider, not only for those birds I hear right outside my window, but also for me and my family. We can trust him.
"Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen. You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron." (Psalm 77:19-20). This entire Psalm is helpful in times of despair. It reminds me that God, though unseen, led Israel out of Egypt. We can trust that he is near even when we can't see him.
"He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?" (Romans 8:32). God has shown his love for us by giving his Son to take the penalty of our rebellion against God. If he did that, how can I doubt his goodness to me?
"For the LORD will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you a people for himself." (1 Samuel 12:22). We can trust that God will not forsake his people. He is pleased for us to be reconciled to him in Christ. We are secure in him, even if our circumstances are chaotic.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." (John 10:11). Jesus is good. His disposition towards us is one of a shepherd, who provides for and protects needy sheep, and even dies for them. Good shepherds can be trusted; and who is more good than Jesus?
In this world we will have trouble, Jesus tells us, but he has overcome the world. He holds the universe--and our very lives--up by the word of his power. And he cares for us. We serve a God who is all powerful and graciously loving toward us. He can be trusted.