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Is Swagbucks Worth It and How to Earn Gift Cards

If you’ve ever heard of Swagbucks before, you might be wondering “Is Swagbucks worth it?”

My answer: it depends. What are your finances like? What is your life like? Do you have more time or more money? Some budgets might make Swagbucks not necessary. Especially if you are busy.

Please know, you can also put as much or little time into earning Swagbucks as you’d like. Don’t feel like you need to spend even an hour a day.

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What is Swagbucks:

Maybe you’ve never heard of Swagbucks and are wondering what exactly we are talking about so you can determine if Swagbucks is worth it for you.

Using Swagbucks you can earn PayPal cash or gift cards to countless places for doing things online or through apps on your phone! Some of these are things I’m sure you are doing already (internet searches, anyone?) or things you can be doing simultaneously as you work (letting videos stream in the background).

So let’s talk about when gift cards would make a difference for you.

Swagbucks is AMAZING! I earn gift cards all year for web searches and streaming videos. The PERFECT way to afford presents when the budget is tight.

Is Swagbucks Worth It?

It’s time to get one thing out of the way. You aren’t going to become rich earning Swagbucks, but they can really make a difference in your budget. Especially when finances are tight.

For instance, we had an extended spending freeze and cut our spending by over a fourth as we worked hard to pay off our house.

Gifts that we wouldn’t otherwise have been able to purchase were made possible. I also used Swagbucks to buy supplements and other supplies on Amazon.

When we were in that 18 month spending freeze, spare time wasn’t something I had much of (spoiler, I still don’t have much of it 😉 ) so my Swagbucks goals were pretty simple and easy: 5 days a week I earned at least 50 Swagbucks. The other 2 I just got 5. If I earn more, great but if not that’s okay.

That put me at 280 Swagbucks a week or 14,560 a year. Buying the gift cards that are on sale with a 12% discount is the best deal. A $5 Amazon gift card (not on sale) is 500 Swagbucks.  So over the course of a year, I can earn around $160 in Amazon gift cards. Not too bad.

You could easily earn more than that if you dedicated more time but you have to find what is appropriate for you and your life needs so you can make Swagbucks worth it for you.

How can you reach those daily Swagbuck goals?

Ways to Earn Swagbucks Every Day:

1. Searches

As you are doing internet searches throughout the day, simply use the Swagbucks’ search engine. That’s easy enough and adds zero time! (Every once in a while I don’t get the results I need from Swagbucks and have to switch to Google, but I always try first). You won’t get Swagbucks every search. It will more likely be every 10 or more. I normally get Swagbucks from doing 1-3 searches each day and the searches typically give me 6-11 bucks. Sometimes, I’ll get 23!

2. Watch

On the left side of the screen, you can click watch. You will have to watch a series of videos (17 videos 1 minute each) and can earn 2 Swagbucks. You will have to click next after each video, but you don’t have to actually watch the video.

3. Daily Poll

This takes literally a second to do and will get you a Swagbuck.

4. Daily To Do List

On your Swagbucks’ homepage on the left column you’ll see a check list of 8 things to do each day. Completing all of the tasks will get you bonus Swagbucks. I don’t stress about getting everything on this list done – some tasks are simply too time consuming (or require making purchases).

5. Play

If I find myself a few Swagbucks short, I go over to the games and play a couple. They don’t take very long and if you happen to select one that seems to go on endlessly, know that you don’t have to finish a game to get credit. You get 2 Swagbucks for every other game you play – up to 10. Make sure you play games that are completely free. Scroll down to the bottom and you’ll find the 3 free Swagbucks’ games.

6. Swag Codes

If you already have the handy SwagButton downloaded that gets you a Swagbuck everyday. It also notifies you every time a new Swag Code is available and tells you were to find it. I’m only at my computer a few times a week when they pop up, but they take seconds to redeem and are worth watching for.

7. Daily Discover

Every once in a while I’ll click on Daily Discover to see if there are any easy offers or in store deals that don’t require me to purchase anything I wasn’t already planning on.

8. Surveys

I have a love hate relationship with the surveys. It takes entirely too much of my time for the survey to determine if I qualify or not. I wish they’d have a way to let you know within 3 questions instead of many minutes worth of questions. But, on the occasion that I actually do qualify for the survey I can get a descent number of points and the surveys are pretty enjoyable.

However, they are another thing I don’t always do because they can be a time suck for not many points depending on how many tries it takes to get a survey you qualify for.

9. Shop

If you are ordering online, be sure to check out the shop section to see what you can earn back in Swagbucks. Before you choose to shop through Swagbucks, be sure to check and see what the cash back is at Rakuten! (Join Rakaten using my link and spend $25 and you will get $10) Use the one that will give you more bang for your buck.

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10. Coupons

Be sure to check out the coupon section and see if there are coupons available for products you already buy! You earn Swagbucks for printing coupons and for redeeming coupons. Navigate there by clicking shop on the left side of their website. You’ll then click where it says grocery coupons.

11. Swago

Swago is Swagbucks’ version of Bingo. This is available once a month for a week. You have to do tasks on the board and creating certain patterns will earn you points. Definitely worth checking out to see if you can get some extra Swagbucks for tasks you are already doing.

12. Follow Swagbucks

Be sure to follow Swagbucks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to catch when they release codes to get a few bonus Swagbucks. Check out their blog for more codes and extra information as well.  Don’t forget, having the SwagButton installed on your web browser will help you get these time sensitive codes (and give you a Swagbuck each day just for having it)!

13. Swagbucks Apps

Check out this post for 3 Swagbucks apps I have on my phone to earn even more points! Playing videos on my phone is simpler and a way better deal than the computer. You can also submit pictures of your receipts and more.

Don’t forget, If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here with my referral link and receive a bonus 300 swagbucks when you earn 300 swagbucks your first month

What is your answer to the “is Swagbucks worth it” question?

What are you favorite ways to earn everyday?

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Originally published February 19, 2015. Updated August 13, 2020.

 

Swagbucks is AMAZING! I earn gift cards all year for web searches and streaming videos. The PERFECT way to afford presents when the budget is tight.

 

 

Swagbucks is AMAZING! I earn gift cards all year for web searches and streaming videos. The PERFECT way to afford presents when the budget is tight.

Linking up to these fun parties!

 

How to Stock a Pantry for the First Time on a Budget

glass jars filled with food on a pantry shelf

Whether you are moving across country and starting from scratch or branching out into your own place and needing to fill the cabinets, you might be wondering just how to stock a pantry for the first time from scratch on a budget!

Obviously, if money wasn’t an issue it wouldn’t be bad to go out and just buy everything you might need.

Moving typically costs money, though, and spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars purchasing all those little things that make up a full pantry might not be top priority.

So let’s share ideas on how to stock a pantry for the first time and not go broke doing it.

When stocking a kitchen you typically have baking supplies, cooking supplies, packaged foods, and condiments of various types. Some go in the pantry and others need to be stored in the fridge. That’s a lot of different supplies that can quickly add up when stocking a pantry from scratch.

How to Stock a Pantry for the First Time on a Budget:

  1. Don’t Buy Everything at Once
    Buy just what you actually need for the next couple weeks. Then each of the following weeks purchase a couple of extra items to work towards getting your pantry fully stocked. It won’t be as overwhelming or as expensive.
  2. Buy in Bulk
    Buying in bulk costs more upfront, put the per ounce/unit price is often times way less. Check with local friends or family and see if anyone is interested in splitting the bulk package of pasta, meat, salt, grains etc with you.
  3. Buy on Sale
    Wait to purchase  certain items until they go on sale. Salt and spices don’t go on sale, so buy those at any time. Things like pasta, butter, meat etc wait for the prices to drop before you stock your pantry for the first time.
  4. Store Brands
    Utilize store brands to buy things on a budget. Especially the items that don’t go on sale. You probably already know which items you much prefer to have have from name brands, but other than those branch out and go for same quality but cheaper as you stock up. Many store brands are just repackaged name brands anyway!
  5. Shop at Cheaper Stores
    Look at Aldi, check Dollar Tree’s food aisle (pound bags of brown basmati for $1), look around for discount grocery stores in your area. You might be surprised at what you can find.
  6. Accept Food From Others
    Keep your ears open. If someone offers up extra staples from their pantry or garden, take them up on it!
  7. Keep Food Simple
    As you get situated and start cooking, make simple recipes. You want things that will use common ingredients and not require you to go buy 10 new items for your pantry. You can do a lot with a basic list of ingredients like I have below. As your pantry grows and you have more wiggle room in your budget, start adding in recipes with other ingredients.
  8. Use Substitutes
    Baking is a little harder to make substitutes in, unless you are a seasoned baker. So use caution. Cooking tends to be a lot simpler to make changes. Switch the seasonings around to use what you have, use rice instead of pasta, swap the veggies, use a different kind of meat or bean. Try to use what you already have instead of having to buy more ingredients.
  9. Make a List
    Sit down and take time to make a list of the pantry staples you absolutely have to have. Make a list of items that would be good to have. Make a third list of things you want but can wait a while before buying. If you go to the grocery store without a list, it will be very easy to put everything in your cart and quickly go over your budget.

As you consider how to stock a pantry for the first time and do it on a budget, remember to take baby steps! The longer you live in one location the pantry staples you have on hand will continue to grow.

To help you make your list of pantry essentials, below is a list of supplies to start your planning.

pantry shelves filled with food in jars.

Pantry & Kitchen Essentials to Stock Your Pantry

Ignore the items you don’t use and add the ingredients you always use. Everyone’s cooking and families are different, so use this list to inspire you and help you to not forget anything. You can have a stocked kitchen without having all of these supplies.

Beyond pasta, chips, and canned tomatoes I don’t buy many boxed/packaged foods. If those are a part of what you cook and feed your family, add them to the list!

    • flour (which ever type you use)
    • sugar (granulated, brown, powder, or the less refined alternatives)
    • salt
    • baking powder
    • baking soda
    • yeast
    • cocoa powder
    • cinnamon
    • vanilla extract
    • syrup (we like maple syrup)
    • honey
    • coffee or tea
    • rolled oats
    • rice
    • pasta
    • dry beans and/or canned beans
    • canned tomatoes (diced, sauce, puree, paste etc)
    • dried spices: basil, oregano, parsley are the most used
    • cumin powder
    • chili powder
    • onion powder
    • garlic powder
    • paprika
    • beef and chicken broth/base
    • pepper
    • oil (coconut, olive, or whatever you use)
    • vinegar
    • soy sauce
    • peanut butter
    • popcorn
    • other snacks
    • salad dressing (or make your own using the oil and vinegar!)
    • onions
    • garlic
    • condiments: ketchup, mustard, mayo, bbq sauce, pickles
    • bread/tortillas (or make your own – homemade tortillas, english muffin bread, french bread)
    • butter
    • milk
    • eggs
    • meats
    • cheese (start with one kind)
    • fresh produce
    • frozen veggies

Those 40+ items will get your pantry stocked and you’ll be able to feed your family a variety of recipes for breakfasts and suppers! Soups, pasta, stirfry, pancakes, oatmeal, scrambled eggs, sandwiches, etc.

You don’t even have to buy all of those ingredients at once. Make a menu, and just buy what you’ll need for the next week. Over a month you will have ended up purchasing most of them.

What tips do you have for someone asking how to stock a pantry for the first time? What are the essentials pantry items I missed and need to add to the list?

Freezing Refried Beans and an Easy Refried Bean Recipe

close up of a bowl of homemade refried beansI love making large batches of recipes (cook once eat multiple times is my motto). So when I whip up my easy refried bean recipe, it makes a lot! Freezing refried beans is the answer.

I use what we need for a meal or two and the rest of the refried beans go straight into the freezer.

If you have not yet tried to make your own refried beans, know that you can also freeze leftovers of the canned variety!

Freezing Refried Beans

Let’s start with freezing refried beans and then we’ll get to the recipe.

There are multiple ways to do this. First off is what I do not recommend. I don’t recommend simply filling a gallon freezer bag with the beans and sticking it in the freezer. It’s just not practical. In the next few months when you need refried beans to make burritos, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you won’t need a gallons worth.

Freeze the refried beans in individual portions or recipe sizes!

That way when you need to defrost some, you can take out exactly what you need.

crockpot of cooked pinto beans and onions

The beans, onions, garlic, and jalapenos after cooking

INSTRUCTIONS:

When the beans are completely cool, transfer to storage containers.

Store in the freezer.

STORAGE OPTIONS:

  • Glass Jars (make sure to not fill all the way to the top)
  • Quart sized freezer bags with 2 cups in each bag. Spread flat after sealing for more space effective storing in the freezer (and quicker thawing).
  • Plastic storage containers in desired sizes. Probably between 1 cup and 4 cups depending on how your normally use your refried beans.
  • 1/2 cup “blobs” in freezer bag. Line a baking sheet with wax paper, parchment paper, or silicone baking mats and drop the beans onto the sheet using a 1/2 cup measuring cup. Flash freeze by placing baking sheet into the freezer. Once beans are frozen, transfer to a freezer storage bag and double bag. It’s now very easy to pull out exactly what you need!

TO USE:

Put frozen refried beans in the fridge the day before you want to use them.

When mostly thawed, put beans into a pot on the stove and gently reheat. If they have dried out, add a touch of water to return them to your desired consistency.

Use as you would fresh refried beans.

(Of course you can always defrost the beans if you forgot to pull them out the day before.)

What are your tips for freezing refried beans?


Now we’ll move on to the recipe for these super easy homemade refried beans!

Yes, these would actually be called unrefried beans and not be considered authentic as there is nothing fried about them. But none the less, they have become a staple in our home the last several years.

I always cook 1 to 2 pounds of pinto beans up when I’m making these and freeze them as we discussed above.

This is how simple the recipe is:

  • Dump everything into the slow cooker.
  • Cook until very, very tender.
  • Mash.

THINGS YOU CAN CHANGE:

  1. Now, the recipe does have fresh onion and garlic (and deseeded jalapeno too if you like a kick) in it, but you are welcome to omit them. If I’m out, I’ll still make up the beans with no seasonings in the cooking liquid and add extra onion powder, garlic powder, and salt when I’m smashing them up.
  2. These beans can also be made on the stove instead of the crock pot. Bring to a boil for 10 minutes and then cover and turn to low. Cook until falling apart. You’ll just want to watch the water level and add more if needed.

 

bowl of cooked pinto beans for freezing homemade refried beans

The beans and veggies after being scooped out of the slow cooker.

Homemade Refried Beans

REFRIED BEANS INGREDIENTS:

  • Dried pinto beans
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno
  • Seasoned Salt
  • Cumin
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

WHAT TO DO WITH REFRIED BEANS:

If you are looking up this post, you probably already have a lot of ideas. Beans make a great side dish topped with cheese and cilantro.

They also make a perfect fast and cheap lunch. Make bean tostadas or a bean and cheese burrito or quesadilla.

Use them in any recipe that calls for refried beans.

Easy and yummy refried beans in the crock pot. I love making a huge batch and freezing the leftovers!

I always use my potato masher to smash the beans. An immersion blender also works well.

Side note: There are concerns of toxins not being removed from the beans when cooked in the crock pot because it doesn’t get them hot enough long enough. I’ve found that on high my pot gets the beans up to a full boil. If yours doesn’t, you can boil them on the stove for 10 minutes and then return to the crock pot to finish cooking or boil for 10 minutes at the end of cooking.

bowl of finished homemade refried beans on a napkin

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Easy Crockpot Homemade Refried Beans
Author: 
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 5 cups
 
These homemade refried beans are easy and freezer friendly. Great for making a large batch for side dish, burritos, tacos and more.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 deseeded jalapeno
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 2 t. seasoning salt
  • Optional, ½-1 teaspoon garlic and onion powder
Instructions
  1. Rinse and soak the pinto beans overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse beans and place in the crock pot and cover with water.
  3. Add a peeled and quartered onion and peeled and smashed garlic cloves if you are using (and a deseeded jalapeno if you like a little kick).
  4. Cook on low for around 5 hours.
  5. Turn to high for the last hour to allow beans to come to a boil for at least 10 minutes and finish cooking.
  6. When the beans are tender and falling apart use a slotted spoon and scoop beans, onions, and garlic into a bowl. Reserve the cooking liquid.
  7. Add cumin powder and seasoning salt. Add garlic and onion powder if you didn't use fresh in the cooking process or if you need a little extra flavor.
  8. Use a potato masher and stir and mash the bean mixture until it is as smooth as you like. Add some of the reserved cooking liquid to make it as soupy as you like. It will thicken up as it sits at room temperature.
  9. Cool and separate into storage containers and freeze what you won't use the first week.
Notes
You can also cook the beans on the stove top for several hours until tender and falling apart.

If you don't have time to soak the beans the night before, simply increase the cooking time.

 

overhead shot of a bowl of refried beans topped with cheeseEasy and yummy refried beans in the crock pot (or on the stove). I love making a huge batch and freezing the leftovers!Originally published July 29, 2014. Updated August 10, 2020.

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

old fashioned molasses cookies on a napkin

There’s nothing like old fashioned molasses cookies. An amazing chewy cookie with the deep flavor of molasses and all those traditional holiday spices. So good!

Of course they are a must for the Christmas and Thanksgiving season (along with these cookies), but I think they are perfect for any time of year! Finishing off a summer dinner, of course, is a good idea. Making them during a spring rain storm = perfection. Basically, you should make old fashioned molasses cookies anytime you get a hankering to. Please don’t save them for only the holiday season. 🙂

dough for old fashioned molasses cookies in bowls

This easy cookie recipe came from my grandma and my mom made them all through my childhood. I’ll have done is swapped butter for the shortening it originally called for and because butter causes cookies to spread a little more than shortening, I increased the flour by 1/4 cup.

If you want an extra molasses cookie, be sure to check out my other molasses cookie recipe that uses double the molasses and increases the spice level. But this recipe is the traditional one that everyone knows and loves.

OLD FASHIONED MOLASSES COOKIES INGREDIENTS:

The ingredients are really quite simple for this cookie.

  • Molasses
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Granulated sugar
  • Flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Cloves
  • Salt
  • Baking soda

One of my friend has a favorite molasses brand – Brer Rabbit molasses. I don’t find that one in the store often at all, so I just get what is available. Grandma’s Molasses and store brands are what’s available where I live.

old fashioned molasses cookie dough rolled in balls ans sugar

OLD FASHIONED MOLASSES COOKIES INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Cream the room temperature butter and sugar together.
  • Add the egg and molasses.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and the 3 spices.
  • Add to butter mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Roll 1 tablespoon amounts of dough into balls. (You can do this based on how large you want them. This size makes 28-29 cookies)
  • Roll in granulated sugar and place on cookie sheet.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cool on pan for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

Freezing Cookies and Dough:

You make make a double or triple batch of these yummy, chewy molasses cookies and store the baked cookies in an airtight container in the freezer. Let the cookies thaw before eating them.

Another option I like to do is to freeze the dough balls after they are rolled in sugar. Pull what you want out of the freezer and bake as normal. You may need to add an additional couple minutes to the baking time.

Baked chewy molasses cookies in a cookie sheet

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe

Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 28
 
These chewy old fashioned molasses cookies are delicious. The depth of the molasses and flavors of cinnamon, ginger and cloves make the perfect combination.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • additional sugar for rolling
Instructions
  1. In a mixer (or by hand) beat the sugar and butter until creamy.
  2. Add the molasses and egg and continuing beating until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, soda, salt, and ground spices.
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined.
  5. Refrigerate the dough for 60 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Roll the dough into balls with 1 tablespoon of dough and roll in the granulated sugar.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  9. Cool on pan for 3 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Notes
See post for details on freezing the dough.

 

old fashioned molasses cookies on a cooling rack

Bible Verses About Trusting God

Open Bible with pen and text saying bible verses about trusting God

Today I want to share with you 31 Bible verses about trusting God.

Some seasons of life are harder than others. There are big events and little occurrences that come up where we have to stop and consciously choose to keep trusting God.

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Some recommendations for when you are struggling.

♦ Get in the Bible. It will remind you of who God is and what He has done since the beginning of time. Seeing God worthy of trust in the life of Abraham, David, Esther, and Paul will encourage you to keep on trusting him. Reading truths about God will help you remember just who God is and what He is capable of.

♦ Read biographies of heroes of the faith. Read about Gladys Alward, Corrie Ten Boom, Darlene Rose, Richard Wurmbrand, Brother AndrewHudson Taylor and so many others! It will encourage your heart to see how God worked in their stories.

♦ Remember how God has already provided for you in the past. Think on and praise God for those “small” and “large” ways He’s shown Himself to you already. God was faithful and He still is faithful.

♦ Journal your trial and how God shows Himself to you so you have it to look back on.

♦ Hang scripture around your house to encourage your heart to make a choice to continue trusting, even when it’s hard. I have James 1:2-4, Isaiah 26:3, and Psalm 118:8 written on Post-It notes stuck to my computer monitor at work. Bible verses about trusting God or Bible verses about attributes of God or who we are in Christ are great places to start.

♦ Read over these Bible verses about trusting God. They show words of trust and hope spoken in the Bible, commands to trust, why we trust, and the results of trusting God.

Read the Bible verses about trusting God listed in this post, but also take time to open your Bible and read the passages surrounding the verses. Dig a little deeper. Use the scripture as a prayer to God.

bible with pens and pencils for Bible verses about trusting God

Bible Verses About Trusting God

Old Testament Bible Verses About Trusting God:

2 Samuel 22:2a-3: “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, I will hope in him;

Job 42:2 I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

Psalm 18:2The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 32:10b: but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.

Psalm 33:20-22: Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

Psalm 37:3-5: Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your hear. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.

Psalm 40:4a Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust.

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Psalms 56:3-4 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

Psalm 112:7 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.

Psalm 115:11 You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.

Psalm 118:8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.

Psalm 147:10-11 His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 30:5Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Isaiah 26:3-4: You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord is an everlasting rock.

Jeremiah 17:7-8: Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust in the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.

Lamentations 3:21-25: But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion”, says my soul, therefore I will hope in him.

Nahum 1:7: The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

Habakkuk 3:17-19: Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no heard in the stalls, yet, I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me treat on high places.

Trust written in the sand

New Testament Bible Verses About Trusting God:

Matthew 6:25a Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on.

Mark 5:36 “Do not fear, only believe.”

John 14:1 Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith is is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

James 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meed trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

What other favorite Bible verses about trusting God do you have?

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