A Christian is one who trusts in the Lord. A Christian knows Him and trusts in the trustworthiness of who He is and His faithfulness to His Word. The opposite of trusting in the Lord is to lean on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
The Lord will not forsake those who put their trust in Him.
Psalm 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
When you put your trust in the Lord then you will not be shaken.
Psalm 21:7 For the king trusts in the Lord,
And through the lovingkindness of the Most High he will not be shaken.
His lovingkindness will surround you.
Psalm 32:10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
But he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.
You will be blessed.
Psalm 40:4 How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust,
And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
Proverbs 16:20 He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
You will not fear bad news.
Psalm 112:7 He will not fear evil tidings;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
You will prosper.
Proverbs 28:25 An arrogant man stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the Lord will prosper.
You will be exalted.
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted.
Woes come to the one who refuses to trust Him. The One who does not trust in the Lord will put their trust in someone or something else. She will not heed His voice and she will not accept instruction. She will not draw near to Him.
Zephaniah 3:1,2 Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled,
The tyrannical city!
She heeded no voice,
She accepted no instruction.
She did not trust in the Lord,
She did not draw near to her God.
Curses will come to the one who does not put their trust in the Lord.
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus says the Lord,
“Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind
And makes flesh his strength,
And whose heart turns away from the Lord.
“For he will be like a bush in the desert
And will not see when prosperity comes,
But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness,
A land of salt without inhabitant.
The choice is ours. Will we trust in the Lord and make Him our trust or will we trust in falsehood by trusting in anything or anyone else other than Him? If we trust in Him then we will cling to Him as a drowning man would cling to a life preserver thrown to Him.
Jeremiah 17:7,8 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord
And whose trust is the Lord.
“For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
That extends its roots by a stream
And will not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
Nor cease to yield fruit.
A life that trusts in the Lord will have no regrets.