“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
— Proverbs 3:5–6
We can go through this world in one of two ways: remembering God, focused on eternity, and trusting Him with all our hearts or forgetting God and leaning on our own understanding to make it through this life.
Which camp are you in?
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart . . . and He shall direct your paths.” God makes this great promise to us, a covenant that offers great blessings to those who will heed it daily. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” It’s a primary lesson of Christianity, a seemingly simple essential of our faith. Yet we seem to find it so difficult to learn. We learn to trust in God just a little bit and think we’ve made great progress in the spiritual realm. But then we face situations that reveal vast areas of our hearts that we’ve never entrusted to God.
In these times, we may believe we’ve given our trust to God and wonder why He hasn’t responded. But really, we lean on our own understanding and strength to work it out. We attempt to achieve our will through praying certain ways and doing good deeds. But it isn’t until we’ve exhausted our resources and truly trusted God, laying our burdens at His feet, that He provides a way. “Acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
Who are you trusting to carve out your life paths—you or the Lord? God says, “Trust me.” How can you do that today?