Trusting in God

by Kim McDougal

“Trust in the LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)

Hmmm….Trust. That’s a tough words sometimes, huh? But, it is most important in our Christian walk. You see, we can’t count on our emotions all the time cause they swing from left to right. We can count on the situations in life or other people, but we can count on the Lord that if we trust Him with all our heart, not lean on our thoughts, that He will help us know what path to take. But there’s one more thing to do in this scripture and that is to see His will in all we do. So, these three things go together if we want Him to show us His way to go:

  1. Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
  2. Do NOT depend on your own understanding; and
  3. Seek Him in all you do.

In life, we put our trust in many things or people, for example: doctors, lawyers, even ingredients on food labels. We trust that when we put the key in the ignition, the car will start. So, we have experience in trusting. Why is so difficult then to trust God? Mainly, because we can see Him with our naked eye. And oftentimes, we fight doubt. But, though our thinking can be flawed, though our understanding tainted with doubts, though our minds are finite, and though we have limitations, our God does NOT. We can put our life in His perfect hands. We can trust Him to help us make sound decisions. Even, if we’re in the middle of a trial, we can trust Him for the way out. Today, don’t lean to your understanding by trying to figure it out, or calling every friend to get advice (nothing wrong with advice), but instead of using your go-to methods, let’s remember and apply Proverbs 3:5-6 instead. Then, watch what God does next! He will NEVER disappoint!


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