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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Learning To Really Count on God

In review of Proverbs 3:5-6 it says, “Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. Remember the Lord in all you do, and he will give you success.”

Bottom Line:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and never rely on what you think you know, seek his will in all you do, and he will give you success.

What this means to me:
I am to trust in the Lord with all my heart, never leaving things to my own understanding. I should seek his will and then let him lead me. If I do, he promises to provide me with the road or path to follow.

One of the biggest reasons people don’t trust God fully with their lives is because they really don’t know him. It’s difficult to trust someone you don’t really know.

The same is true with God. That’s why God wants us to know the real him, not a false or fake version portrayed in popular culture. There are many popular myths about who God is that simply aren’t true.

For example, some believe he’s like:

A cosmic cop: He’s the big, bad policeman in the sky looking to catch us doing something wrong.

The celestial Santa Claus: He’s just there to give gifts. He smiles, nods, and never really pays attention to the naughty list.

The grand, old man: He’s the old, old god who isn’t much different from you. He has his own failures and faults. He doesn’t have any of the answers, either.

The Force: Like in “Star Wars,” God is an impersonal force that we can bend to our own will.

If God really was like any of those popular misconceptions, I wouldn’t trust him either. But the good news is that he’s not. Scripture paints an entirely different picture of the character of God.

The truth is, God is infinitely worthy of our trust because no being in the universe is as capable to influence the world around us as he is. The Bible says, “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me” (Psalm 54:4 NIV).

God has the power (and the desire) to sustain and help us through whatever we’re going through. He wants to give us his best for our lives, and he is uniquely able to help us get there. Afterall, he is the creator of the universe. He literally has all the resources in the universe that he can mobilize on our behalf as we seek to follow him.

But the key is, that we must trust him.

The Bible says, “Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. Remember the Lord in all you do, and he will give you success” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NCV). I can trust God with everything I am because he is able to help me succeed if I do. That doesn’t mean that God will give me all the money, fame, or power I want. But if I trust him, God will help me succeed in what he has called me to do and be.

In summary, I am to trust in the Lord with all my heart, never leaving things to my own understanding. I should seek his will and then let him lead me. If I do, he promises to provide me with the road or path to follow.

Today I will consider if there is one area of my life where I need to begin to turn over and fully trust God with.

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