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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Learning To Trust In The Lord

In review of Proverbs 3:5-6 it says, “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.”

Bottom Line:
Trust God wholeheartedly, don’t rely on your own thoughts, rather seek God and he will provide the path to take.

What this means to me:
I am to trust the Lord with all of my heart and not rely on what I think I know, rather I should acknowledge him and seek his will in all I do. He will then show me which path to take.

Today's passage comes from the 3rd Proverb of Solomon. In it he talks about trusting in the Lord and it’s benefits. He starts by reminding us to not forget what he has taught. We are to store it up in our hearts. If we do, then we will live many years and our lives will be satisfying. Loyalty and kindness should drive our thoughts and behaviors. Also, we will find favor with both God and people and earn good reputations. So we are trust in the Lord with all of our hearts. We should never depend on our own understanding of things. Rather we should seek his will in all we do. When we do he will show us which path to take.

What I’m coming to realize is that when I trust in myself instead of God, I choose to become my own god. In doing so, I ultimately miss out on all of the incredible blessings God has in store for me; things that I could never accomplish on my own.

When I face difficult circumstances or encounter something that I have never seen before, I should turn to to God first. He should be my default “go to” when things seem so black that I can’t see my way out.

He can hear and help me. I just need to trust in Him. When I do so, he promises to turn my life around.