Proverbs 3:3-5

Proverbs 3:3-5 “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.”

I have heard this passage and recited it often. It is very familiar to us. Sometimes when we need it most, we don’t pay attention to it. It’s easy when we are fretting over our trials and anxieties to forget what a jewel this passage is. It says, Trust in the Lord. To rely upon, lean on, have full confidence in the Lord. The Lord Almighty. The One who made heaven and earth. The God who measures the universe with the span of His hand. The One who has no beginning and no end. He has always existed. He who is all knowing and all powerful. Oh, silly me, I sometimes forget who You are. Trust in Him with all of your heart.

I am often half-hearted in my faith of the Lord during difficult times. I guess I somehow think I can help God out in this situation. A halfhearted trust is as good as no trust. The Lord certainly doesn’t need my help. He wants me to trust in Him completely. Do not lean on your understanding. Do not rely on your knowledge. In other words, as I said, the Lord doesn’t need me to help Him out.

The Bible says that God’s ways are not our ways. They are past finding out. I can go over every scenario in my mind as to how God might fix this situation, but God can and does things I could never imagine. I might think of one, two, or three options, and the Lord has over a gazillion of them my puny brain could never conceive. God is in control of my life, and He has a plan and a purpose because I am His child and He loves and cares for me more than I can ever imagine. His timing is perfect, and His way is perfect. In all Your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Another way to put it is simple: Just get up today, tomorrow, the next day and the next and on and on and follow Jesus.

In all I do as I am in fellowship with him He will direct my way. He will work my situation out. But Lord, I want to know right now! That is not how He works. It is through our everyday walk with Him that He says go this way and go that way. His plan unfolds to me, and as I look back at my life, He has never failed me one time but lead me through the most difficult things and done the impossible.

In Him,

Gayle Grenier
Calvary Visalia