During the pandemic I decided to read the Old Testament prophets starting with Jeremiah who is one of my favorites. There are those who think the Old Testament is harsh and God is angry and cruel. I don’t see Him that way at all. I see a loving God who is trying to form a […]
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5–6
These days it is hard to trust. There is so much uncertainty. But that is exactly what God is telling us to do. Trust Him.
Trust is not my default position.
When a situation arises, I am quick to fret over finding solutions. I am a fixer. I forget that God is already at work in the situation. I strategize, plan, work and when things don’t move fast enough for me, I try to help them along under my own power. I wear myself out in my futile attempts to change what I cannot change. That is leaning on my own understanding.
That is not God’s way. God asks that we trust Him. That’s not always easy when decisions need to be made. Which way to go? What to do? Certainly, there are times when we need to take action using our God-given problem-solving skills. But trust means recognizing that God is actively at work already and that He will shine the light we need to take the next right step.
He sees your past, present, and future. He knows you better than you know yourself. And He loves you totally. He will guide you step by step.
Now think about what you are facing today. Choose to trust God in this moment about this situation. This isn’t about answers or quick fixes; this is about choosing to put your finite understanding into His infinite wisdom and trusting God that He will show you the way.