5 Lessons in Trusting God from Proverbs 3:5-6

"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 straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

This passage is to be the heart cry of every Christian. Let's look carefully at each phrase and gain five insights into trusting God.

1.    Trust in the Lord

Trust the Lord of the universe. Trust the all-mighty and all-knowing Lord. He is holy, just, loving, and faithful. He never changes and will never forsake you. No one compares, and no one is as worthy of your trust.

2.    Trust with all your heart

Trust him completely. There is no reason to hesitate or give a second thought to trusting him. Do not hold back. Trust him with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

3.    Do not trust your own understanding

Do not trust anyone else, especially yourself. You may know a lot, but God knows even more. You may understand a lot, but God understands everything completely. Watch out for blind spots, and be careful of wrong assumptions.

4.    In all your ways submit to the Lord

Trusting God means believing he loves you and wants what is best for you. Surrender to his ways and his plans for you. Ask him to accomplish his purposes in your life. Be willing to give up what is dear to you if you have to. Be willing to follow his lead

5.    He will guide and direct you

When you trust him, he will guide you in the right way. When you surrender your will to his will, you will find peace. When you submit to him, he will make your way clear. When you are proud you will stumble, but when you humbly trust God you will be blessed.

This is a great passage to read slowly, consider carefully, and take to heart. Pray these truths over yourself, your friends, and your family.

Lord, please help me to trust you completely. Help me to trust you above all others. Help me to trust you with all of my heart, without fear, and without hesitation. Help me not to trust myself, my thoughts, my plans, and my ways. Help me to see you in everything and submit all of my ways to you. Make your will clear to me, and guide me in what is right and good. Amen

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