The Power of Trusting the Lord with All Your Heart
By Debbie McDaniel, Crosswalk.com Writer
“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
If the future feels uncertain right now, and worry keeps occupying too much room in your heart, in your mind, remember this: God is already in all of our tomorrows. He knows our way, and He has a plan. And we can be assured it's always the best one for us.
God never asks us to figure it all out on our own. He just asks us to trust Him, to recognize His leadership and Sovereignty in our lives. And He promises to make our pathways straight.
- "Trust (be confident in, be bold, be secure)
- in the Lord with all your heart (seat of emotions, inclinations, mind, soul),
- and do not lean (trust, support)
- on your own understanding (discernment).
- In all your ways acknowledge Him (know, recognize),
- and He will make your paths straight (pleasing, right, smooth)." Proverbs 3:5-6
We may not always see what's ahead, but He does.
There’s great power in trusting Him. For it clears the way for our security to be based solely on Him, not on our circumstances, or other people, not on ourselves, or our own ways of thinking.
He is faithful to lead us and He sees the big picture. He brings clarity and light through foggy times. He knows what’s around the other side of the bend where we can’t fully see. His timing is perfect even when we start to feel like we’ve been forgotten. No matter how we feel or what our current situation may be, we can be confident that God’s Presence will go before us, paving out pathways, guiding and guarding our steps.
Keep choosing trust. Let go of worry, hold on to Him.
Intersecting Faith & Life: What do you need to trust God with today? Ask Him to help you guard and protect your heart from worry or trying to figure out everything on our own. Pray for His Spirit to fill you afresh and give you wisdom to hold on to His Truth.