Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
If only we would make this our motto, then we would probably would have saved ourselves a lot of heartache. Who do we trust? We put too much trust into other people, politicians, athletes, musicians, even ourselves. But why don’t we trust God? We do we find it so hard to trust the one , who not only created you, but also created everything else
Lean not on our own understanding, this is another big obstacle for us. We need to come to the realization that our total understanding is very limited. We are limited by time, space, and matter. However God is not limited by anything, he is outside time, space, and matter. In fact he created all these things. So why don’t we trust him and lean on His understanding instead of our own?
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6
When you acknowledge God in every aspect of your life , He will direct your path! You might say “I don’t want God directing my path” well there is your first problem! Pride, arrogance, ego, these are all things that keep us separated from God and truly knowing His will for our life
Now of course, none of this is possible without Christ. The first step to understanding is receiving Jesus as your Lord (Master) and follow His Way. Secondly we need to humble ourselves, be willing to deny ourselves as Jesus said and actually listen to God.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. Proverbs 3:7
As the Apostle Paul said “Professing to be wise they became fools “ (Romans 1:22) One of our greatest mistakes is considering ourselves wiser than God. As it stated in the beginning of Proverbs “The Fear of God is the beginning of Wisdom” , the same thought is mentioned here again, God must want us to get this!
Trust in Jesus and He will lead you down the straight narrow path, Amen!