When we don’t understand why certain occurrences happen, we are quick to reason things our own way. We get restless, , visit the past , play the blame game, look at the impossibilities and we deteriorate. But if we change our focus, we are called to depend on God rather than our own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5-6 reads, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him,and he will make your paths straight.
Let’s take the first line in this verse “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
What is TRUST? Trust is an ability of someone or something. Here the ‘someone’ is the Lord in whom we are to TRUST. In an agonizing world, we are to trust Him with all our heart. But, we fail in our human frailty. When someone betrays or offends us, we feel mad and mutter words like “Can I TRUST anyone?” In times of vulnerability and chaos, are we swift to turn to the word of God which says TRUST in the Lord with all your heart?
In the natural state of mind we mull over things and start to depend on our own understanding and miss the bigger picture that the Lord is over everything. Envisage this, if you and I could just Trust the Lord in every situation what a life we would be living. It would be less worry and more worship, less strife and more smiles, less ego and more enthusiasm, less fear and more faith.
In all our ways we are to submit to Him and He will make our paths straight. Think about this for a moment- our every action, our every word, our every decision leading us to what God has planned because of one simple step of placing our trust in Him. Now that would be walking in obedience even when it doesn’t make sense. Today, challenge your heart to Trust the Lord with the next move and see how he makes your part straight. To trust the Lord in the light is nothing, but to trust Him in the dark, that’s FAITH.