Thursday, September 29, 2011

Trust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, 

and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

TRUST assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, 
or truth of someone or something: one in which confidence is placed.

ALL the whole amount, quantity, or extent of, as much as possible.

As I was thinking about this scripture, a life verse for many. I compared the kind of trust Jesus is looking for, to that of a child. During the first few years of life, children who receive warm loving care, are able to establish a sense of trust with their parents or caregivers. Without a doubt, they know they will be fed, changed and loved. It may not come in their timing, but they know it will happen. As they grow into the toddler years and venture out on mini explorations, they have the confidence to turn away from danger, and go back to the caregiver they trust, for reassurance and protection.

Children believe, beyond a shadow of a doubt that their caregiver will protect them and take care of them. That’s what Jesus wants from us. Never a doubt that He will be that caregiver for us and meet our needs. TRUST Him with complete confidence that He will do what is best for your life, He’ll guide you. He tells us in Isaiah 55:8, His ways are not our ways. Why? Because He’s all knowing. He knows our future. He sees the Master plan. Who better to put our trust in, than someone who knows us better than we know ourselves?

You can probably think of a time that you had a certain dilemma all figured out, God just needed to come through on His end. Well, He had a surprise for you didn’t He? He provided you with what you needed, but not in the way you expected it to happen. I think that’s His way of reminding us that He’s taking care of us.

In ALL our ways, everything we do, He wants us to acknowledge him. He’ll keep us on the path we need to go, we just need to TRUST and obey.

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Old hymn written in 1887 ~ Trust and Obey

I hope and pray you are encouraged by these verses from Proverbs 3:5-6.  It's such a remarkable passage that can apply to so many different aspects of our life.  Memorize it if you can, carry it in your heart.  Have a delightful day.

1 comment:

Mrs. Smith said...

I love the way you presented that - it will help super glue it to my brain. :)