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.
Trust issues. You hear that term a lot. Right now, all of us might be having trust issues. Everywhere we turn, we see what we have trusted in crumbling around us. Whether consciously or subconsciously, we have trusted in our way of life, our system of government, our sources of information, and our ability to make decisions for the good of our families. Currently, it seems like everything is in question and nothing is in our control. What can we do? Let us evaluate our trust. Do we trust ourselves and the systems and institutions we have become accustomed to, or do we really trust God? Look at the principle and promise of these two verses.
- The Trusting — Trust in the LORD
It sounds so simple yet it is so powerful. Trust God. If you are a Christian, you have already trusted Him with your soul and your eternity. Now, trust Him with the everyday details.
- The Temptation – and lean not unto your own understanding
We do this so much sometimes we do not realize we are doing it. We cannot figure it all out. He knows what is best for us, trust Him.
- The Totality – in all thy ways acknowledge Him
We are to trust Him with all of our heart. In everything we do, we are to acknowledge Him. There is safety in doing that. He will protect us from making wrong decisions. His guidance comes from our acknowledgment.
- The Triumph – and He shall direct thy paths
God’s way is better than our way. He wants to lead us through everything that life throws at us. There is safety on the road that God has created for your life. Allow Him to be your guide.
Psalm 118:8 is the middle verse of the Bible. It makes this profound statement. “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man”. Do you trust in the Lord?
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