TRUST IN THE LORD
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
The source of so much of our anxiety, fear, doubt, and anger is the result of leaning on our own understanding. It’s easy for me to give God 60%, 70%, or even 80% of my trust but when embracing uncertain paths ahead that last 20% is always difficult to let go of. To be honest that last bit I hold onto is typically spent anticipating problems, planning for every obstacle ahead, and striving for control. It’s this pattern of thinking that holds us back from wholeheartedly giving ourselves to the Lord and experiencing life at it’s fullest.
So what are we supposed to do when we feel like were at a dead end? It would seem like a pretty difficult place to lean into God and trust him with unwavering faith but that’s just what we are called to do. See with God he knows what’s best for us and when there seems like no way, He will make a way. I personally think the hardest part to trusting is taking the first step. At first we may not understand how we will make it down the path before we start the journey but quite frankly understanding is NOT a requirement to take the first step.
For me trusting the Lord with all my heart is seeking the Lord above everything else with confidence that He will make my paths straight. Turning down the noise and constant chatter in my mind when I am most vulnerable and uncertain & drawing close to Him. Trusting is walking into the storms of life with a clear mind and light heart willing to take bold risks. That type of peace is only found by genuinely trusting the Lord with all your heart, and acknowledging him in all your ways. Don’t be afraid to fail or take risks because God knows what He’s doing and failure is NOT permanent. God knows what’s best for us and He can see the end result. The greatest power we have as individuals is the power to choose. So if we choose to trust the Lord, We cannot also depend upon our own ability to understand everything God is doing. There have been very few times in my life where I was able to weather the storm, trust God with all my heart, and acknowledge him in all his ways. But when I did, I experienced something I was not capable of doing on my own. I was empowered through something that seemed impossible and the greatest part of it all was feeling so close to God in those moments when everything inside in me felt uncertain and vulnerable. Trust more fear less