February 6, 2024
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB
What does it look like to truly trust in the Lord? Does it mean trusting Him when everything in our lives is going well? Or are we able to truly trust Him and know that He is good even when everything is going wrong? Trusting in Him means in every and all circumstances. It means believing that He will work all things for good when all we can see is chaos and uncertainty in the road that lies ahead.
It also means trusting Him with all we have and all that we are. Trusting Him with our finances, our children, our jobs, and every part of our lives. It is easy to trust when the bank is full, our jobs are secure, and our families are healthy. It is not so easy when illness strikes, or security is lost. That is when we need to do a gut check and really ask ourselves where we are placing our trust. Do we genuinely believe that He is there in the midst of our situation, or do we suddenly doubt his goodness and try to fix things on our own?
Things are not always as they seem, which is why we are warned not to lean on our own understanding. God sees far more than we are able. He knows what lies ahead for us, so it is important that we do not let the current situation cloud our judgment. We need to trust His truths and His promises and put our trust in Him.
What would it look like for you to truly trust God in all things?
What is preventing you from trusting him fully?
Where are you currently placing your trust?
Dear Lord, help me to trust you with all my heart. No matter the circumstance, help me to know that you are with me. I trust that no matter how ugly my situation and whether or not I can see through it, that you will never leave me, nor forsake me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.