“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
Let’s break this verse down into how it can play out in our lives today…
Trust – the opposite of worry. Every time I start to feel those pangs of worry, I should see it as a call to verbalize, out loud, my trust in God.
Lean not on my own understanding – Oh, how I want to be in control of things that affect my loved ones and me. But in most situations I can’t just stand tall in my own strength and manipulate the circumstances around me. I must learn to lean. Rest fully on the Lord and His perspective of all situations.
In all my ways acknowledge Him – Instead of letting my emotions and feelings run away from me, I must reign them in to be an acknowledgement of who is really in control here. (James 1:22)
He will make our path straight – The shortest path to God’s richest blessings is always paved with trust and obedience. My head knows this… Lord, will you help my heart catch up?
– Lysa TerKeurst