​“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

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭59:16‬ ‭

Psalm 136: 1-9Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,

    for his steadfast love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of gods,

    for his steadfast love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords,

    for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who alone does great wonders,

    for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who by understanding made the heavens,

    for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who spread out the earth above the waters,

    for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who made the great lights,

    for his steadfast love endures forever;

the sun to rule over the day,

    for his steadfast love endures forever;

the moon and stars to rule over the night,

    for his steadfast love endures forever;
This Psalm was a popular hymn in Solomon’s temple, and by Jehoshaphat’s armies as the were victorious in battle. Why do you think they kept repeating, “for his steadfast love endures forever”? I think it’s because it’s a constant reminder that no matter what we do, or how grave we think the error of our ways are, God is still God; he is still on His throne and loves us no matter what. 1 John 4:8 states that God is love, and therefore because God is love, He CANNOT stop loving us because it’s not about what we do on the earth, it’s all about what Christ did on the Cross. Meditate on the truth that God’s love endures forever, in the highest highs and lowest lows.

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