In all your ways acknowledge Him;
And He shall direct your paths.”
Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV
God expects His people to trust Him and He is a trustworthy God! We were created to live our lives in dependence upon Him. Our knowledge is incomplete,
our wisdom is inadequate, our power is ineffective; thus, we need our Creator. Sin
in its very essence is failing to trust God. These verses in Proverbs tell us how we are
to trust Him.
We are to trust Him entirely (v 5). God wants us to trust Him “with all your heart.”
That means everything from our salvation to physical, mental and, social needs. That also includes trusting Him with our families, marriages, jobs, relationships, finances, abilities, weaknesses, health, accomplishments, and our failures.
We are to trust Him exclusively (v 5). God commands us to not depend on our own understanding. Why? It is fundamentally flawed with an infection of sin. God is truly omniscient. He knows it all from beginning to end. He even knows the number of hairs on your head. So follow His leading from His Word, prayer, and godly counsel. He is on your side, so trust Him!
We are to trust Him uniformly (v 6). In all we do, in every decision we make, we are to trust His wisdom. Not with just big things, but also with the little things.
QUESTION: Why do we find it difficult to trust God in all areas of our lives? In what
area do you need to “let go and let God”?