Trust in the LORD with all your heart

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living

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 (NIV))

Sometimes it is so difficult to trust in God. The world is such a burdensome place that sometimes it just becomes too overbearing and we cannot see that God is still there. Our weak human nature will not allow our spirits to retain the truth. We can’t see through the clouds of doubt that the enemy has cast. We forget that God reached out to us in our sin.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(John 3:16 (NIV))

Doubt is such a crippling thing. It brings about much pain. It brings about feelings of despair. It can end up with feelings of disbelief, but we must take heart and never stop believing. We have too much to lose.

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
(John 3:18 (NIV))

The next time that you feel that it is difficult to trust in God, perhaps it is what you are trusting Him for that is the problem. Take a good, long look at your heart. Do your desires contradict God’s Word? Are you asking for Jesus to intercede on your behalf for something that is not righteous?

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
(Hebrews 13:8 (NIV))

We must trust in the Lord with all of our heart, but we must align our heart with God’s Word. If we acknowledge Him, then we will find ourselves true to His Word and His desires.

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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