Saturday, June 11, 2016

Trust in the Lord

rocks in heart shape“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. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones” (Proverbs 3:5–8).
These verses prompt us to consider an important question in life: “Where will I place my trust?” The temptation is to trust ourselves.holding hands After all, no one knows us better than we know ourselves, right? Perhaps we have been burned by trusting in someone else who let us down in a critical moment of need and we vow never to let that happen again. Such experiences leave us scarred and fearful of opening ourselves up to the possibility of being hurt again.
But trusting in our own heart can be perilous. It’s foolishness to think we can be the standard of wisdom and understanding (Proverbs 28:26). Error messageWe have all made enough mistakes in life to prove that to be true. If we are honest with ourselves, we admit that our failures reveal that we are incapable of successfully making our own way in life (Jeremiah 10:23).
Wise counsel promotes God as the only safe place for our trust. He alone possesses the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding necessary to be a trustworthy guide for life. What is involved in trusting God? It includes trusting Himdirection post completely (“...with all your heart…” and “ all your ways…”), honoring Him reverently (“...fear the Lord…”), and heeding His call to repent (“...turning away from evil…”).
My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, My 
stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest; the rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out ocean rocksyour heart before Him; God is a refuge for us” (Psalms 62:5–8).

God loves you!

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