Message Magazine’s Online Devotional for Wednesday, March 9, 2016
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
It is not easy to trust people. Oftentimes, those whom we have trusted the most also disappoint us the most. When we let someone into our emotional space, we feel vulnerable, and because of past hurts, we sometimes wish we did not allow ourselves to trust again. This is an unfortunate consequence of sin.
The Lord says that we can trust Him. He has demonstrated His consistency by causing the sun to shine and the rain to fall without fail for thousands of years. He has sustained the very breath in our bodies. This, along with all of His mighty acts, shows us His proven track record and that should put us at ease. This should encourage us to be faithful to Him.
So many people think it is possible to make important decisions without consulting the Lord. Decisions about marriage, business partnerships, and other situations are made without regarding Him. People suffer through unnecessary pain because they do not first confer with God. He says that if we put our trust in Him first, and resist the temptation to rely on our own limited wisdom, He will direct us in the way we should go.
More than anything else, we must rely on the Lord concerning issues of salvation. We have nothing of value to contribute to our salvation; He must perform miracles beyond our abilities in order to fit us for heaven. We are never to aspire to holiness in our own strength. We must trust in the Lord with our whole heart. As we do this, He will make known the mysteries of godliness and will prepare us to meet Him in peace. Isn’t it great that the Lord is willing to show us, step-by-step, the way we should go? Trust in the Lord and you will never be disappointed