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Who can you trust?

Picture of bible with the word "Who can you trust? September 16, 2022, Proverbs 3:5-6"

September 16, 2022

Proverbs 3:-5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

We talked yesterday about Solomon being the one who was to build the temple after his father David was told by God that he would not be the one to finish it. So today we are in Proverbs and Solomon is the one who wrote the majority of them. Solomon was considered to be the wisest man that ever lived because he asked God for wisdom to rule Israel, and God gave it to him.  Solomon wrote over 3000 proverbs! Can you even imagine making a list of anything that long? But they were a reflection of the wisdom that Solomon showed throughout his life.

How many of you have turned on the news and change the channel and hear something completely different? So what do we do? Which one do we trust?  Proverbs tells us quite clearly that we are to trust in the Lord. NOT to lean on our own understanding of the way things are. But to acknowledge Him in all ways. But boy can that be hard. 

We need to remember though that when we trust in Him with all of our heart, it is not only positive and beneficial, it also stops the worrying, the fear and the doubt and it helps us get through those times when we don’t even know what to believe. When we do trust in the Lord that means we set aside our own agendas, our own desires and do His will. The plans that God has for us are so far beyond anything we can ever imagine. But if we hold back from trusting Him and following Him, we will never know what those plans were and our spiritual life won’t make any progress either. We missed an opportunity to really know God. 

I want to make something clear, trusting fully in God and not leaning on our own understanding, or not doing it our own way, is not giving up what you want to do.  It’s trusting God and His amazing knowledge to be the one to know what is best for us. His plan will lead to joy.  Our plan? Could lead to getting it done… but how do we feel about it when we’re done? But God’s plan leads to straight paths, fulfilled paths, paths of joy and abundance.

If you are seeking wisdom and make wise decisions, then trust in the Lord. Stop trying to be in control and let God take over your life. He will lead you down the straight path, you can count on it!

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