Read: Proverbs 3
Key Verses: Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
Devotional: Trust can be difficult for many people but especially those who feel as though they’ve been burned in the past. Maybe you’ve been stabbed in the back by a friend, abandoned by a parent, walked out on by a spouse - if that’s you then trust can be especially difficult. Regardless of our relational experiences trust is difficult for lots of reasons.
The promise we have in Proverbs 3:5-6 makes clear that our trust in Him is followed by wisdom from Him. Our lack of clarity is made clear only after we begin to trust Him. How often have we all been guilty of begging God for clarity at the altar of prayer and then rising to our feet following our “Amen” and mapping out a plan of our own. If we’re going to ask God for wisdom we should at least trust Him enough to wait on an answer right?
Trusting in God provides you and I with several things:
Take Action: Make a list of those areas of your life where you find it difficult to trust in God. Is it career related? Is it relational? Is is financial? What scares you the most about trusting in God? Is it the waiting? Is it that things might not work out as you had hoped? Once you have all of that written down, write out Proverbs 3:5-6 across the top of the page and post it somewhere to keep it in front of you. Use it to remind yourself daily that God is trustworthy.
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