How much do you trust? Do you think you trust a lot but then when it comes to that anxious situation, you realize you didn’t trust at all?
Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” It doesn’t say, “Trust in the Lord with some of your heart or part of your heart” it says ALL of your heart.
Let’s take it apart word for word.
- Trust – to trust in, to have confidence, to be bold, to be careless, to feel safe, to be secure
- Lord – the one TRUE God
- Heart – inner part, mind, will, understanding
- Lean – trust, support oneself, lean upon
- Understanding – discernment, wisdom, knowledge
So, do we have confidence, are we careless, do we feel safe with God to give Him EVERYTHING? Is He your One TRUE GOD, is He our Lord? Have we given Him our heart, our inner self, our mind, will, emotions? Do we lean on Him or lean on ourselves? Who has more knowledge, wisdom, or discernment…you or Him?
How did you answer these questions? Have you given Him EVERYTHING, and there is not a day goes by that you don’t stress about ONE SINGLE THING? (even a child that refuses to do homework/school work, or the spouse that just won’t respect you no matter how kind you are, or the doctors report of the family member that says surgery is needed or disease has been found, or your boss who cut your salary or let you go) If you are trusting in Him completely, then you will have peace in every storm that comes through your day/life. If you trust in Him, you will let it all roll off, you will give it to Him, and you will move on to do what He has called you to do.
Those that trust in Him can live by Psalm 9:10: “And they who know your name (who have experience and acquaintance with your mercy) will lean on and confidently put their trust in you, for you, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You (on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity).”
Psalm 34:8 “Oh taste and see that the Lord (our God) is good. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.
I want to trust Him so much that because of my trust, He pours out His favor and blessings on me all of the time, and others look at me and want what I have because they can see Christ in me. They want the God that’s in me…not the material things. When we trust Him, He leads us down the right path (Prov. 3:6) and we receive all that He has for us.