Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (AMP)
5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
Proverbs 3:5 first tells us to trust in the Lord wholeheartedly. The word “trust” literally means “to cling to,” “to confide in,” or “to set one’s hope and confidence upon.” When we trust in the Lord, we refuse to let go of him. We put all our weight on him, because we believe that he will uphold us. When we trust in the Lord, we wholly rely on his wisdom, power, goodness, and love. To trust God is to believe his Word; hold on to his promises; and to accept his sovereign control over our lives. It is to submit ourselves completely to him. To put our trust in the Lord is to yield our bodies, minds, wills, and emotions to him. To put our trust in the Lord is to turn over the control and direction of our lives to Jesus Christ. As one songwriter so eloquently put it:
All to Jesus, I surrender, All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust him, In His presence freely live.
All to Jesus I surrender, Lord I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power, Let Thy blessing fall on me.
I surrender all, I surrender all,
All to Thee, my blessed Savior, I surrender all.
Are you putting your full trust in the Lord? If you are, then keep doing so. If you are not trusting the Lord as you should, then take a moment to recommit yourself to trusting him. Tomorrow we will look at some of the obstacles to trusting God that we need to overcome in our walk of faith. Have a great day.
Wilfred Graves Jr.