Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

  • This passage tells us to obey God’s ways and His commands even when we do not understand them. We trust in the Lord, but many times we end up leaning on our own understanding. It is those times that we become anxious and often disheartened. Trusting God is extremely hard for us to do when we allow the world’s influence to affect our hearts and our minds, but obedience to God brings understanding and peace. When you have a straight path, you do not have to guess which direction you go, you just follow the path. A heart that trust God in everything is far more valuable than a mind that tries to understand everything God does. We may not understand the “why questions” in life, but acknowledgement of God and complete faith in Him will lead us to a peace that passes all understanding.
  • God knows everything that will happen, He knows what is best for us and He loves us! The more we realize that our life is in His hands the greater peace we will have. Many times, we do not understand why bad things happen. God is telling us that this is okay. He has a purpose for everything that happens and many times we just cannot comprehend how He will work things out for His glory, but He will. When we trust Him in both the good times and the bad times, we are acknowledging His power,  righteousness, and love for us, which is so strong that He sent His Son to die in our place so that we might live with Him eternally. His love never changes and when our understanding runs out, we should rest in faith.
  • We have trust in God, but It is the “all your heart” and “all your ways” that get us. Notice the word “all”. “All your heart” and “all your ways” define complete trust and complete submission. We cannot trust in the Lord sometimes and submit to Him just when we want to and expect a straight path. There is no confusion in following God, but it does require commitment. We are promised that if we trust in God the He will guide us in our walk. Our problem is letting go of control and doing what He says. His way is laid out in the Bible, and we should let scripture guide our life and be amazed at the peace He will bring in all circumstances. When we truly learn to trust God, we will eliminate much anger, self-pity, self-pride, depression, worry, addictions, anxiety, and loss of hope.
  • Can you imagine a life without anger, self-pity, self-pride, depression, worry, addictions, anxiety, and loss of hope?

Psalm 91:1-2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.””

Isaiah 26:3 “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

Dear Lord, teach us to walk in Truth and to realized that we are safe and secure in the arms of our Father. Amen

Proverbs 15:16

“Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.” Which of your earthly treasures are you willing to give up to be closer to God?

Read More »

Proverbs 15:13

“A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.” Does your face reveal a heart that is a testimony to the greatness of Jesus Christ?

Read More »

Proverbs 15:1

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” We have total control of how we talk to others. We must choose to either honor God or to remain prideful and self-righteous. May God be glorified in our responses. Do your answers induce anger or turn people from it? Matthew 12:34 “…..For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Proverbs 14:10 “Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.” Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Proverbs 15:18 “A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.” Proverbs 15:28 “The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.” James 1:19-20 “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” Dear Lord, please guide us to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.

Read More »

Proverbs 14:32

“The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.” Finding refuge in your death will only occur through Jesus Christ.   Will you find refuge in your death?

Read More »

Proverbs 14:21

“Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.” Sin is the attitude that starts long before the action.

Read More »

Proverbs 14:12

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Not allowing God to lead often leads to some of our greatest disappointments and wasted efforts, however, submitting to His will, always brings peace and joy. Proverbs 16:9 “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

Read More »

book us now!

use the contact form to reach us or call us direct! We are so very glad you visited our website and look forward to working with you.

book us now!

use the contact form to reach us or call us direct! We are so very glad you visited our website and look forward to working with you.