29 November, 2009

Trust In The Lord

Proverbs 3:5 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding".
Sounds pretty basic, doesn't it? Just
lean on the Lord. Depend on the Lord.
Trust him. Put your plans, your hopes and your dreams into his hands.
So, what's the problem?
So many times, we think we have the answers and we know how to make things better. We have this fear of letting others see our weaknesses.Therefore, we have to be strong and show everyone around us just how independent and self sufficient we are. We hide our fears and/or loneliness. We cover up our broken heart and lives. In essence, we put on a show to conceal our struggles.

Here's a question: Why is it that we try so hard to impress others... or please others when the one we should be striving to please is God?

That passage of scripture continues on...
Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

What does it mean to "acknowledge God." I believe it means that we completely surrender our will and our ways to His will, and we trust in His power, His wisdom, goodness, and righteousness. It is coming to a point that we acknowledge that without Him we can do nothing. I'm convinced that many, if not most of our failures are due to our pride, for we think that our own wisdom, strength and piety are sufficient, and so we do not acknowledge Him as necessary in all things. The reality is that we need God’s direction in everything, for this is how he directs our path.

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