by Pastor Mark
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV)
I had one of those moments recently that took more than a day to play out. I had some anxious questions, and asked God for guidance. As I prayed, I felt God respond, “Trust me.” So I did. The day unfolded, and God showed up and showed out. It was awesome.
I spent the entire day reflecting on that moment. “Trust me.” I started racking my brain trying to think of a Bible verse to support and inform that experience. I knew there had to be many, but I couldn’t recall any. Weird.
I woke up the next morning and prayed. In my prayer, I reflected on asking God for help, Him saying, “Trust me,” how I did, and how He made His presence known. Still, I couldn’t find the verse I was seeking to frame that experience. I knew I had to open the Bible. As soon as I did, one of the most famous verses leapt off the page. Today’s verse. OF COURSE!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Are you seeking God’s guidance in your life? In your work? In your marriage? In your heart? Listen for Him to say, “Trust me.” Trust Him! God will reveal the path you should go. And here is the good news: He is already there and just asking you to follow. So here is the recipe: Trust. Submit. Follow.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the reminder to follow you when I’m not sure what to do. Ultimately, this is the advice for every single moment of every single day. Forgive me for the times I forget that and want you to go my way. I trust you, submit my life to you, and follow you, all in the name of Jesus. Amen.