by Pastor Mark Jordan
“Trust from the bottom of your heart; ” (Proverbs 3:5, MSG)
I love today’s verse. You might be more familiar with the traditional translations that say to lean not on your own understanding, but there is something about the way The Message puts it that causes me to pause and take a deep breath.
You see, it was my morning prayer time, and I felt God ask me if I trusted Him. I said yes, then felt the impulse to follow that up with a ‘but…’ I trust you Lord, but, I…
No. There is no trust followed by a but. God convicted me to follow my, “I trust,” not with a ‘but,’ but with an, ‘Amen.’
Is God asking you to trust Him with something in your own life? Are you inclined to say that you trust, but…? You don’t have to try to figure out everything on your own. And you certainly shouldn’t tell God what to do next. Just trust.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I trust you. Forgive me for the times I follow ‘I trust’ with anything other than, ‘amen.’ I trust you. So be it. Amen.