Rachel Jenae

Trust

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6


The trust God had in mind is not blind. Choosing to give your trust was always meant to be intentional. It’s a choosing of your will. God wanted it that way. Wanted you to choose, wanted you to have free will and not be a robot that He ordered around.

Our leaning can often be reactive, and habitual. Often I don’t even know when I’m leaning, it just slowly happens. But if I’ve chosen to trust something my leaning will naturally follow. If I trust a chair will support me, I’ll lean into it. But so often I only trust me, so I only lean on my understanding, which is so small and limited. That trust is blind. I become the god of my own world directing my own paths – paths that lead nowhere. I forgo a million different God signs because I actually can’t even see them. I’ve chosen to only trust me and therefore only lean in a direction that I can understand.

But, if I choose to trust in the Lord with all of my heart, suddenly a million doors and opportunities of life open up to me. (Read the rest of Proverbs 3) Wisdom becomes my guide. Health and strength to my bones. Overflowing with plenty. Happiness. Understanding. Paths of peace. And on and on.
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Where you place your trust is a bigger deal than you may realize. Take a quick inventory of where you’re leaning today and you’ll find out where your trust is all too quickly.