Do you sometimes find yourself in a game of tug-of-war between trusting in Jesus and leaning on your own understanding? I’ll be the first to say, “I do!” Not only did I have a sign made that says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” but I hung it where it’s the first thing I see every morning. When I lean on my own understanding I rationalize fears, insecurities, and false realizations. But when I trust in the name of the Lord I find rest. Jesus is trustworthy. Let me say it again, JESUS IS TRUSTWORTHY. You can trust him with your loved ones. Your job or job loss. Your finances. Pending test results. Your marriage. Your loneliness. He goes before us and He is with us. The hardest part of trusting for me is believing that His plan is better than mine. Is it? The answer is YES. He sees all things and knows all things. Release the rope, end the tug-of-war and submit to him, “and he will make your paths straight.”
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.