Monday, September 26, 2011
Trust in the Lord
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
Proverbs 3:5-6 have been my life verses for the last 32 years that I have been a Christian. They have provided me with strength and direction through some difficult times.
It is often difficult to trust in the Lord. We are constantly warring against our flesh, the world and the devil. These forces continually lead us away from the Lord.
However, the Bible clearly states that without faith it is impossible to please Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
We must not depend on our fallible understanding and intellect, but keep our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus.
"And when you trust God in spite of all outward appearances and surrounding circumstances, it is a comfortable proof to yourself that you are on good terms with God, that you are walking in sweet fellowship with him, and it is one of the most
blessed facts in your whole history." - Spurgeon