By Tiffany Deluccia
I’ve had this verse memorized since I was a kid. It’s one of those I never comprehend fully for long.
“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
It’s like trying to catch a bubble or hold a single thought in your mind for a minute without thinking of anything else: Every time I think I’ve got it, I’ve already popped on to the next thought.
I struggle most with the second part of verse 5 – “Lean not on your own understanding.”
His ways are higher than ours, and yet we spend so much breath, time and energy trying to work out what He’s doing up there. If we could come to terms with this–that if our understanding makes sense, it’s likely only a fraction of the truth–we could save ourselves a lot of frustration!
When you find yourself trying to figure out why and how God’s going to come through, stop and acknowledge your own understanding isn’t safe for leaning. I find it’s easier to trust God completely when I have no idea what’s coming than when I think I know. How about you?
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