“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Wise people trust God. The wisest people trust Him completely.
The word for trust means to “lean into”. When you trust God you “lean into Him” with all your weight.
Heed the wise instruction given in these verses, “You don’t have to fully understand God in order to fully trust Him.”
Often, one of the biggest obstacles to trusting God is the notion that we have to understand Him in order to trust Him.
As Solomon reminds us in this Proverb, not only is that untrue it is absurd!
I put my trust in a lot of things I don’t understand. I have rested all my weight in a jetliner and flown 35,000 feet across the Atlantic Ocean with little understanding of that aircraft.
I have a very limited understanding of how my Toyota Camry works but I trust it to carry me wherever I need to go.
I lean heavily on this laptop for my writing and sermon preparation and research and emails every day of every week. I don’t really understand how it works.
Here’s some wisdom to help you trust Him.
Wise people trust God by leaning completely into His trustworthiness and leaning away from their understanding of Him.
Is your need to understanding Him making it difficult to trust Him?
Lean away from your need to understand Him and lean fully into what you DO understand about Him – HE IS TRUSTWORTHY!
By the way, an amazing thing happens as you lean fully into His trustworthiness – you gain a better understanding of Him as well!
How are you leaning today?